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Please direct all students you wish to hire as your Teaching Fellow to the Department Coordinator. 


There is a strict limit of 2 positions (or 20 hours/week) per fall and spring semester. There is a strict limit of 1.0 position during the Winter Intersession and each summer session. A student may hold one or more positions in a term or module as long as the commitment is for no more than an average of 20 hours per week or 2 full positions. A student may hold as many as 3 grader positions per semester, as long as the 20 hours per week average is not exceeded.

Faculty members are responsible for the quality of the students they hire and for overseeing the quality of their work. Please note that if a student is released from a position or decides to leave that position prior to the end of the term, the amount of his/her compensation is prorated.  Faculty members may use their STARS accounts to pay for eligible TFs, graders, and tutors over and above amounts they are qualified to be paid for by Stern. TFs, Graders and Tutors will be charged to an individual faculty member’s STARS allocation if the class size does not meet the minimum enrollment of 25 students or if a faculty member wants to pay more than $24 per student for graders and tutors. Faculty may hire non-Stern graduate students as TFs only in the event that they are unable to hire Stern students with the appropriate background.

Below is a list of general questions. If you do not find the answer here please contact either your Department Coordinator or email studentjobs@stern.nyu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for students to work as my TF?

Basic requirements:
  • Completed at least 9 credits at Stern
  • GPA of at least 3.3 for undergraduate students, and at least 3.0 for MBA students
  • Enrolled and remain enrolled in the semester in which the TF will be working
  • Taken the course or its equivalent, or have approval from the professor

What is the process for getting hired as a TF?

Students must be approved by the professor, and then fill out a Teaching Fellowship contract. It must be approved and signed by the department coordinator and then submitted to the Teaching Assistance Center, located at KMC 7-100. 
Detailed instructions are on the contract. Please follow the link for the appropriate contract according to semester. 

How do I find the course number, credit load, and current enrollment for a course?

Please login into Student Web Information System (AIS) and follow the link on the left hand navigation bar to “department enrollments”.

Who should I contact with questions about the application?

Your first point of contact should be the department coordinator. 

AY 13-14 Dept Chairs and Centers List (PDF)

What is the amount of compensation?

Payment is dependent on enrollment, course credit load, and other factors. Please see contract for more details.

Can a position be terminated?

Students' employment is at will, which means that students or NYU can terminate employment at any time, with or without cause. NYU can also withdraw or rescind this offer at any time prior to the commencement of work without restriction.

What if students are taking student loans?

As these payments are considered tuition remission, Financial Aid will simply reduce the amount of their student loans, or issue them  a reimbursement check from the Bursar’s Office. Contact Financial Aid at 212-998-0790 for more information.

Can students have more than one TF position at the same time?

Yes; however, a student may not exceed 20 hours of work per week during the semester. Students may work up to 1 full position (20 hours per week) per summer term which includes Summer I,II,III.

What are the rules for Summer positions?

Jobs are open to qualified NYU students and Stern May graduates, except for May graduates who are international students. Students may work up to 1 full position (20 hours per week) per summer term which included Summer I,II,III.

Are all courses eligible for a full teaching fellowship?

No. Position and compensation are based on enrollment and course credit load. Click here for a detailed chart of course and compensation eligibility.

Can a teaching fellow receive additional compensation for private tutoring?

No. Students may not make independent arrangements for additional compensation to tutor students in the class to which they are assigned as a TF. Petitions for exceptions to this policy must be accompanied by the following, submitted in writing by the instructor: (1) A complete description of the TF's responsibilities (2) A guarantee that the TF will not be engaged in any interpretive assessment of student work.

Can a student from a school other than NYU participate in this program?

Yes but only with approval from the department coordinator and the Stern Dean’s Office.