Recruitment Opportunities: TA, Tutor, and Lecturer

The Environmental Studies minor program may have opportunities for graduate or undergraduate students to apply for TA/Tutor positions for a particular quarter.  These opportunities are variable and depend on the instructional needs of the particular quarter.

If a position is open, students may apply during the submissions period indicated in the posting.  Interested students must meet the university's eligibility criteria for the position.

If there are no open positions for a particular quarter, please check this page at a later date for possible upcoming opportunities.

In addition to TA/Tutor opportunities, the Environmental Studies minor program recruits for lecturer positions to teach various ENVR course offerings during the academic year.  Recruitment generally occurs in Spring quarter for the upcoming academic year, although candidates may submit an application at any time and they will be reviewed if a position has not yet been filled. 

What is the Difference between a TA and a Tutor?

What is the Difference between a TA and a Tutor?

Teaching Assistant (TA):  This designation applies to graduate students.  A teaching assistant (TA) Assists in the instruction of an upper or lower division course at the University under the supervision of a faculty member.  The TA primarily assists the faculty member in charge of the course by attending all lectures, leading discussion section(s), grading exams and assignments, proctoring exams, answering student questions, and attending any requested meetings with instructor.  In order to apply to TA, students must meet the University eligibility criteria:

  1. The Graduate student must be enrolled in 12 units (full-time).
  2. The Graduate student must be in good academic standing according to their home department including maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and no more than eight units of F and/or U grades overall.
  3. Be within the departmental support time limit:  see your graduate advisor in your home department to verify that you are within your time limit.

Tutor:  This designation applies to undergraduate students.  A tutor or Undergraduate Instructional Assistant (UGIA) serves as an assistant in an undergraduate course under the supervision of a faculty member.  The faculty member is responsible for the course content and maintaining the overall quality of instruction, including supervision of the Tutor/UGIA.  The purpose of the apprenticeship is to learn the methodology of teaching through actual practice in a regularly scheduled course.  Tutors/UGIAs typically attend all lectures, lead discussion section(s), grade exams and assignments, proctor exams, answer student questions, and attend meetings with the instructor.  In order to apply to Tutor, students must meet the University eligibility criteria:

  1. The Undergraduate student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at UC San Diego.
  2. The Undergraduate student must have completed 90 units prior to serving as a Tutor/UGIA.
  • Please note:  the first time that an undergraduate student serves as a Tutor for the Environmental Studies program, they will earn credit through an ENVR 195 (4 units, P/NP grading option).

Current Opportunities - TA Applications Now Open for Graduate Students FA18!

The Environmental Studies minor program is accepting applications from graduate students interested in potentially serving as a TA for ENVR 30: Environmental Issues - Natural Sciences FA18.

  • If you are interested, please complete the online application (ASE system) by midnight on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  Late applications will be considered but preference will be given to on time submissions.
  • See the online application for more information about expected duties of the position, time committment, and other position information.  When using the ASE system, students can enter their PID to view the application and requested information -- applicants must fill out all fields and select the "submit" button to apply for this position.

In order to apply to TA, graduate students must meet the University Eligibility critiria:

  1. The Graduate student must be enrolled in 12 units (full-time).
  2. The Graduate student must be in good academic standing according to their home department including maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and no more than eight units of F and/or U grades overall.
  3. Be within the departmental support time limit:  see your graduate advisor in your home department to verify that you are within your time limit.

Lecturer Recruitment

The Environmental Studies minor program recruits for lecturer positions to teach various ENVR course offerings during the academic year.  Recruitment generally occurs in Spring quarter for the upcoming academic year, although candidates may submit an application at any time and they will be reviewed if a position has not yet been filled. Lecturer positions are generally fixed term commitments from one to three quarters depending on instructional needs.

For more information and to apply, please see our ENVR Lecturer recruitment page.