Graduate Employees (GE)

Landscape Architecture Graduate Employee (GE) Positions

The Department of Landscape Architecture puts out a call for GE applications to our MLA students in winter term each year, and makes decisions in spring term. In our department, these fellowships typically become available in the student’s second year, after they have gained experience in the program, but first-year students with strong backgrounds may wish to apply. To ensure adequate funding for our MLA students, Ph.D. students do not compete for these regularly offered GEs.

Landscape Architecture typically offers 18 recurring one-term GE positions per year.  In some years, we’ve been able to offer from 2-5 additional one-term GE positions but these depend on funding for research or administrative positions.

GE applications are assessed and prioritized by the Department of Landscape Architecture using multiple criteria, and selection is a multi-tiered process.  First, students must be well qualified to assist with the specific teaching assignment, class preparation or research project.  This is particularly important when GEs assist with teaching and therefore will have an impact on the educational experience of other students in Landscape Architecture classes.  Oftentimes, more than one student is well-qualified for a position.  In these cases, educational opportunity and equitable distribution of appointments come into play.  The faculty understands that GE appointments offer educational opportunities and preparation for professional careers in teaching, research and practice, and seeks to make these opportunities available to deserving students.  Finally, the award of GE appointments is considered across an entire year rather than term-by-term in an effort to equitably distribute the available GE opportunities among qualified applicants.

In preparing your application:

  • Read each GE description carefully and pay attention to the skills and qualities that are necessary or desired.
  • Be attentive to the qualifications and requested information for each position and address these in your application.
  • Apply only for the positions for which you are qualified.
  • If you are applying for more than one position in the same academic term, state your preference if you have one.

Please use the application link below to apply for GE positions for the coming academic year and also see important dates:

  • Fall/Winter/Spring GE Landscape Architecture Announcement Call (to be posted soon) March 15, 2019
  • Fall/Winter/Spring Term Application
  • Application Deadline: March 29, 2018, 11:59 PM
  • Email offer notification: Week 2 of Spring Term
  • The Landscape Architecture GE Orientation TBA
  • Graduate School Orientation and Graduate Employee Mandatory Training, TBA

Priority consideration will be given to qualified graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture.

At the UO, Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GE for Graduate Employee) appointments include a full tuition remission, stipend, coverage of most fees, and health insurance during each term of the award. The UO and GTFF establish minimum salary rates through collective bargaining. Rates are set for three levels of appointment, eligibility for which are based on academic criteria. UO GE Monthly salary and base rate information (by FTE) will be included with your official UO GE contract which will be processed through Duck Web. In the meantime, you may reference the GE salary chart, based on your GE level, on the Grad School Website. The rates shown are for 2017-18, and stipends are scheduled to increase by 3.5% for 2018-19, which is the last year of the current GTTF contract.

On top of the stipend the benefits include a health insurance that also covers spouse or dependents. The university also pays the bulk of academic fees as well as in-state or out-of-state tuition.

Landscape Architecture GE Information:

PhD Students

For each incoming doctoral student, the department will provide a minimum of two academic years of graduate fellowship, which include tuition and fee waivers, a stipend, and health insurance. Funding typically continues through the fourth year, contingent upon satisfactory progress. Students may also teach and participate in ongoing research.

PhD Program Handbook

Fall/Winter/Spring GE New Appointment Instructions

If you have been offered a GE appointment, go to New Appointment Instructions (to be posted soon) for the following details:

  • Step-by-step Instructions (including timelines)
  • Hire Documents (Required documents for re and new hires)
  • Fees and Insurance
  • International Students & Insurance (*Important*)
  • Contract Limitations
  • Training & Orientation (GE Orientation is required at beginning of fall term)
  • Payroll and Payments (Direct deposit, social security number, time cards)
  • Non-Native English Speaker

Your offer decision and hire documents need to be submitted by the noted deadlines to the School of Architecture & Environment, 210 Lawrence or A delay in submitting documents to the Department by the deadlines may result in a delay in payment.

GE Resources

International GE Resources

The hire packet for new international employees cannot be completed until the employee is in Eugene due to documents they won’t receive until after they arrive. Therefore, new UO International GEs need to arrive in the U.S. prior to the UO payroll deadline (first week in September) in order to have time to get their GE payroll record established with university departments.

Students offered a GE position will need to provide a social security number in order to set up their UO Payroll account. Students who do not have a social security number will need to follow additional steps outlined in the hire documents, upon accepting an appointment offer, in order to obtain a social security number/card. Applications for a SS card need to be submitted within 30 days of employment.  New International GEs who arrive too late to establish their payroll record will have a delay in payment.


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