UCSD Mathematics

Master’s Students: Employment within Department

The UC San Diego Department of Mathematics presently only guarantees employment as teaching assistants (TA’s) to its doctoral students. However, usually excess need for TA’s in the Department means that a terminal master’s student might be able to gain a TA position if the student satisfies the minimum language standard and academic preparation for the topic of the course.

If there is a need for TA’s in an upcoming term, typically an announcement will be emailed to all master’s students in the Department. A master’s student’s ratings on teaching evaluations play a dominant role in determination of future hirings.

For more information on being a TA, contact the Department’s director of student services, Scott Rollans (