Teaching Assistant Application Form

A number of psychology professors will need assistance in teaching their classes. The Psychology Department also requires TA's for the Peer Advising Center. If you are applying for an assistantship for a class or for peer advising then you should complete this form. You should first discuss the assistantship with a particular professor. Please fill out this form for one academic term only. If you are interested in more than one term (e.g., Summer and Fall) then please fill out a separate form for each term.

Responsibilities

  • Assist a psychology professor in teaching their course
  • Specific responsibilities depend on the professor OR
  • Participate in peer advising.

Benefits

  • Learn more about psychology
  • Gain teaching experience Interact with psychology faculty
  • Interact with other students
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Earn 1-3 credits in PSY 428

Requirements

  • Should have received a "B" or better in the course for which you seek the teaching assistant position.

If you have any questions, contact:

Dr.Joe Melcher (chairperson), WH 102, 308-2188, jmmelcher@stcloudstate.edu or
Ms. Linda Williams (office manager), WH 102, 308-5659, llwilliams@stcloudstate.edu

  1. Complete the on-line Application Form (scroll down);
  2. The form information will be reviewed by the professor that you would like to work with;
  3. If you are accepted, you will be notified via e-mail with instructions for registering for Psy 428.

1. Your full name:

 

2. The academic term for which you are seeking to become a T.A. for (e.g., Fall, 2007)

You can specify up to three choices for an assistantship in rank order of preference

 

3. First choice: name of professor for whom would like to work

 

4. First choice: name and number of the class for which you would like to provide assistance (indicate if you are choosing peer advising rather than a specific class).

 

5. First choice: list the days of the week and times that the class meets

NOTE. You must be available at the time that the class is scheduled!

 

6. Second choice: name of professor for whom would like to work

 

7. Second choice: name and number of the class for which you would like to provide assistance (indicate if you are choosing peer advising rather than a specific class).

 

8. Second choice: list the days of the week and times that the class meets

NOTE. You must be available at the time that the class is scheduled!

 

9. Your E-mail address (required):

 

10. A telephone number where you can be reached:

 

11. Tech ID number

 

12. Your GPA (Grade point Average):

 

13. Completed psychology coursework:

Please indicate the coursework you have taken in psychology. Indicate the course #, course title term & year, instructor, and grade. Separate each course using a carriage return (press the "return" or "enter" key).

 

14. Courses that you plan to take the term that you wish to be a T.A.:

Please indicate the psychology courses you plan to take this fall. Indicate the course # and course title. Separate each course using a carriage return (press the "return" or "enter" key).

 

15. Please write a brief statement explaining why you want to be a T.A. and what you hope to get out of it.

 

Thank you for your interest! The Psychology Department


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