Assistantships support many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. To apply for an assistantship, complete the application and bring to the MEE main office at F101 at Discovery Park: Graduate Application for TA/TF/RA (.pdf)
Types of Assistantships
Teaching Fellow (TF)
: Teaching fellows have direct student contact in a formal instructional setting and are charged with primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit under the direct supervision of a faculty member or chair, receiving regular in-service training and planned and periodic evaluations. Teaching fellows are listed as the instructor of record.
Teaching Assistant (TA)
: Teaching assistants are graduate students who do not have primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit; they perform under the instructor’s direct supervision and provide general assistance to the instructional process, such as grading, tutoring, etc. Teaching assistants may not be listed as the instructor of record.
Research Assistant (RA)
: Research assistants are graduate students who are engaged in research activities under the direction and supervision of a principal investigator or faculty working on research.
Graduate Services Assistant (GSA)
: Graduate assistants are graduate students whose responsibilities may be administrative in nature or consist of other activities that do not generally fit within the TF, TA or RA job responsibilities.
A Grader at the University of North Texas Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering is tasked with gathering, grading and returning class work for an assigned class within a timely and efficient manner. This job includes grading, inputting, and writing notations on student assignments. In addition to other duties assigned by the professor related to coursework tasks.
To apply for a Grader Position with the MEE Department please click here
To review the process for applying for a grader position please look over this form: Grader Application Process (.pdf)