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Summer Teaching Appointments

Graduate students are the primary instructors for most undergraduate courses offered in the summer term. Appointments are made based on the student’s expertise in the field, and whether the student prefers to teach in the first or second six-week summer session. 


Although fourth-year students are given priority for summer instructor positions, third-year students are also encouraged to apply. Second-year students may be considered for a summer teaching assistant (TA) position, serving as a TA to a graduate student instructor. 

Application Process

Each March, the Graduate Program Administrator invites students to apply for summer teaching appointments. Students apply by ranking the top three to four courses they wish to teach, and by indicating the summer session in which they are available to teach. The list of summer courses is provided by the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. Summer teaching appointments are awarded taking into account the student’s course ranking, the summer schedule, and the student’s expertise in the field. Students who previously served as TA and have low OMET scores in recitations will not be considered for summer teaching appointments.