General criteria in unranked order

  • Priority is given to our own graduate students over those in other departments
  • Priority is given to students with fewer than 10 semesters of funding in the department
  • Because of the department’s obligation to offer certain languages at certain levels, language TAships will be staffed before literature/cultural studies TAships
  • Reappointment is contingent on supervisor feedback, teaching observations, and student evaluations. TAs may not be reappointed if their feedback and reviews do not meet department standards (e.g. fulfilling all responsibilities listed on the signed workload; strong organizational skills; good communication with supervisor, students, and fellow TAs; strong writing and/or language skills; in language courses, willingness and ability to use communicative approaches)
  • Satisfactory and timely progress toward degree
  • English proficiency: 26/30 or higher on the speaking section of the iBt TOEFL test, or 7.0 or higher in the speaking section of IELTS; or 45 or higher on the campus SPEAK test