Teaching Fellows in the Department of Technical Communication have the opportunity to teach the following courses:
- TECM 1700: Introduction to Professional, Science, and Technical Writing
- TECM 2700: Introduction to Technical Communication
Based on the schedule needs, Teaching Fellows may teach one or two courses per semester. Renewal for the following semester is normal, provided the TF makes satisfactory progress toward the degree and carries out instructional duties with care, diligence, and proficiency. Teaching Fellows who teach two courses are entitled to UNT Benefits (medical, dental, disability, and life), and possibly in-state tuition rates. Here is a link to more information about benefits: https://tsgs.unt.edu/new-current-students/assistantship-benefits.
To be eligible to work as a Teaching Fellow, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must have completed 18 hours of graduate level coursework.
- Must have either passed with a "B" or better or be concurrently enrolled in TECM 5550: Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication
- Must either be enrolled full-time (9 hours per semester) as a graduate student or must have an approved Course Load Exception form from the Toulouse graduate school (see Course Load Exception Request for more detail).
Your application must include the following items:
- Completed application form and Information Sheet (see following pages)
- One letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor of technical communication. Please have your recommenders email their letters to TCoffice@unt.edu with your name and "Teaching Fellow Recommendation" in the subject line
- One sample of scholarly or professional writing. The sample should not exceed 10 pages.
- Once your application is received, you must schedule a time to meet with the Director of Lower Division Courses. Please email Dr. Ryan Boettger at Ryan.email@example.com to set up a meeting.
Deadline: Preference will be given to applications who submit materials by the end of the semester before they plan to teach. In other words, if you want to teach in the Fall, submit materials by the end of the Spring semester. However, we will accept applications year round, including over the summer.