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The Systems Engineering Program at Colorado State University seeks applications for Graduate Teaching Assistant positions throughout the academic year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current or incoming student in an on-campus degree program within the College of Engineering.
  • Enrolled in at least 1 on-campus credit for the semester in which you are assigned a TA position.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with basic systems engineering concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and with initiative

Preferred qualifications:

  • Current or incoming student in an on-campus Systems Engineering degree program.
  • Successful completion of the course(s) for which you are applying to TA or detailed knowledge of the specific course content, gained by previous coursework and/or industry experience.


Teaching Assistants are expected to spend up to 20 hours per week supporting their assigned course(s) throughout the semester. University policy mandates the dates of active employment for TAs to be 4.5 months, which includes the 16 weeks of the semester, one week of fall or spring break, one week for University-scheduled finals, and about one week before or after the semester for preparation and/or wrap-up. The specific number of hours required per week will depend on the enrollment in the course and responsibilities vary depending on the course content. Please check with the professor who teaches the course for specific details.

All courses supported are at the graduate level. The following is a sample list of activities that may be required when serving as a TA for a course:

  • Meet with students as needed to discuss course progress, questions, etc.
  • Meet with supervisors to discuss students’ grades or to complete required grade-related paperwork
  • Demonstrate use of and/or assist students with using specialized software or other classroom tools
  • Assist students and/or instructor with use of course web page (Canvas)
  • Provide instructors with assistance in the use of audiovisual equipment
  • Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers and record grades
  • Evaluate student work
  • Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, or course Web sites
  • Create technology-based learning materials
  • Return assignments to students in accordance with established deadlines
  • Copy and distribute classroom materials
  • Distribute instructional or library materials
  • Inform students of the procedures for completing and submitting class work, such as projects
  • Notify instructors of errors or problems with assignments
  • Distribute instructional or library materials
  • Attend lectures given by the instructor whom they are assisting
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to the Systems Engineering Office (Engineering 202) or The cover letter should detail:

  • The name(s) of the course(s) for which you would like to TA
  • How you meet our minimum and/or preferred qualifications

Your materials will be kept in a pool, and if an opening becomes available, we will contact you.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GRA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).

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