Undergraduate TA Application Instructions

Fall 2019

Please note: UTA positions are only open to undergraduate students.

Part I: Materials

To apply for a UTA position, join the Canvas page: 2019 Math UTA.

To join the site, follow this link: https://gatech.instructure.com/enroll/JEMWK7

Upload your completed application package (items #1-4) to the appropriate "Assignment" on the Canvas site no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.  The Canvas site will no longer be accessible after the application deadline.  Recommendation letters must come directly from your references.  All applications must include the following items:

  1. A one-page resume
  2. Completed problem set
  3. Permission slips for the Dean of Students office
  4. A 30-60 second audio recording, introducing yourself to the selection committee.  The recording can be made directly on Canvas through the "Introduction" assignment.
  5. One letter of recommendation (will arrive separately from your packet from your references).   References should be from former professors or job supervisors; recommendations from students (PLs, TAs, etc.) will not be accepted.  The reference must be from a Georgia Tech faculty or staff member.  You  may only ask a graduate student to complete the reference if that graduate student served as your instructor of record for the course, not the TA.  The reference does not have to be from the School of Mathematics.

Your application will be reviewed by the UTA Selection Committee. Applicants will be selected for the interview process based on the problem set score, math courses completed, current GPA, communication skills, and faculty recommendation.

Part II: Interview Process

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified in mid to late February. You will then be given instructions on how to sign up for your interview.  Please note: submitting an application does not guarantee an interview.

Interviews will be with the TA Coordinator and at least one math TA. Please arrive at the interview five minutes early. If another applicant is still in the room, please wait in the hallway.


Since new freshmen will not register until summer FASET, most UTA applicants will not be notified about the status of the applications until late July or early August.


If you have questions, please come our Q/A session:

  • Thursday, January 24, 11:00-11:40 AM, Skiles 202

Or, for additional information, please contact the TA Coordinator at ta-coordinator@math.gatech.edu.

** Please note: If you interviewed with us last year and did not teach for us, you will have to go through the application process again.

*** If you have previously taught for us but you are not a current TA, you do not have to go through the application process again. Please contact the TA Coordinator if you wish to return next semester.