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Applied Mechanics Teaching Assistant

Duties for this position include grading, development and occasionally teaching for the Applied Strength of Materials Laboratory. There are also opportunities for assisting with the other mechanics labs. This position requires knowledge of basic strength of materials principles and equipment.

Manufacturing Processes Teaching Assistant

Typically two or three graduate students are employed each semester to teach laboratory classes in Manufacturing Processes II (MET 242). These positions require knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment. Experience with laboratory safety and laboratory teaching is also desirable.

Applied Thermodynamics/Heat Power Teaching Assistant

Duties for this position include teaching the labs for the Heat/Power I (MET 220) course and laboratory development. This position requires knowledge of principles of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.

MFET Teaching Assistant

 

Duties for this position include laboratory teaching, grading, and development for Automated Manufacturing Processes (MFET 243) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (MFET 400). This position requires knowledge of automatic and computer controlled machining processes, CNC, and computer integrated manufacturing.

Fluid Power Teaching Assistant

Duties for this position include grading, development and occasionally teaching for the Fluid Power (MET 230) laboratory. Additional duties could include assisting with assembly and testing of experiments for other fluid power courses. This position requires a thorough understanding of the material in Fluid Power (MET 230).

Production Drawing Teaching Assistant

 

Typically one or two graduate students are employed each semester to assist with the Production Drawing (MET 102) course. Duties for this position include grading and teaching. This position requires a thorough understanding of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and standard drawing conventions.

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In order to provide opportunity for the student to progress satisfactorily toward the degree objective, graduate appointments will ordinarily be for no more than one-half time and for a maximum of two (2) academic years for M.S. students and three (3) academic years for Ph.D. students. Renewal of graduate appointments for additional time will be based on satisfactory performance in the position and academic performance toward plan of study requirements, as well as availability of positions.

Teaching assistantships (TA) and research assistantships (RA) include a tuition waiver during the semester the student has the assistantship. Normally teaching assistantships are not available in the summer. However, if a student has a teaching assistantship in the spring and the following fall semester, a tuition waiver for the summer is still available to the student.

Contact the graduate program coordinator of this degree for more information about available assistantships.

Definitions

Teaching Assistant: assist a professor in the planning and delivery of instruction in an undergraduate course. Teaching assistant positions available in 100- through 400- level courses.

Research Assistant: assist a professor with a research project. Typically these projects are applied research projects related to industry, technical, or human resource development environments.