Guidelines for Selecting Teaching Assistants
Based on the availability of funds and needs of the school in covering courses, teaching assistantships will be awarded to students pursuing graduate studies, i.e., Ph.D. and MS with concentration in Civil, Environmental and Infrastrucutre Engineering (CEIE), under the supervision of CEIE faculty members who have a regular teaching assignment in the school. Assistantships will be awarded in the following order of preference:
- Students currently in the CEIE graduate program who are receiving Teaching Assistantship from the school based on their performance
- Other students currently in the CEIE graduate program based on their performance
- MS students in the CEIE school who start Ph.D. in Engineering Science with concentration in Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
- Other students admitted to Ph.D. and MS programs with concentration in Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering.
In order to be considered for a teaching assistantship beyond the first semester, students must have selected a thesis or dissertation advisor and completed a tentative Program of Study by the end of the first semester. It is important to note that students who choose to pursue the non-thesis option will not be considered for a teaching assistantship.
Using the above guidelines, the school Graduate Program Committee will prepare a priority list and advise the School Director on awarding teaching assistantships. The School Director will make final appointments based on the availability of funds and school needs.
A list of the teaching assistantships traditionally awarded to conduct CEIE laboratory sessions each semester is available here. Additional teaching assistantships may be awarded to assist with the grading of various courses. All applicants for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering are considered for teaching assistantships.
Guidelines for Selecting Research Assistants
Research assistants are selected by the CEIE Faculty based on their research and scholarly work needs and availability of funds from their grants.