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Teaching Assistant Information

Teaching Assistant Application/Preference Form

Please complete the following online application/preference form to apply for a School of Engineering Teaching Assistantship by the deadlines posted below.

NOTE: The TA Application/Preferences form for Spring 2021 is now open.

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** Important Note**

Students whose native language is not English must satisfy the English language requirement for Teaching Assistants before they are eligible to receive a Teaching Assistantship. Students can satisfy the English language requirement for TAs in one of the following ways: obtaining a TOEFL Speaking score of 26 or higher, or obtaining an IELTS Speaking score of 8 or higher, or passing the Graduate Preparation Program (GPP), or passing LAAD 210, or by requesting a waiver (if qualified).

Helpful Information

TA/Instructor Checklist (must be completed prior to employment start date)

Description of Duties Form (for instructor use only)

TA Handbook

DRC Instructor Handbook

TA Office Requests (room reservations may be longer than 1 hour -
please check calendar before submitting your request)

TA Turnaround Online Submission

Academic Student Employees (AGSE/UAW)

Graduate Student Employment

TA Evaluation Request (Submit a request to receive a copy of your TA Evaluations)
Evaluations are available 2 weeks after the quarter ends. 

Resources for teaching during the COVID-19 disruption

TA Salary Breakdown

*Effective 10/1/2020

Position Workload    *Monthly Salary  *Quarterly Salary  
TA, 25% 10 hours per week $1253.83 $3761.50
TA, 50% 20 hours per week $2507.67 $7523.00

Please Note

TAs who work 10 hours per week or more are also eligible for remissions on their in-state fees. TA fee remissions do not cover out-of-state Non-Resident Tuition.

Please Note: If you are offered a TA position and you accept, it is a confirmed commitment for employment. Leaving a TA appointment for a GSR appointment after the deadline will jeopardize future considerations.

Payroll:  If you have never been on university payroll, you must fill out important payroll paperwork from the Administrative Business Office. For any payroll questions, please contact the Payroll Office.  Make sure you submit your full name and email address in any correspondence.

Deadlines for Teaching Assistant Appointments
Fall 2020

Applications Due:
Monday, July 27, 2020

Assign/Notify TA:
Friday, August 21, 2020

TA Accept By:
Friday, August 28, 2020

Winter 2021

Applications Due:
Monday, November 2, 2020

Assign/Notify TA:
Friday, November 20, 2020

TA Accept By:
Friday, December 4, 2020

Spring 2021

Applications Due:
Monday, February 1, 2021

Assign/Notify TA:
Friday, February 19, 2021 

TA Accept By:
Friday, February 26, 2021


Applications Due:

Assign/Notify TA:

TA Accept By:

*Specific dates are subject to variation

1. Complete TA portion of DocuSign form TA INSTRUCTOR CHECKLIST

  • TA must use their @ucsc email to complete this form, and not an alias email address.
  • You will be sent a link to access your form via email.
  • The student should fill out the identification information.
  • Once the student fills out this portion of the DocuSign form, the instructor will receive an email notification with a link to the form to fill out and sign.
  • The form will then be sent back to the TA to review and sign.
  • Once all parties have signed, the Graduate Advising Office will receive the completed form.
  • Please download a copy of the completed form for your own records.
  • It is the responsibility of the TA to make sure the form is signed and completed by all necessary parties before the deadline.