The Teaching Assistant
(TA) application filing period for FALL
2014 is OPEN
Application Deadline: May 12, 2014
Current TAs must re-apply
for the upcoming quarter's TA position to be considered. Hiring TAs is
based on enrollments in CHIN courses and the budget provided the Dean
of Arts and Humanities.
period for FALL 2014 positions
can be accessed online until May 12, 2014. The Chinese
Studies Program Office kindly requests that applicants refrain from calling or
emailing the Chinese Studies Office to inquire about application
results. Of course a prospective TA may email questions if you cannot find the information in Frequently Asked Questions.
Applicants will be contacted by early June regarding the Fall 2014
TA Application results. All correspondence will be delievered to
the applicants' official university email addresses (@ucsd.edu
To avoid delay(s) in the application process, all applicants must be
aware of the instructions and requirements listed below when completing
Please check back during the fall quarter for upcoming Winter 2015
Application / UCSD Student ID Requirement
The Chinese Studies Program uses an online application in the selection
process for the
Chinese Language Teaching Assistant positions.
All applicants must have their UCSD
Student ID #
(Example: A50012345) & Triton Student Link password to access the application.
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- Matriculation as
a UCSD graduate student.
- Applicants must maintain
strong academic standing. The Chinese Studies Program will
request permission to hire TAs from their home department.
- Native Mandarin
Chinese speakers who can read and write clearly in both Traditional
& Simplified characters.
- Experience as a Chinese language
instructor is a requirement. The Chinese Studies Program will
contact your former employer(s) to confirm your previous work
TAs are hired as supplemental instructors of Chinese language
learning students and need to be able to teach at various levels of
backgrounds and abilities. TAs must be available to work on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays to attend and lead assigned
section(s) as well as proceed with other various TA tasks without
reservation. TA schedules'
must be flexible to attend corresponding
lectures that occur on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Attendance to TA
Orientation meetings, section(s), weekly and wrap-up
meetings is compulsory.
are constantly supervised for quality and effectiveness by lecturers.
efforts of the student are pivotal in the grade that is earned by the
TA and the potential to be rehired. Appropriate behavior in with
students, staff and instructors is essential. Missing compulsory
meetings, office hours, sections and/or weekly meetings are grounds for
dismissal and will effect rehiring decisions.
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. This
opportunity is for qualified graduate students to apply for any open
Chinese language Teaching Assistant when the position(s) becomes
Employment as a TA is based on available funding, the need for TAs to
teach section(s) and the need to fill TA vacancies.
ALL Current Teaching Assistants must reapply each quarter for the position.
Carefully read & follow the instructions on the online application.
The Selection Committee will be reviewing dozens of competitive &
qualified applications. To enhance your chances of
being selected; you will need to submit complete, clear, error free,
impressive & accurate application materials on or before the
- The Chinese Studies Program kindly requests all applicants to REFRAIN
FROM calling or sending e-mail
inquiries regarding the status or results of your application.
- The online application allows UCSD graduate students to
instantly submit a majority of their application for any Chinese
language Teaching Assistant position that may be available. It is best
to prepare your information to complete steps 1 through 6 mentioned
Prepare the following materials so that you may upload or include in
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- Answer the questions in this application.
- Upload your CV to the application. This
information should be in English. It must detail the language teaching
background that the applicant has.
- Your handwritten autobiography in Chinese characters. Ensure
that your handwriting is clear and easy to see. Applicants may
use Traditional or Simplified character. TAs are required to be able
read, write and correct both.
- SCAN your hand printed document and UPLOAD it via PDF to the
- RECORD yourself speaking for a minimum of 3 minutes onto a
CD or thumb drive. You are
using this opportunity to introduce yourself in Mandarin to the
Selection Committee. Do NOT read from texts and AVOID background
music or noise in your recording. Speak loud and clearly. Save this
recording on a CD and ensure that the CD works well on a PC computer
and CD player. Write your full name with a permanent marker on the CD.
will be sending or delivering the CD along with the CHIN TA
Application Confirmation Page to the Chinese Studies Program at UCSD.
You will be able to print the Confirmation Page once you complete the
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please access the TA FAQ page or click here.