Application for Teaching Assistant Position
We start accepting applications on the dates indicated for the respective terms:
- Fall Semester -- July 15
- Winter Semester -- October 15
- Spring Term -- February 15
- Summer Term -- May 15
Winter Semester 2022
- We are now accepting applications for Winter 2022 Semester employment.
- We will start considering the applications for Winter about November 20th.
- Use the same link to modify your application if your needs change.
Use the following link to update your schedule when it changes after you apply.
Information about Teaching Assistant positions
It is necessary to re-apply for a TA position each semester or term you would like one. You will not automatically carry over from semester to semester, and, depending on the department needs, you may not even be hired.
We give preference to physics majors and experienced TAs.
Our department pay scale is shown on this page.
We usually will not hire people with poor grades in their physics classes.
We are currently not operating a formal tutorial lab. TAs are assigned to a class and the instructor may have some tutorial type hours, but we do not make offers as only Tutorial Lab.
Tutor Prep Meeting Schedule
Many of our positions are to be TAs in our tutorial lab. We have two labs, the 105/121 tutorial lab and the 106/123/220 tutorial lab.
- To work in the 105/121 tutorial lab, you must have completed either 105 and a calculus course or 121 and 123.
- To work in the 106/123/220 tutorial lab you must have completed either 106 (to be a 106 tutor) or 121 and 123 (to be a 123 tutor) or 121, 123 and 220 (to be a 106 or 220 tutor.)
- In the 106/123/220 lab there is a preference for those who have completed 220, since they can help any student in the lab.
In general, there is some preference for those who have completed the 121 sequence as opposed to the 105 sequence, since they are better prepared for all the students.
Other Job Requirements
- In order to be prepared to help your students there is a mandatory weekly meeting where you work out the assigned problems for the week. The prep meeting schedule is shown in this link.
You will not be assigned to be a tutor if you cannot attend the prep session for that class according to your online schedule.
- Because of the overhead of the required prep meeting, we do not hire TAs to work in the tutorial lab for less than 8 hours/week.
- Your photographs and names will be posted on the internet for the students to see. Acceptance of employment in the tutorial lab implicitly implies your permission to post this information.
We will initially use your BYU ID-card photo. If you wish to have a different photo used, please send it to Grant Hart (at firstname.lastname@example.org) after you have received an offer of employment in the tutorial lab.
In order to work as a lab TA, you must have completed the course with a good grade. For 107 and 108 TAs we prefer students who have completed at least the first two semesters of our lab sequence (140 and 145) or one semester of 225.
We hire graders for many of our classes. In order to be considered as a grader it is necessary that you have completed the class with a good grade.