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Department of Physics

Welcome from the Physics Department at Texas State University in beautiful San Marcos, TX

On this site you will find information about degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as information regarding facilities and ongoing research projects. Please explore our site and if you require additional information there is a form that you can fill out here.

Apply to be an Instructional Assistant for the Fall 2015 Semester!

The physics department is seeking students who are interested in being Instructional Assistants for fall, 2015.


Instructional Assistants contribute to the teaching mission of the department by helping teach laboratory classes.  They work closely with faculty supervisors who assist them in preparing to teach.  Preparation sessions typically last 30 - 90 minutes, depending on the course.  During preparation, students will discuss the physics concepts that students will need to understand the experiment they will be doing, along with the equipment that will be used to collect data, and the data analysis the students will be asked to complete.

Qualifications for successful instructional assistants include physics content knowledge at the appropriate level, usually obtained by completion of one or more physics courses at Texas State.  Prior experience as an instructional assistant or in other teaching related positions will also be considered.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. David Donnelly, Associate Chair.

Interested indivduals should complete the application at the link below.  Decisions regarding appointments will be made in late August.

Physics Department Instructional Assistant Application