Thank you for your interest in being a Course Assistant (CA) (regular or Head) in Computer Science. Depending on the course and position, assistants may be responsible for office hours, grading, helping in class, leading labs and/or holding review sessions. Strong Masters students and advanced undergraduates with significant experience may be hired as Head CAs. All CAs are required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. You must have at least sophomore standing. Head CAs are required to have at least a 3.2 GPA and should be a concurrent or masters student with prior CA or tutoring experience. You may not assist in a course you are concurrently taking.

Here are the payrates for AY 20-21:

Regular CAs usually work 7-10 hours per week; Gateway Lead CAs work about 10-12 hours/week, and Heads average 15 hours/week. Students should expect this job to extend into reading period and exams as well.

This is a student employment position, so you must be eligible for student payroll in order to be hired. Among other things, this means you must be a full-time student if a citizen, or an international student not in their final semester. International students in their final semester may also be employed if part-time or full-time. See here for a full set of eligibility requirements.

You must complete an application form for each semester that you wish to be hired. A link for the current semester is below. The on-line form is the first step in our application process. It will be electronically submitted to the CS Department and forwarded to appropriate instructors. Qualified new applicants will be interviewed and returning applicants may also need to meet with faculty.

Interviews and hiring decisions usually take place before the semester begins, but may extend a week or so into the semester since the number of available positions is dependent on course enrollments.

Spring 2021 - live! apply by 12/27 for full consideration