TF and TA Applications
Those with a four-year undergraduate degree in philosophy (including our graduates) or, preferably, a master’s and who are interested in acting as a Teaching Fellow for a course in philosophy may apply by sending, to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- a current CV,
- a philosophical writing sample,
- a reference letter from a professor who can speak to the applicant’s promise and/or experience as a teacher of philosophy, and
- sample teaching evaluations (if available).
The deadline for application materials for courses offered in the Monsoon semester is June 1. That for courses offered in the Spring semester is November 1. We expect to be able to notify applicants about the outcome of their applications by July 31 for Monsoon and December 30 for Spring.
Teaching fellowships depend on enrollment and are not always available. Applicants will be contacted about any openings for which they are being considered.
Philosophy students in their third or fourth year (rising third years at the earliest, e.g. for the summer semester) can apply to help a faculty member as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Philosophy courses. Typically, TAs earn 2 credits (4 credits only if there is a particularly high workload as, e.g., in Logic) that count towards their Philosophy degree requirements. Maximally 4 credits can be earned that way towards the UG degree. Interested students may apply by sending, to email@example.com,
- an indication regarding what course they would like to be a TA for
- an overview of the PHI courses they have taken
- a statement of why they think that serving as a TA would benefit them and/or why they think that they are well-poised to be of assistance in this particular course.
In 2021, TA applications will be processed on a rolling basis, beginning in 2022, they will follow the application deadlines for TF applications mentioned above. Note that students must get a NOC to be allowed to serve as TAs – so please ensure that you request a NOC from the registrar.