Graduate Teaching Assistants in Engineering Fundamentals
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in the Engineering Fundamentals Program serve as the primary facilitators of labs for engineering physics, numerical analysis, computer programming and professional skills development. GTAs work with undergraduate assistants to provide an active and hands-on learning environment with small class sections. GTAs are expected to have a strong desire to work with first-year students and to be proactive in helping students, encouraging, and enthusiastic.
EFP Curriculum and Position Responsibilities
Applicants are encouraged to explore the Engineering Fundamentals web site (
) to learn more about the courses.
Here is a video describing the responsibilities.
GTA assistantships are a 20 hour per week commitment. Applicants need to be aware of this commitment when planning their graduate program.
In particular, first year students in the dual MS/MBA program often do not have sufficient time to meet the requirements of this assistantship.
Work Requirements and Position Details
Applicants must abide by the following requirements to be considered for a position:
Assistantship compensation includes a monthly stipend, health insurance, and tuition waiver. Tuition waivers include mandatory fees and
differential tuition, if applicable.
GTAs must be full time graduate students admitted into the Tickle College of Engineering. Apply through the UT Graduate School.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the OPIc Test with a Superior or AH score.
Graduate Teaching Assistants must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours, be in good academic standing, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Applications and Interviews
Applications for the Fall semester will be reviewed beginning and will continue until all positions are filled.
Apply on-line for a GTA position *requires an existing or new google or gmail account
EF Oustanding GTA Award
The EF Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Award honors outstanding achievement in teaching by a graduate teaching assistant.
Each semester EF instructors will select one outstanding graduate teaching assistant to receive the $300 award. Each recipient will be formally recognized by having their name added to the EF Outstanding GTA plaque.
The Award Winner will be chosen based on demonstration of excellence as evidenced by:
Receiving the highest student accolades
Enthusiasm for the subject
Exceptional knowledge about the material
Skilled at leading students through self-discovery of the material
Additional effort and hours above and beyond assigned responsibilities
Taking a leadership role in guiding other TA’s
Demonstrating exceptional willingness to help students before and after class, and outside of class
Being encouraging and invested in student success on an individual level
Being a valuable resource to students during projects
Past recipients of the Outstanding GTA Award are:
Spring 2015: Jakob Brisby
Fall 2015: Scott Poligone
Spring 2016: Stefy Stand
Fall 2016: Rachel Thompson
Spring 2017: Charlie Johnson
Fall 2017: Danny Splane
Spring 2018: Heather Kiger
Fall 2018: Stan Hunter
Spring 2019: Landon Pauls
Fall 2019: Clint Jordan
Spring 2020: Sonja Feck
Fall 2020: John Thress
Spring 2021: Johnathon West and Corey Johnson
Fall 2021: Joshua Fagan
Spring 2022: Joey Reilman
Fall 2022: Matthew Whisenant
Spring 2023: Daniel Woods