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Teaching Assistantships

Graduate students with fewer than 18 credit hours of graduate-level coursework may be considered for a position as a teaching assistant or grader. Graduate students with 18 or more graduate-level credits may additionally be considered to teach a 1000- or 2000-level introductory class as the primary instructor.

Graduate students who wish to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship should express their interest by emailing the Graduate Director by March 1st (for the summer and fall terms) or October 15th (for the spring term) with a prioritized list of the positions they would like to fill. All active graduate students will be notified by the Graduate Advisor two weeks before these deadlines of the available positions for the coming semester. New applicants interested in first-semester teaching appointments should contact the Graduate Advisor to request the list of available positions in time to meet the above deadlines.

International applicants who wish to be considered for a first-semester teaching appointment must also submit, via regular mail, verification of having achieved the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL Reading: 20
  • TOEFL Writing: 24
  • TOEFL Listening: 20
  • TOEFL Speaking: 24
  • TSE: 50

International applicants will only be appointed to first-semester teaching appointments after a successful telephone interview.

Self-Designed Seminars

Graduate students have the opportunity to propose their own self-designed undergraduate seminar based on the topic of their choice. To be eligible, a student must have taught two semesters in the department and have completed 18 credit hours of course study. An application should include a course description and an outline of some of the topics and readings to be covered in the course.

Graduate students who wish to apply to teach their own seminar should submit the proposal to the Graduate Advisor by March 1st (for the fall term) or October 15th (for the spring term). The department will only select one applicant per semester to teach a self-designed course.

Graduate Assistant Resources

Information on Student Health Insurance. Open Enrollment through Sept. 17.

Information on Graduate Student Health Insurance Subsidy. Information on filing for the USF subsidy to offset the cost of GA health insurance. Subsidy is based on the graduate student's FTE.

GA Payroll Information Pay periods and paycheck disbursements dates for academic year 2010-2011.