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Non-Stern Graduate Students

Non-Stern graduate students wishing to work as Teaching Fellows, Graduate Fellows, or Grader/Tutors must have consent from the Department Coordinator of the department which the course is offered in. Please see FAQ for a list of all department coordinators. Non-Stern graduate students enrolled in professional programs (Law, Medical, Dental) will receive compensation in the form of tuition remission at their home school. All other Non-Stern graduate students are not exempt from the collective bargaining agreement of the UAW-Local 2110 for Graduate Employees at New York University and will receive compensation via payroll which is subject to union dues and taxes. Graders and Tutors are exempt. For more information, please visit www.makingabetternyu.org/gsocuaw/ or contact Local 2110 at gsoc@2110uaw.org. Full-Time and Part-Time employees of NYU are not eligible for the Teaching Fellow or Graduate Fellow programs. Please note that once an application has been approved by the Teaching Assistance Center the compensation amount cannot be amended due to an increase or decrease in the course enrollment. 

Visit the Job Listings page to apply for positions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Department Coordinator?

You can find the designated Coordinator's contact information by going to the Department site and selecting the Faculty & Staff tab.

What are the requirements to be a TF or GF?

Basic requirement for both:
  • Graduate student with GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completed at least 9 credits
  • Enrolled and remain enrolled in the semester in which you will be working
  • Taken the course or its equivalent, or have approval from the course professor

What is the process for getting hired as a TF or GF?

If you have not already been hired by a Professor and are looking for available positions, you may apply to a listed position on the main Student Jobs page. If you have already been selected as a TF/GF by a Professor or Department, you should select the 'apply for an unlisted position' option on the main Student Jobs page to submit an application. Selection processes vary by Department, so specific questions about the inital hiring process should be directed to the Department coordinator.  

How am I being paid?

Non-Stern students enrolled in professional programs (Law, Medical, Dental) will receive compensation in the form of tuition remission at their home school. All other Non-Stern students are not exempt from the collective bargaining agreement of the UAW-Local 2110 for Graduate Employees at New York University and will receive compensation via payroll which is subject to union dues and taxes. Graders and Tutors are exempt. For more information, please visit www.makingabetternyu.org/gsocuaw/ or contact Local 2110 at gsoc@2110uaw.org.

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

Please log in in to 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 my application?

Please contact your Department Coordinator first.

For questions about showing hiring documents to Human Resources, please contact Pauline Braz at pbraz@stern.nyu.edu
 

What is the amount of compensation?

Payment is dependent on enrollment, course credit load, and other factors. Please see contract for more details. Graders are paid $24.00 per student with a minimum of 25 students. Tutors are paid $24.00/hour.

Teaching Fellow--Graduate Student Compensation
Position Half Credit Course Full Credit Course
0.5 (enrollment of 25-49) $900 $1800
1 (enrollment of 50-84) $1800 $3600
1.5 (enrollment of 85-119) $3600 $5400
2 (MAX 2 full positions)   $7200

Graduate Fellow Compensation
Hours per week for 14 weeks GF Eligibility Rate
5 0.5 position $1800
10 1 position $3600
15 1.5 positions $5400
20 2 positions $7200

 

Can a position be terminated?

Your employment is at will, which means that you or NYU can terminate your 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.

Can I have more than one TF or GF position at the same time?

Yes; however, a student may not exceed 20 hours of work per week during the semester.

What are the rules for Summer positions?

You may work up to 1 full position (10 hours per week) per summer term which includes Summer I,II, and the beginning of term III. May graduates may not work.

Are all courses eligible for a full teaching fellowship?

No. Position and compensation are based on enrollment and course credit load.

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.