Teaching Assistant Listings
TA positions are available to all graduate students, by application. Most departments offer TA positions, and any graduate student with relevant experience may apply for a position in any department.
Please note: You must be an admitted graduate student and registered for classes in order to be considered eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship at SAIC. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for TA positions.
Apply by completing the online application form and delivering a completed printed off copy with your application materials (generally a résumé and documentation of your artwork) to each department by the due date.
Tuesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. (Online applications and hard copy applications due.)
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TA positions pay $12.00/hr for assisting to teach a class, and $20/hr for teaching a class on your own. They do not require college work study earning eligibility. Your application will be evaluated based on the quality of your work, and the relevance of your previous experience to the needs of each department. Most TAs require 6 hours of in-class time per week, although some require only 3 hours. Occasionally, positions also require additional preparation time outside of class. TA positions do not provide you with a tuition waiver of any kind but are a useful way to build your teaching experience and your teaching résumé.
If you have any questions about fine-tuning your exhibition, teaching or job résumés, writing proposals and artists' statements, or pursuing creative and professional opportunities during and after graduate school, contact Career Development at 312.629-6820 to make an appointment with a career counselor. In our office, you can also research funding, exhibition opportunities, workshops, festivals, conferences, fellowships and residencies.
There are also many job opportunities available to you on and off-campus through Career Development's opportunities database, and through Cooperative Education, which offers paid internships for college credit. Stop by Career Development, or Co-op, on the 12th floor of the Sullivan Center for more information.