1. Biology UTA Program
Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTA) are needed for lower level biology classes (BSCI 103, 125, 135, 160/161, 170/171, 189i, 201, 202, 207, 222, 223, 330, 410, 440). New UTAs are required to attend a safety training class and a weekly teaching seminar. Each UTA works under the supervision of the lab/discussion coordinator or instructor of the class. This work will require an average of 10 hours per week, depending on the course requirements. The stipend is $1,650 for the semester, paid in an hourly wage. Information, and an online application are available here, BSCI UTA Program Fall 2021. The application deadline is November 22, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Francisca Saavedra at email@example.com.
2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a long history of using highly qualified undergraduate students as Teaching Assistants (UTA) in lower-level chemistry laboratories (CHEM 132, 132, 242 or 272). These are normally paid positions. A UTA's standard responsibilities average about 7-8 hours/week and include leading one laboratory section, one scheduled office hour/week, along with laboratory grading and preparation. UTAs will also be assigned to proctor and grade examinations for a lecture section of general or organic chemistry. Information, deadlines and an online application are available at http://portal.chem.umd.edu/undergradoffice/ta_index.php.
3. Terrapin Teachers
- at least 56 credits
- an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
- a GPA of 3.2 or better in astronomy courses
- a schedule compatible with astronomy sections offered
If you are interested in applying for an undergraduate TA position, please submit a one-page resume to Mary Ann Phillips (CSS 1205) that includes:
- astronomy courses taken with grades received
- your overall GPA
- any teaching experiences (these do not have to be "in the classroom," include tutoring, club experiences, summer jobs, etc.)
- contact information (local and "summer" phone numbers; email)
- any other information that you wish to include about yourself
- two faculty references (just list their names & depts. if other than astronomy)
- a statement stating why you want to be an undergraduate TA
- attach a copy of your schedule for the upcoming semester
- Math major (or double major)
- Completed Math 410 with a grade of B or higher
- Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
If you are interested, please apply by submitting the following to the Mathematics Undergraduate Office (1117 Kirwan Hall): your name, email address, telephone number, and a brief paragraph about why you would like to be a Strauss Teaching Assistant. The deadline for applications is March 29 of every year.