assistantship[ə sis′ tənt s̸hip′]
assistantship definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a temporary job teaching or doing research at a university, given to graduate students as a form of financial aid
assistantship definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An academic position that carries a stipend and usually involves part-time teaching or research, given to a qualified graduate student.