Teaching Assistant Information
Open TA Positions for Spring 22
CIS 110, 120, 160, 121: apply here, then complete a course-specific application:
NETS 150, CIS 188, 195, 196, 240, 262, 350, 455/555, 471/571, 520, 522, ENGR 344: apply here
CIS 450/550: apply here
Other classes may be hiring TAs as well, please inquire with 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.
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.
- 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 Towne Business Office (Towne 293).
Options for TAs needing space for office hours: