University Teaching Assistantship

The University Teaching Assistantship is designed to bolster undergraduate education while providing graduate students with experience teaching in undergraduate environments. This opportunity is for full-time graduate teaching assistants (first-year graduate students are not eligible). Departments may use the University teaching assistants in a variety of ways to enhance undergraduate teaching and graduate student development. The proposal must be designed by a student and faculty mentor team. Each department may endorse a maximum of 2 candidates – please make sure you are one of your department’s sponsored candidates before applying. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). See the proposal guide ( for details.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload Sections A & B as a single .pdf file.

  2. Statement of Purpose from the nominated UTA: This statement of purpose should include, but is not limited to, a discussion of long- term teaching goals and motivation to improve undergraduate education. The statement of purpose is limited to 750 words.

  3. Please provide the name and email address of the faculty mentor that you worked with to draft your UTA proposal. This individual will be emailed and asked to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  4. Please provide the name and email address of your Department Chair (or designee). The UTA application requires your Department Chair's endorsement. Each Department can endorse a maximum of 2 applicants annually.