Teaching Assistantships

TAs apprentice under the active tutelage and supervision of a faculty member. All students are required to TA at least 2 quarters during their time at UCSB.


Must be an active registered student in good standing. New applicants are automatically considered and continuing students must apply quarterly.

Apply / Selection Process

The Graduate Advisor sends out a call and tries to match faculty course needs with students available. Once offers are sent out, students must sign the hiring paperwork before their Fee remission will be processed.

Support Coverage

Any TAship at least 25% will get partial Fee Remission. This will cover Tuition, Student Service Fee, and UC-Ship. The student is responsible for the balance (~$266.61) unless it is being covered by Block Grant or NSF or other such support. Additionally, the TA will earn a monthly salary based on their appointment. (~$1960 for a 50% TAship).

TA Appointments

Graduate students who are interested in applying for a TA appointment with the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology for the 2016-2017 academic year, must submit an application, CV/Resume, and unofficial transcripts to eemb-gradasst@lifesci.ucsb.edu by August 22.