TA & Tutor Opportunities

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.

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 UCSD.
  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 FA17!

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 FA17.

  • If you are interested, please complete the online application (ASE system) by midnight on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017.

Expected Duties of this Position:  The selected candidate will be required to attend all class meetings unless otherwise stated by the instructor.  ENVR 30 meets T/Th 9:30am to 10:50am in HSS 1330.  There are six discussion sections.  The candidate will be expected to lead three discussion sections, complete readings as requested by the instructor, grade student exams and assignments, answer student questions, attend any course prep meetings as requested by instructor, and any other duties as assigned.

Position Type:  This is a paid position; the appointment is 50%.

Eligibility:  In order to apply to TA, graduate 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 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 ot verify that you are within your time limit.