The Philosophy Department is accepting applications for teaching assistants for the 2023-24 academic year. We are looking to hire TAs with a background in philosophy (BA or MA in philosophy strongly preferred). TA positions are only open to graduate students enrolled at UCLA during the 2023-24 academic year.
Job responsibilities include attending lecture for the course, leading two discussion sections of 50 minutes each, and grading work for 40-50 students. TAs may be required to stay through the Wednesday or Thursday following finals week to participate in a grading meeting. If you have not previously been a TA in our department, you would be required to enroll in Philosophy 495 (2 units) during the Fall Quarter.
We may have a variety of courses with TA positions available. Should you be hired, the exact course(s) to which you would be assigned will depend on preference, availability, and department need.
To apply, please submit an application with the following documents here – https://forms.gle/zWqwAoDkZVB78AGX6.
- CV or resume
- Cover letter
- Unofficial transcript of any philosophy coursework
- Contact information for two prior professors of philosophy who may serve as references (reference letters are not required, names and contact information will suffice during the first stage of application)
- Prior teaching evaluations, if any
The suggested deadline for applying is May 31st, but applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We expect to make hiring decisions by late June.
UCLA Department of Philosophy keeps on file until the end of each academic year (but does not acknowledge) applications for Visiting Professor positions. Although no position may be currently available, on occasion late or unexpected openings occur. Only those with proven research and teaching in fields related to Philosophy, and who have a Ph.D. should apply. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and the Program has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. If you would like to be considered for such contingent employment, please send a hard copy of your cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Department of Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles
321 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532