Teaching Assistantships award a stipend of $14,000 for the academic year plus a tuition and fee waiver. There are two special assistantships that carry a stipend of $18,000. The extra funds come from a Wilson Scholarship that are awarded on a competitive basis. Additional funds may be available for summer semester instruction.
Teaching assistants will be expected to perform specific teaching and grading duties. Normally this will not exceed teaching 6 credit hours per semester or the academic equivalent. Awards are based on academic credentials submitted with the graduate school application. Although not required, it is recommended that applicants for assistantships take the GRE Math Subject Test. The application deadline for Assistantships is March 15. Research Assistantships are often available as well.
Teaching Assistantships are also subject to the following guidelines:
- TA support is normally approved for 4 semesters. To get TA support beyond this period requires special semester by semester approval of the Graduate Committee.
- Students being supported by a TA are expected to enroll in at least 6 credits of approved graduate coursework. The courses Grad 701 and Math 899 do not count toward this 6 credit requirement.
- Students not meeting either of the above two requirements during the spring semester previous to a given summer will be given a summer teaching priority equal to that of an LOA. The usual order of priority is permanent faculty, graduate students, temporary lecturers, and then LOAs. Postdocs are not eligible for summer teaching.
The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The University employs only U.S. citizens and those aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.