Undergraduate TA

The School has a very sizable teaching load, and each semester it hires 30-45 undergraduates to TA for its courses. This is a paying job, and can frequently be a very rewarding experience.

Undergraduate TA positions are only open to undergraduate students. 

Graduate students are not eligible for these positions.

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions

The School of Mathematics is looking for responsible undergraduate students to join our undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) team this fall.

UTAs are not hired by course.  Because class availability varies term by term, we expect teaching assistants to be comfortable teaching various courses.  The minimum requirements at the time of application are:

  • Completion of or concurrently enrolled in Multivariable Calculus/Calculus III (Math 2551 or 2550 or 2561 or 2401 or 2605) or Differential Equations (Math 2552 or 2562 or 2403)
  • A high overall GPA with grades of all A's and B's (preferably A's) in mathematics courses
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Fall 2018 will be the beginning of at least your second year as a college student (no first-year students are eligible for UTA positions)

Most spring UTAs are selected from the fall UTA team.  We do not have an application process for spring TA positions.

Applications for the Fall 2018 term are now closed.  The application deadline was Thursday, February 1 at 11:59 pm.  Applications for Fall 2019 will open in late December.

Go to the UTA Application page.

Please do not search for old links as the application materials change each year. 

An undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) has many responsibilities.

  1. Teaching one or two 50-minute recitation sessions each week.
  2. Grading homework, quiz/exam papers, and projects (including proctoring and grading during the final exams week) for the lead instructor.
  3. Holding office hours (at least one hour per week).
  4. Attending organizational meetings with the lead instructor.
  5. Attending the CETL/Mathematics TA Orientation (tentatively scheduled on Sunday afternoon, August 19).
  6. Enrolling in CETL 2000 MAT, TA Development Seminar (10:55 am -11:45 am on Tuesdays during the semester).

The stipend for the 2018-2019 academic year will be approximately $1,490 per semester for UTAs teaching 4-credit hour courses and $1,345 per semester for UTAs teaching 2-credit hour courses.

Upon a satisfactory completion of the UTA duties, a UTA will receive one credit hour (P/F) of CETL 2000 MAT.

For more information, e-mail the TA Coordinator.