Part-Time Academic Positions for Students

The department has a number of part-time academic positions that are open to students each semester:

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Roughly 20 hrs./week with significant responsibility, including extensive interaction with students. Generally allocated through the PhD admission process.

Course Assistant (CA)

Roughly 10-15 hrs./week, including interaction with students. Generally filled by MS students who have the particular type of experience needed each semester. Compensation is larger than that for a grader.

Lab Assistant (LA)

Roughly 10 hrs./week, including helping students during undergraduate teaching lab sessions and grading. Generally filled by juniors or seniors who have taken the course. Compensation consists of a stipend.

Grader (GR)

Roughly 10 hrs./week, primarily dealing with homework assignments. Applications are kept on file and searched for candidates as instructors request graders, so the hiring process continues throughout the semester. Compensation consists of a stipend.

Application Process

To apply submit this short online application or bring a paper copy to the EE office in 1300 Mudd. The number of open positions each semester is relatively small (e.g., 2 CAs, 8 LAs, and 10 graders), but the form is simple and anyone interested is encouraged to place his or her name in the applicant pool. The forms are used to help find potential matching candidates when positions arise - CVs and interviews may be requested later, but are not needed initially. If you get a follow-up response, it will likely be by the third week of the semester as enrollment numbers settle. But searches do occasionally occur later if a course is determined to need extra help at that time, so there is no clear end to the hiring process. Please submit a new application for each semester any time between early registration and the start of classes.


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