Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Department offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) each semester. The position is for one year, with the option to renew for one more year. Duties include but are not limited to: grading assignments, administering tests and exams, consulting with students, and assisting faculty in teaching projects intended to enhance teaching effectiveness. GTAs will be evaluated each semester for academic status and in terms of contributions to teaching effectiveness. GTA cannot hold other paid employment in addition to the Assistantship.

GTA positions, when available, will be awarded on a competitive basis. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Full-time enrollment in the UTA Department of Political Science (nine hours of courses per semester).
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 undergraduate hours, as calculated by the Office or Graduate Studies, and unconditional admission status; or a minimum GPA of 3.25 in Political Science graduate hours completed.

Applications should consist of the following:

  • Letter of interest (up to one page).
  • Résumé of previous educational attainments, work experiences, and skills (up to 2 pages).
  • Three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).
  • Availability (morning and afternoon hours).
  • A signed FERPA (student confidentiality) consent form for examination of transcripts and graduate/undergraduate file information. Hard copies are available in the Political Science office (UH 206); for an electronic copy please email Dr. Brent Boyea [].
  • Evidence of English proficiency if the native language is not English. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information on international student requirements for an Assistantship.

All questions and application materials should be directed to Dr. Boyea.

Brent Boyea


Graduate Advisor

Brent Boyea

Interests: American political institutions, judicial politics, state politics, and elections