Teaching Assistant Information

Open TA Positions for Fall 23 (Deadline is Tuesday, April 11, 11:59pm ET)

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.


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.

Assignment Guidelines

Below are the guidelines for assignment of teaching assistants for classes.

35 – 70 students thirty TA hours
70-105 students forty-five TA hours
105-140 students sixty TA hours
15 – 35 students fifteen TA hours

Hours per week to be arranged but should be ten hours or less.


TAs needing the textbooks for the course they are assisting with can obtain a voucher to use at the bookstore from the Business Office (pefs@seas.upenn.edu).

Options for TAs needing space for office hours: