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Department of English

A graduate teaching associate reads while tutoring inside the Writing Center.

Teaching Associate Program

Positions are available on semester-to-semester basis to teach English 5A/5B and English 10. TAs in the MFA program who are in good standing are also selected to teach undergraduate courses in English 41, 43, or 44.

Generally, the duties of the Teaching Associate in all of these courses include:

  • Instructing and managing the classroom;
  • Creating and/or implementing the course design and assignment sequence;
  • Preparing course materials and classroom activities;
  • Responding to and evaluating student writing;
  • Assessing student performance, including giving course grades;
  • Assisting students outside of class during office hours and by appointment.

Hiring for new TAs will be conducted each spring semester for appointment in the following fall semester.