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Non-Stern Students

Non-Stern 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Department Coordinator?

Follow the link to find the Coordinator for the department or center in which you will be working.
Department and Center Coordinator List

What are the requirement to be a work as a TF or GF?

Basic requirement for both:
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • 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?

Detailed instructions are on the contract. Please follow the link for the appropriate contract according to which semester you are applying.

How am I being paid?

Non-Stern PhD students will be paid through payroll payments, which are subject to income tax withholding.  For questions, please contact Pauline Braz in Human Resources at pbraz@stern.nyu.edu.

All other Non-Stern students will receive tuition remission through their primary school.

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

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 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?

Compensation for TF/GF positions ranges from $900 to $3600 per appointment. 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.

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?

Jobs are open to qualified NYU students and Stern May graduates, except for May graduates who are international students. You 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.

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.