Teaching Assistantships Fall 2024

Below are the teaching assistantships available in our department.
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Contact: Lori Astheimer and Amanda Hamel,

Psych 103 is a new class for incoming psychology majors that will introduce the requirements, opportunities, and potential career paths of the Psychology major.  Our SPACE peer mentoring program will be offered as an additional component to this class, so we’re looking for students to serve as both TAs for Psych 103 (assisting with classroom and online activities) and mentors to a small group of students (weekly meetings outside of class time).  Learn more here

Junior and Senior Psychology Majors. Please apply here by Friday 4/26

Times you must be available: Class time Fridays 11:15-12:05, TA/mentor meetings Mondays 11:15-12:05
Hours per week: 6
Credits: 2: 1 TA credit (398A) and 1 mentoring credit (298SP)
Contact: Alexandra Jesse, ajesse@umass.edu

Undergraduate TAs will:
- attend all lectures and help with in-class activities
- hold weekly office hours
- respond to student questions when appropriate
- lead review sessions and online discussions of course material
- take class notes
- grade short written assignments
- help with administration and proctoring of assignments

To apply, please fill out the following application

Pre-requisites: 1) Psychology major in Junior or Senior year. 2) A or A- in Psych 315. 3) GPA 3.4+.
Times you must be available: MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM
Hours per week: 9
Credits: 3
Contact: Lori Astheimer, lastheim@umass.edu

TAs will assist with activities online and in the classroom and lead weekly discussion sections to review course material. To apply please complete this application by 4/19.

Pre-requisites: A in Psych 330, recommended GPA 3.3+
Times you must be available: Classtime MWF 1:25-2:15, TA meetings Monday 2:20-2:45
Hours per week: 9
Credits: 3
Contact: Adam Grabell, agrabell@umass.edu

Attending lectures, assisting in some grading, creating study guides, responding to student questions when appropriate.

Pre-requisites: Previously took 384 and received a grade of A- or higher
Times you must be available: Tues/Thurs 11:30-12:45
Hours per week: 9
Credits: 3
Contact: Carolyn Davies, cdavies@umass.edu

Lab TAs will assist with two lab sections per week; hold weekly office hours to meet with students as needed for help with research design, statistical analysis, and report writing; and attend regular TA meetings. One TA will be the Lecture TA and will attend lectures (instead of lab sections) and will assist with taking notes and running exam review sessions.

To apply, please fill out this form

Pre-requisites: A or A- in Psych 241 and 3.3 GPA or higher
Times you must be available: Varies; you will either attend 2 lab sections per week OR you will attend lecture (M/W/F 10:10-11)
Hours per week: 8-9
Credits: 3

Duties for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for this class consist primarily of attending class, taking notes, holding occasional office hours, helping proctor exams, and grading written assignments using specific grading criteria. Teaching assistantships require a commitment of 9 hours of time per week (total, including time in class) and are worth 3 college credits (pass/fail, as a TA practicum).



* Must have successfully completed Psych 370 (at UMass or elsewhere) with a grade of B+ or better
* Must have successfully completed a total of at least three psychology courses (at UMass or elsewhere)
* Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
* Must be available during the time the class meets and be able and willing to stay for 5-10 minutes afterward on occasional days

Times you must be available: TuTh 2:30-3:55 pm
Hours per week: 9 hours, including time in class
Credits: 3
Contact: Joonkoo Park, joonkoo@umass.edu

Create quiz problems, grade reflection notes and other student activities, assist students writing their term papers, managing grade in Moodle.

Pre-requisites: Must have previous taken 201H with good grades
Times you must be available: TuTh 10-11:15; likely also TuTh 1-2:15
Hours per week: 5-6
Credits: 2