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Graduate Teaching Assistantships



A very limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships are awarded yearly to selected full-time PhD candidates.  GTAships entitle students to receive tuition remission for the full-time courseload of 24 credits (9 each during the Fall and Spring semesters, and 6 in summer) per year.


The GTAship requires the holder to teach five courses each year in the undergraduate curriculum, including summer (ordinarily, two in fall, two in spring and one in summer).


GTAship Applications for program applicants, as well as extant program students, are available on the PhD Program website (see Ph.D. Program Forms), and are due by January 15th for the fall of the following year.


GTAs are not permitted to hold any other employment at or beyond UofL during the GTAship period.  Outside employment constitutes grounds for dismissal both from the GTAship and from the PhD program.


In the cases of outside employment or poor teaching performance, a GTAship may be terminated mid-semester.


GTAships are renewed yearly at the discretion of the PhD Program Director, on the basis of program needs, student progress toward the degree, and classroom performance, as determined through faculty teaching observation and student evaluations. 


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