Teaching Assistant Information
Open TA Positions for Spring 24
CIS 1100, 1200, 1600, 1210: apply here.
Other Courses: apply here
Courses other than those listed on the form may be hiring TAs as well, please inquire with those individual instructors.
PhD students completing a teaching practicum should speak with the course instructor directly, and do not need to fill out these applications.
NOTE: Students who are on a leave of absence from the university during Spring 24 are not eligible to be hired as a TA for a Spring 24 course.
CIS Mini Course Instructors
If you’re interested in teaching any of our CIS 18xx/19xx minicourses, please contact Swapneel Sheth (swapneel@cis) and Harry Smith (sharry@cis).
Once you have been selected to be a TA for a CIS/CIT/NETS course you will receive an offer letter from the department, you will need to sign this offer letter and save it as a PDF. After signing the letter you will receive paperwork from PEFS for you to fill out and return with your offer letter.
NOTE: In order to be paid, you must return the paperwork and your offer letter to establish your payroll record for this position. The start date of your employment or re-employment in this position will be effective only when you have emailed all of the necessary payroll documents to the PEFS office.
Time sheets must be submitted on a weekly basis.
Below are the guidelines for assignment of teaching assistants for classes.
|35 – 70 students
|thirty TA hours
|forty-five TA hours
|sixty TA hours
|15 – 35 students
|fifteen TA hours
Hours per week to be arranged but should be ten hours or less.
- CIS TA Guidelines
- Penn’s Center for Teaching and Learning resources for TAs
- Penn’s Weingarten Learning Resources Center
- Graduate Student Center TA workshops
- CIS Resources
TAs needing the textbooks for the course they are assisting with can obtain a voucher to use at the bookstore from the Business Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Options for TAs needing space for office hours: