How do TA appointments work in the Chemical Engineering Department at UF?

UF Chemical Engineering does not have teaching assistantships (TA ships). Instead, Ph.D. students enroll in a supervised teaching course for a total of 4 credits usually during their 3rd year. They work with a faculty mentor to gain skills relevant to their career path while assisting the faculty member in the execution of an undergraduate or graduate course. Ph.D. students can focus on skills such as course design, conflict resolution, public speaking, equitable treatment of students, mental health support, student assessment, and classroom teaching skills. Thus, Ph.D. students will assist in the execution of 2 courses during their time at UF.

Ph.D. students are guaranteed funding on a research assistantship appointment for 5 years as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward the completion of the PhD degree.