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CSE: Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) for Physics

Job Description

Department: College of Science and Computer Engineering
Location: CSE Labs or other designated locations
Position: CSE Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ref: CSE Teaching Assistants for an explanation of employment requirements for TAs.

How to Apply

A completed application requires the following:

  • Your completed Career Services CSE TA application submitted online.
  • You must use your UHCL email account for all TA application related correspondence.

CSE Teaching Assistant (TA) Application

  • CSE Graduate Teaching Assistant Position Description
  • Responsibilities
    • Graduate teaching assistants are graduate students who spend at least 50 percent of the time of their appointment in direct instructional contact with students.
    • Graduate teaching assistants work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
    • Students employed as graduate teaching assistants qualify for out-of-state tuition waivers for each semester they are employed at 0.50 FTE.
  • Skills/Knowledge
    • Familiarity with area of assigned course(s)/instructor(s) responsibility (i.e., software, equipment, technology, course, etc.).
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Qualifications
    • Current enrollment in physics graduate program or bachelor's degree in physics
    • Enrolled in a CSE degree program for at least 6 hours for long semesters or at least 3 hours for Summer.
    • In good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
    • No honesty code violation(s) on file or in progress.
    • Approved Candidate Plan of Studies (CPS) within 30 days of beginning work.
  • Application Deadline

    Deadline: Open until filled.

    • Incomplete applications are not considered.
    • Students should apply only if they are available during the scheduled semester times/dates.
    • A social security number is required before being allowed to work. Students offered employment must be available in-person and on-campus to process this requirement. It cannot be done by anyone but the student.
    • The international student's I-20 must be active for the entire semester for which the student is applying. International students are not allowed to work if their I-20 is not active.
  • Start/End Dates
    • Students, put the semesters you are available for the TA position on the application.
    • Positions start 7 days before the first day of classes and end on the scheduled semester closing date.
    • Two weeks before the semester start date, Assistants attend meetings, finalize access requests, meet with faculty, complete employment paperwork, request SSN, etc. Attendance at the pre-semester meetings and local availability for processing required HR paperwork is mandatory.
    • Holiday(s) conform to UHCL holidays.
  • Pay Rate
    • $1,350 total for summer semester; paid in 2 installments
    • $2,700 total for Fall semester; paid in 4 installments of $675 each
    • $2,700 total for Spring semester; paid in 4 installments of $675 each
  • Hours per Week
    • Working Hours: 20 hours/week
    • Hours are to be spent on departmental duties mainly in the CSE labs and/or designated locations.
  • Preferred Work Hours
    The work schedule may include evening and weekend hours. Please list your availability on the application. 
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