Harvard-wide roles can be viewed at the Student Employment Office.
GSD roles are posted in CREATE as they become available, including teaching roles for the Early Design Education Design Discovery and Black in Design programs. Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant roles are typically advertised in August/September for the fall term and January/February for the spring term.
Incoming students will have access to CREATE in mid-August.
Student employment at the GSD is reserved for all enrolled students, including international students. International students should consult the Harvard International Office website for information about working in the U.S.
Types of Student Employment
The GSD offers many different types of student employment opportunities. The following jobs are included in the bargaining unit of the HGSU (Harvard Graduate Students Union) as instructional or research positions. More information on responsibilities, pay rates, and hiring policies can be found on these pages:
- Doctoral Grader
- Research Assistant (RA)
- Research Fellow
- Teaching Assistant (TA)
- Teaching Fellow (TF)
Other Student Employment Options (Non-Union) at the GSD:
Teaching Opportunities for English for Design Course (Doctoral Students Only):
Each year, a small group of international students admitted to the GSD will be required to take a course focused on improving their comfort with the English language with an emphasis on design discourse at the GSD. Opportunities exist for doctoral-level students to assist in running the discussion sessions of this custom program.