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Undergraduate Instructional Assistant (UGIA)

The UGIA position is specifically for lab instruction and restricted to undergraduate students only.  UGIAs may work up to 25 hours per week (20 hours per week for international students) and are paid $9 an hour for the first semester which increases to $10 an hour for subsequent semester.  Job duties include the following:

  • Attend 1 safety protocol meeting at the beginning of the semester
  • Attend 1-2 hour weekly prep meeting on Friday afternoon
  • Instruct assigned physics lab sections and record attendance
  • Grade pre-lab and lab assignment and return weekly
  • Hold 1 hour of office hours per lab section taught

Labs to teach:

  • 1110 Conceptual Physics
  • 1115 Algebra Based Mechanics, Thermodynamics
  • 1125 Algebra Based Waves, Oscillations, Electricity, Magnetism, Circuits
  • 1430 Calculus Based Mechanics
  • 2425 Calculus Based Waves and Heat
  • 2435 Calculus Based Electricity and Magnetism

Please complete the application using the link below:
https://txstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVypPiwpkDwNT3n

**If you have completed 1430, you are eligible to teach 1115. If you have completed the whole calculus sequence, you are eligible to teach any lab.  Please follow up with Dr. Stephen Ray at stephenpray@txstate.edu for more information.


Student Workers

Student workers fulfill multiple roles in the Department of Physics.  These individuals usually work directly with faculty on funded research projects.  Student workers can be graduate or undergraduate, work up to 25 hours per week (20 hours per week for international students), and the pay ranges from minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) up to a maximum of $14 per hour.  Individuals interested in this type of employment should follow up directly with faculty they are interested in working with to see if any positions are currently available in that research group.


Graduate Instructional Assistants (GIAs)

Graduate Instructional Assistants (GIAs) are similar to the UGIA position described above but the are for students in the MS - Physics program.  GIAs will teach physics labs as need by the department and are expected to work 20 hours a week.  Graduate students that meet the requirements for employment in the United States and also meet the requirements to be eligible for a graduate assistantship can request a GIA position with the Department of Physics.  There are limited position available so employment is not guaranteed.  Some of the new graduate students will get a GIA offer along with their acceptance into the program and those positions are guaranteed for the first two long semesters.  Summer positions are even more limited and will be selected based on department needs and review of applicants by the Graduate Committee.

Please complete the application using the link below:
https://txstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVypPiwpkDwNT3n

Click here for more information about graduate assistantship eligibility.
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Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)

Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) are selected by faculty to assist with their research projects.  These offers will come directly from faculty with sufficient funding to pay for their graduate assistant salaries.  Pay range is dependent on budget for the paying account and the University Pay Plan as shown below.  GRAs must meet requirements for employment in the United States and requirements to be eligible for graduate assistantship.

Click here for more information about graduate assistantship eligibility.
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