Teaching Associates

The department hires qualified graduate students as Teaching Associates every semester. Although applications are accepted at any time, it is best to apply for a TA position by the stated deadlines. The deadline for Fall 2017 is June 10, 2017. The deadline for Spring 2018 is Oct 31, 2017.

To be considered for a TA position, you must be admitted as a classified graduate student in the Mathematics and Statistics department. Single Subject credential students in Mathematics are also eligible to apply.

The following documents are required to complete each application.

  1. Application form (PDF) or Application form (DOCX)
  2. A brief, typed personal statement. This narrative should include your goals and objectives as a graduate student.
  3. Completed and signed Statement of Professional Preparation and Experience (SC-1) form.  http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/docs/SC-1_update_1-23-17.pdf   Please do not include your Social Security number on that form. We do not need it yet.
  4. Transcripts showing all college and graduate courses. For consideration, we will accept unofficial transcripts. But we will need official copies for your employment paperwork.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, on your behalf, should be sent directly to:
    Bem Cayco
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA 95192-0103
    Note that letters of recommendation may be emailed to the chair but signed originals are needed for your employment paperwork.