The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering employs teaching assistants, readers, and undergraduate tutors during each quarter of the academic year. We fill these positions on a quarterly basis through an application and selection process.
Steps to being hired:
Announcements will be made by email and posted on the web each quarter.
Complete the on line application by the deadline. The link to the application can be found on the MAE homepage under "announcements." An email is also sent out to all MAE students.
Applications are reviewed by the teaching faculty during and after the application period. If you are chosen for a position, you will receive an email that contains your appointment letter. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to email those who are not successful in obtaining a position.
Once you receive the email, it will give you further instructions for being hired.
We do not recommend contacting the professor of the course because of the high volume of inquiries.
Requirements for employment as a TA, Reader or Tutor:
Teaching Assistants must be graduate students who are registered full time students (12 units or more) and in good academic standing. Preference will go to PhD students in the MAE department. Readers can be undergraduate or graduate students.
Undergraduates must be registered full time students, in junior or senior standing with an overall GPA of 3.0. Most professors require that undergraduates also have a grade of B or A in the course you wish to apply.
UNION CONTRACT FOR TA’S, READERS AND TUTORS
All information about the agreement between the Regents of the University of California and the International Untion, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO Academic Student Employees Unit can be found here.
The UAW/ASE Contract with the UC System is available for your review.