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Position Requirements:

  • Must be a current M.Eng., M.S., or Ph.D. UMD student
  • TAs must be a full-time student for the semester the work is performed as per the Graduate School's requirements.
  • Must be in good academic standing (i.e. have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher). 
  • Must NOT have an XF at any point, even mid-semester or have any failing grades (i.e. D+, D, D-, F, XF) or ungraded work due to judicial review (NG, J) on your graduate study transcript
  • Must NOT be enrolled in the course you are applying to support in that semester
  • Must NOT need to take the course you are applying to support in the future towards your own degree requirements
  • Must be able to work up to 20 hours per week (i.e. can not hold another position unless the total hours equate to less than 20).
  • Must have already successfully met the UMD English-Speaking Requirement in one of the following ways:
    • Requirements as of December 15th, 2023.
      • NEW GRADUATE SCHOOL AND MEI PILOT IN PLACE as of 12/15/23 for 2024 and 2025 or  UNTIL MAGE IS NOTIFIED OTHERWISE
        ITAs can be exempted from spoken English support in one of two ways:
        • A speaking sub-score of 24 (iBT TOEFL), 7.5 (IELTS), or 76 (PTE) on their admission English proficiency exam.
        • IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you do NOT currently meet the requirement, but would like to try to meet this requirement in order to become eligible to apply for future TA positions, you can do so by retaking the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam and reaching the required speaking score. Do NOT apply for a position before you meet the requirement, as you will not be able to be considered.
          • Exempt from submitting English proficiency exams for admission, based on Graduate School guidelines.
            • Students who have received a degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. (with the exception of Puerto Rico) or a nationally recognized university in one of the countries on the subsequent list do not need to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores.  This exemption also applies to students who are currently studying for a degree at an institution in the U.S. or one of the countries on the list, but will receive their degree before enrolling at the University of Maryland
              • Antigua
              • Australia
              • Bahamas
              • Barbados
              • Belize
              • Bermuda
              • Botswana
              • Canada (English-speaking, i.e. not Quebec)
              • Cayman Islands
              • Dominica
              • Gambia
              • Ghana
              • Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
              • Grenada
              • Guyana
              • Ireland
              • Jamaica
              • Kenya
              • Lesotho
              • Liberia
              • Malawi
              • Montserrat
              • Namibia
              • New Zealand
              • Nigeria
              • Sierra Leone
              • Singapore
              • South Africa (English-speaking, i.e. not Afrikaans)
              • St. Lucia
              • St. Vincent
              • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
              • Tanzania
              • The British Virgin Islands- St. Kitts-Nevis, Anguilla
              • Trinidad and Tobago
              • U.S. Virgin Islands- St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John
              • Uganda
              • United Kingdom
              • Zambia
              • Zimbabwe
          • Note that you must have studied in the country and not in an online program nor at a foreign branch campus to be granted the exemption.  
          • Students who have transferred into a Bachelor's program at an institution in a country on the list must have spent at least 2 years studying in the country on the waiver list to be eligible for an exemption from submitting an English score
    • Additional Semester-Specific Requirements: See below

About the Position:

Duties Include:

  • Perform a wide variety of course support duties like:
    • Teaching
    • Holding Office Hours and/or Review Sessions
    • Responding to Canvas Discussions and/or Student Emails
    • Managing the Canvas page
    • Grading Materials
    • Other Course Support Duties as Assigned

Please see further information on job duties here.


TA Salary:

  • The salary Step level will be determined based on the TAs academic status at the point of the contract creation.
  • In general, the minimum salary for TAing for one ENPM course would be $12,000.
  • 20 Hours Per Week, On Average

Please see further information on TA salaries here.

TA Benefits:

  • Up to 10 credits of tuition remission at the in-state tuition level.
  • Please note that fees and differential tuition are not covered by the remission and will remain the responsibility of the student.
  • Please see further information on remission here.
  • More information on the Maryland State Employee Health Insurance Plan for Teaching Assistants here.

 

Fall 2024 Specific Date Requirements


Please note these important dates and policies ahead of time for Fall position eligibility (in addition to the general requirements listed above).

For Fall 2024 positions, you MUST:

  • Arrive in College Park, Maryland by Thursday, August 22nd, 2024.
  • All TAs on an F1 visa must be able to provide an I-94/visa with a stamp that verifies an arrival in the USA by 8/22/24 or prior in order to continue with the position.
  • There are NO exceptions to this arrival date. Course Lecturers can NOT approve late arrival.
  • Attend a mandatory in-person TA Training on Friday, August 23rd, 2024.
  • Not hold any other University employment positions from 7/28/2024 - 12/28/2024. TA Applicants can not have any other appointments and been paid for any time worked with the University from 7/28/2024 onward as the TA appointment begins prior to the semester start. 
  • Not have any travel between 8/22/24 through 12/28/24 unless it has been reviewed and approved by MAGE.

DO NOT PROCEED WITH AN APPLICATION UNLESS YOU ALREADY MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE AND ARE ABLE AND WILLING TO ARRIVE BY THE SEMESTER-SPECIFIC REQUIRED DATES LISTED ABOVE.

Fall 2024 Application

Apply Here

Important Note: If it is determined during the application or hiring process that an applicant has misrepresented their application or is unable or unwilling to meet the General TA Eligibility Requirements and Semester-Specific Eligibility Requirements, they will no longer qualify for employment consideration with MAGE during that semester and potentially in future semesters. MAGE may rescind Employment offers or terminate employment due to any misrepresentation of application information, or if employment eligibility requirements are not met and maintained.


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