Apply to be an LA

Currently accepting Student Applications for Fall 2019 positions.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

The LA experience provides an opportunity for students to gain communication, facilitation, and leadership skills. Although LA responsibilities and expectations vary, all LAs receive $11/hr and generally work up to 10 hours per week.

In general, LAs can expect to:

  • Be a part of the instructional team in courses which actively engage learners
  • Facilitate students in small-group discussion during class time
  • Focus on supporting learners, rather than teachers (ex: LAs do not grade, but do plan questioning strategies to guide students through assignments)
  • Meet with their instructional team (instructor, TAs, LAs) weekly
  • Receive training in pedagogical theory and strategy as students in SCI 5050 – The Science of Learning

LAs will be selected based on merit, demonstrated skill and/or interest in teaching, and schedule availability.

To apply:

  1.  Obtain a recommendation from a faculty member via the online form available here:

(If you have taken SCI 5050, you do NOT need to submit another faculty recommendation).

2. Complete the student application.

The application is lengthy and requires information from your transcripts, in addition to the following information:

  • Contact information
  • Major, GPA, and anticipated graduation date
  • An explanation of your interest in being an LA
  • Previous experience teaching, tutoring, or mentoring others
  • A statement about the unique qualities, skills and experiences you can bring to the LA program
  • Previous courses taken
  • Schedule availability, including Fall 2019 class schedule
  • Name and contact information of the faculty member who will submit a recommendation form on your behalf.

Questions? Visit the LA program page to learn more, or contact

To view a list of class times, click here.


The following courses are hiring LAs for Fall 2019:

  • BIOL 1610 – Phadnis
  • CHEM 1130 – Richmond
  • CHEM 1220 – Kieber-Emmons
  • CHEM 2310 – Sebahar
  • CHEM 3100 – Saouma
  • MATH 1010 – Schoening et al.
  • MATH 1210 – Cecil et al.
  • PHYS 2010 – Symko
  • PHYS 2015 – De Grandi
  • PHYS 2020 – Ingebretsen
  • PHYS 2025 – De Grandi
  • PHYS 2210 – Springer
  • PHYS 2210 – Staff
  • PHYS 2210 – De Grandi
  • PHYS 2215 – Laicher
  • PHYS 2220 – Pantziris
  • PHYS 2225 – Laicher
  • PHYS 3210 – LeBohec
  • PHYS 3740 – DeTar
  • PHYS 3760 – Li