Teaching Assistantships in the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science are available to full-time, on-campus students working on a graduate degree in mathematics or statistical science.
Teaching Assistantships come with an annual stipend and a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition. Teaching Assistantships are awarded for an academic year, but are automatically renewed for those who do a good job and make satisfactory progress toward their degree.
There is no definite closing date for reviewing applications, but chances of receiving a Teaching Assistantship are better if we receive your application by Sept. 1 for the spring semester or Feb. 1 for the fall semester.
For students pursuing a graduate degree in Mathematics, assistantship responsibilities include teaching a lower-level Mathematics course, as well as tutoring in the Calculus tutoring rooms located in the Polya Mathematics Learning Center, for a combined time commitment of 20 hours per week.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science is strongly committed to helping its Teaching Assistants (TA's) become exemplary teachers as well as strong mathematicians. New TA's are generally assigned to teach a recitation section of Survey of Calculus or Calculus and Analytic Geometry. TA's attend the main lectures of the course which are given by the faculty member in charge of the course. The faculty member then meets weekly with the TA's, assigns topics on which to lecture, and assists the TA's in creating weekly quizzes and homework assignments. TA's assist the instructor by holding office hours and grading homework, quizzes, and exams. TA's are also assigned hours to work as a tutor in the Calculus tutoring rooms.
TA's in their second year are generally assigned their own section of Math 175 to teach. A mentor is assigned to help TA's create course materials and evaluate exams and lectures. TA's may go on to teach more advanced subjects based on department need and the teaching skills of the TA's.
For students pursuing a graduate degree in Statistical Science, assistantship responsibilities include assisting in instructing and/or grading in a lower-level Statistics course, as well as tutoring in the Statistics Assistant Center (SAC), for a combined time commitment of 20 hours per week.