Teaching assistants assist in course delivery and serve as apprentices under the supervision of the instructor(s) for a course. They are selected through an application process coordinated by the Provost’s Office in close consultation with the lead faculty for each course. Students must re-apply each year for teaching assistantship opportunities.
Eligible graduate students can now apply for teaching assistantships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for appointment by the time of application:
- Must be matriculated full-time (enrolled in courses or maintaining status) in the semester in which they teach
- Must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4
- Must be within the time limit for attaining their degree
- Must not have more than 33 percent of attempted course credits as Incompletes
- Master's students: Must have completed 50 percent of the master's degree program by the end of the spring term in which their application is submitted. Students who have not yet completed 50 percent of their program will be deemed “tentatively eligible” at the time of application, and a final review of eligibility will occur once grades are posted for the semester.
Additional qualifications may be set by the lead faculty.
Note: Students are limited to a maximum of six semesters working as teaching assistants; students who have already served as teaching assistants for six terms are ineligible.
All teaching assistants provide in-class instructional service to students, but specific duties vary by position. All teaching assistants are expected to
- Attend all course meetings
- Participate in the University Pedagogy Seminar and the Introduction to Teaching Workshop for graduate student instructors before, or no later than, the first semester they work as a teaching assistant
- Complete Blackboard tutorial before the beginning of semester teaching
- Familiarize themselves with Student Services and other academic support so that students can be referred for support or assistance as needed
- Abide by all university academic and personnel policies and guidelines, including completion of the FERPA tutorial (www.newschool.edu/studentservices/registrar/ferpa.aspx?s=7)
Please note: Graduate students are allowed to hold up to two (2) teaching assistantships; one (1) teaching assistantship and one (1) teaching fellowship; or one (1) teaching fellowship in a single semester.
1. Review the TA opportunities on the sidebar on this page. Applicants can find details of the tentative opportunities available to them as teaching assistants through two documents:
A spreadsheet (“Teaching Assistantship Opportunities—summary”) listing the following information:
o Course titles
o Divisions and departments in which the courses will be taught
o Faculty members who will teach the courses
o Semester in which the courses will be offered
A document (“Teaching Assistantship Opportunities—details”) that also includes the following information:
o Course descriptions
o Biographies of faculty members who will teach the courses
While on the site, applicants may also want to review the document titled “Useful Information for Applicants” to learn what information should be included in a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
2. Log on to the university’s site to apply: https://careers.newschool.edu.
- Click the “Students” button.
- Select “Teaching Assistantships 2013-2014.”
- Click on “Apply to This Job.”
- Create an account.
- Follow the instructions to complete and submit the application.
Timetable for Application Process:
March 8: University-wide call for applicants
March 25: Deadline for submission of teaching assistantship applications.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m.
April 5: Provost’s Office emails ineligible students notification of their status.
May 15: Provost’s Office sends emails notifying selected applicants of their appointments and notifying applicants who were not selected of their status.
If you have questions:
- Technical questions about navigating the application system:
Miguel Roman, Director of Staffing Services—Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Other questions:
Carolyn Comiskey, Director of Assessment and Curricular Support, email@example.com