Undergraduate TA

The School has a very sizable teaching load, and each fall it hires around 30 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 2021 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions

The School of Mathematics is looking for a small number of responsible undergraduate students to join our undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) team this fall.  Please note: these positions are for FALL 2021 ONLY.  We cannot guarantee space for the spring terms. 

UTAs are not hired by course.  Because class availability varies term by term, we expect teaching assistants to be comfortable teaching various courses.  The majority of new UTAs will teach recitations for our two-credit courses, Math 1551, 1553, or 2550.  The minimum requirements at the time of application are:

  • Completion of Multivariable Calculus/Calculus III (Math 2551 or 2550 or 2561 or 2401 or 2605, or equivalent transfer credit).
  • A high overall GPA with grades of mostly A's in the core mathematics courses.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.
  • Fall 2021 will be the beginning of at least your third year as a college student.  No first-year students are eligible for UTA positions, regardless of previously earned credits.  Depending on the applicant pool, the Selection Committee may consider outstanding second year students who have met the above course and grade requirements.

Any available spaces in the spring terms will be filled by continuing UTAs. We do not have an application process for spring UTA positions, and we are unable to guarantee space for returning UTAs in the spring terms. The School of Mathematics does not hire UTAs in the summer terms.

Applications for the Fall 2021 term are now open.  The application deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm. 

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 recitation sections once or twice per 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 online for the week of August 9-13, 2021).
  6. Enrolling in CETL 2000 MAT, TA Development Seminar (11:00 am -11:50 am on Tuesdays during the semester).

The stipend for the 2021-2022 academic year will be approximately $1,345 per semester for UTAs teaching 2-credit hour courses.  The stipend is a bit higher for 4-credit hour courses, or for teaching two sections of the same 2-credit hour course, if available. 

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.