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Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Engineering Fundamentals

Interested in gaining valuable teaching experience while earning free tuition + a monthly stipend? The UT Engineering Fundamentals (EF) Program is seeking qualified candidates for graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs). EF GTAs serve as the primary facilitators of labs for engineering physics, numerical analysis, computer programming and professional skills development. GTAs work with undergraduate assistants to provide an active and hands-on learning environment with small class sections. GTAs are expected to possess excellent communication skills, have a strong desire to work with first-year students, and to be proactive in helping students, encouraging, and enthusiastic.

Work Commitment

GTA assistantships are a 20 hour per week commitment. This work commitment includes teaching regularly scheduled lab sections, grading responsibilities, overseeing help session hours, attending preparation meetings and personal preparation time. GTAs are also expected to complete online training and a full in person training day prior to each fall semester.

Position Requirements and Details

  • GTAs must be full time graduate students admitted into the Tickle College of Engineering.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the OPIc Test with a Superior or AH score.
  • Assistantship compensation includes a monthly stipend, health insurance, and tuition waiver, which includes mandatory fees and differential tuition, if applicable.
  • GTAs must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours, be in good academic standing, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Active Learning in EF

The EF program uses current research-based instructional strategies to support student success and retention. All courses use a flipped classroom format, where students review learning modules prior to coming to class. Classroom activities include collaborative problem solving in relevant engineering applications and hands-on labs and design projects. EF is housed in the new Zeanah Engineering
Complex. Teaching spaces include our collaborative learning classrooms with movable walls, shared screens, and furniture and our First Year Design studio with quick access to our Woodshop and ICS makerspace.

Applications and Interviews

Applications for the fall semester will be reviewed beginning in February and will continue until all positions are filled.

Apply on-line for a GTA position!

View other available positions by visiting the Graduate Assistantships page.