Composition courses are taught by three types of teaching professionals:
- Full-time Instructors: These instructors teach four or five courses each semester. Two master instructors teach only English 1020 and 2030, while the other instructors typically teach composition and other department courses. All instructors have Masters Degrees, and some have PhDs.
- Part-time Lecturers: These teachers have the same qualifications as instructors, but teach one or two courses a semester.
- Teaching Assistants (TAs): These teachers are currently completing their MA work in the English Department. They are carefully screened and selected, and participate in a pre-semester training and ongoing mentoring and in-class observations.
If you are interested in applying to be a Teaching Assistant, submit a CV/resume, letter of interest, academic writing sample, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the Director of Composition. Hiring is typically done in February for the following academic year (Fall-Spring). TAs are typically Masters students in the UCD English Department, but graduate students from other departments at UCD may also apply.
Applicants who already have MA or PhD degrees can apply for lecturer or instructor positions by contacting the Chair of the English Department. Such applicants are not eligible for TA positions.
For more about Dr. Amy Vidali, the Director of Composition, click here.