Faculty

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

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. A student may hold one or more positions in a term or module as long as the commitment is for no more than 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. 

Compensation

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 pro-rated. 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's operational funds. 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. STARS must also be used when hiring a student who does not meet basic eligibility. 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. 

Please note that once an application receives approval from the Teaching Assistance Center the compensation amount cannot be amended due to an increase or decrease in the course enrollment. If a faculty member would like to provide their TF with an additional payment due to an increase in enrollment after the student has already been processed, the compensation would come from their STARS.


Teaching Fellow Undergraduate Student Compensation

   Half credit courses
(1.5 or 2.0 credits)
Full credit courses
(3.0 or 4.0 credits)
6 credit courses
Position Hours/  week for 14 weeks Payment Position Weight Hours/ week for 14 weeks Payment Position 
Weight
Hours/ week for 14 weeks Payment Position 
Weight
.5 (enrollment of 25-49) 2.5 $625 0.25 5 $1250 0.5  7.5 $1875 .75
1 (enrollment of 50-84) 5 $1250 .5 10 $2500 15 $3750 1.5
1.5 (enrollment of 85-119) 7.5 $1875 .75 15 $3750 1.5       
2 (MAX 2 full positions) 10     20 $5000      
 

Teaching Fellow Graduate Student/PhD Compensation


**Compensation Rates as of 9/1/2022 for AY 2022-2023**
  Half credit courses
(1.5 or 2.0 credits)
Full credit courses
(3.0 or 4.0 credits)
6 credit courses
Position Hours per week for 14 weeks Payment Position
Weight
Hours per week for 14 weeks Payment Position 
Weight
Hours per week for 14 weeks Payment Position 
Weight
.5 (enrollment of 25-49) 2.5 $975 0.25 5 $1950 0.5  7.5 $2925 .75
1 (enrollment of 50-84) 5 $1950 .5 10 $3900 15 $5850 1.5
1.5 (enrollment of 85-119) 7.5 $2925 .75 15 $5850 1.5       
2 (enrollment of 120 and higher, MAX 2 full positions) 10 $3900 1 20 $7800 2    


 


Graduate Fellow Compensation

Process and Rates for AY 2022 - 2023 as of 9/1/2022:
Depending on what type of student you are, you will be paid one of two ways: 

If you are a Stern MBA working as a Graduate Fellow, you will be paid via tuition remission according to the table below: 

Graduate Fellow Compensation - Stern MBA
Hours per week for 14 weeks GF Eligibility Compensation
5 0.5 position $1950
10 1 position $3900
15 1.5 positions $5850
20 2 positions $7800

Other graduate students (i.e. Stern MS students, Stern or non-Stern PhDs, non-Stern graduate students) will be paid via payroll based on biweekly timesheets. Hourly rate will be $27.50 and the estimated number of weeks and the estimated total compensation is below. Students will need to review the Wasserman Center for Student Employment instructions to complete an "On-Campus Student Employment Application" and send this to Pauline Braz (pbraz@stern.nyu.edu) in Stern Human Resources. Pauline will then send the student instructions on entering hours worked in order to be paid upon submission of biweekly timesheets. Hiring managers will need to send the union appointment letter and card to the student with a cc to Pauline Braz (pbraz@stern.nyu.edu). Managers will also need to approve the biweekly timesheets in Workday. 

Graduate Fellow Compensation - Stern MS students, Stern or non-Stern PhDs, non-Stern graduate students
Estimated hours per week for 14 weeks Estimated Compensation
5 $1950
10 $3900
15 $5850
20 $7800

Undergraduate Student Grader/Tutor: $18/student for graders, $18/hour for tutors
Graduate and PhD Student Grader/Tutor: $27.50/student for graders, $27.50/hour for tutors


Tutor Hiring Process for AY 2022 - 2023 as of 9/19/2022:

Students will need to review the Wasserman Center for Student Employment instructions to complete an "On-Campus Student Employment Application" and send this to Pauline Braz (pbraz@stern.nyu.edu) in Stern Human Resources. Pauline will then send the student instructions on entering hours worked in order to be paid upon submission of biweekly timesheets. Hiring managers will need to send a completed appointment form to Pauline Braz in Stern HR (pbraz@stern.nyu.edu). Managers will also need to approve the biweekly timesheets in Workday.

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

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Basic requirements for Graduate Students:
  • Completed at least 9 credits
  • Enrolled and remain enrolled in the semester in which the TF will be working (Summer is an exception)
  • GPA of at least 3.0
Basic requirements for Stern Undergraduates:
  • Enrolled and remain enrolled in the semester in which the TF will be working (Summer is an exception)
  • Stern juniors or seniors
  • Stern undergraduates must have taken the course, its equivalent or have the professor's permission to apply. 
  • GPA of at least 3.3

STARS must be used when hiring a student who does not meet basic requirements.
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Students must be approved by the professor, and then fill out a Teaching Fellowship application on the main Student Jobs page. It must be approved by the department coordinator and then submitted to Faculty Affairs.
 
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Please log in to Student Web Information System (AIS) and follow the link on the left hand navigation bar to “department enrollments”.
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Your first point of contact should be the department coordinator. 
AY20-21 Dept Chairs and Centers List
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Payment is dependent on enrollment, course credit load, and other factors. Please see compensation chart or contract for more details.
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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.

Policy for Releasing TFs from Contractual Obligations:
If, for whatever reason, a professor wants to release his or her TF from the position, both the professor and student must discuss the issue and agree to dissolve the contract. Both professor and student should agree to termination and compensation in writing.

If it is decided that the TF is released from the position, the professor and student must come to an agreement regarding payment. Generally, payment is pro-rated by the number of weeks worked. (For example, if a TF has a salary of $3,600 and the semester is 15 weeks long, the weekly rate is $240. If the TF has worked 4 out of 15 weeks, he or she would be paid $960.) However, the pro-rated amount can differ from this formula, as long as the professor and student agree on this new amount.

Students receiving tuition remission will have the partial credit removed from their account. The department’s coordinator should contact the Office of Faculty Affairs to inform the amount and they will provide the updated information to Financial Aid. 

Students receiving a check from payroll will simply receive a reduced amount of paychecks. The department coordinator should contact Pauline Braz regarding the amount already disbursed (note: several smaller paychecks to TFs are disbursed throughout the semester; TF salaries are not paid in one check) and then inform the Office of Faculty Affairs of the updated amount.

The remaining funds from the pro-rated salary can be used to hire another Teaching Fellow. If a Faculty member would like to pay the replacement TF more than the balance, these funds would have to come out of the Faculty member’s STARS account.
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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.
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Yes, however, a student may not exceed 2 positions during the semester. Students may work up to 3.5 positions (35 hours) over the course of Summer I, II, and III terms.
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Students may work up to 3.5 TF positions (35 hours) which includes Summer I,II, and the beginning of term III.

Stern MBA and undergraduates who graduate in May are allowed to work until August 31st.
International, non-Stern, and PhD students who graduate in May are not allowed to work in summer.
 
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No. Position and compensation are based on enrollment and course credit load. See above chart for course and compensation eligibility.
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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.
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Yes, but only with approval from the department coordinator and the Stern Dean’s Office.
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