Graduate Teaching Assistantships in ME

Teaching Assistantships are financial aid academic appointments reserved for full-time graduate students. Full-time graduate students interested in becoming a TA must fill out an application form for submission. A new application must be completed every semester (no applications are kept from previous semesters). Please note that all TAs, regardless of experience, must be available to work one week before and one week after the course term. In addition, all Fall and Spring TAs must attend a workshop held during the first week of the appointment.

The normal TA appointment is at the 25% level. PhD students are given preference for TA positions. It is very common for PhD students to hold simultaneous TA and RA positions within any academic semester, with 50% the maximum appointment level combining TA, RA, and fellowship support.

Fall Semester Dates


05/01/24     Applications Open
05/31/24     Application Deadline
08/26/24     Job Starts
08/27/24     Mandatory Workshop
12/11/24     Commitments Deadline
12/19/24     Job Ends


05/05/25     Applications Open
05/30/25     Application Deadline
08/25/25     Job Starts
08/26/25     Mandatory Workshop
12/10/25     Commitments Deadline
12/18/25     Job Ends

Spring Semester Dates


11/04/24    Applications Open
11/13/24    Application Deadline
01/16/25    Job Starts
01/17/25    Mandatory Workshop
05/05/25    Commitments Deadline
05/14/25    Job Ends

2026 (projected)

11/05/25    Applications Open
11/14/25    Application Deadline
01/15/26    Job Starts
01/16/26    Mandatory Workshop
05/04/26    Commitments Deadline
05/13/26    Job Ends