GTA Application



Eligibility:  All graduate students at the University of Kansas who meet University eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistant appointment in the Environmental Studies Program. Note that most appointments in the Program are 0.50 FTE (20 standard hours) which is the maximum appointment allowed for graduate students so the ability to hold multiple positions on campus may be limited.

Benefits:  GTAs appointed at 0.50 FTE will receive a 100% tuition waiver as well as campus fees for three credit hours. See the GTA Memorandum of Agreement or GTA Appointments policy for more information.

References:  The application form requires the name, email, and phone number for two references. These should be individuals who are able to comment specifically on the applicant's potential to succeed as a GTA in Environmental Studies. 

Each reference will be contacted by the Environmental Studies Program and will be asked to complete a recommendation form, a link to which will be provided at that time. Please notify your references prior to submitting your application.  Letters of recommendation are not required. Any letters received in support of the applicant will be included in the documents provided to the scholarship committee, but will not be used in place of the recommendation form.


Applicants must complete a GTA application form and include the following: 

  1. Current Degree Progress Report or transcript​
  2. Statement of Interest 

    Please provide a brief statement of interest describing your qualifications for a GTA position in the Environmental Studies Program. Indicate the type of course(s) for which you would most like to work as a GTA. Please also indicate if you have a desire to teach Summer 2021.​​

Questions/concerns? Contact us at or 785-864-5355.

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