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Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions

Teaching Assistants

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut is seeking qualified applicants to our PhD or MS (plan A) programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Specifically, we are seeking to provide financial support to students who will serve as Teaching Assistants for our undergraduate Programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Two positions are available, one with focus in Structural or Transportation Engineering, and one in Environmental Engineering. As part of a wider initiative on Antiracism and Equity in Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department will prioritize US students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion to serve in Teaching Assistant positions. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (  

Successful candidates will receive a full-time teaching assistantship ( guaranteed for two years of their studies, with a potential for renewal pending satisfactory performance in academics and teaching duties.  

Information about our graduate programs is available here, and ttps:// 

Minimum qualifications are: 

  • A B.S. in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering  
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (higher than 3.5 preferred) 
  • GRE scores are no longer required for admission to the CEE graduate programs 
  • A valid TOEFL IBT score with a speaking subscore of 27 or higher, an IELTS speaking band score of 8.0 or higher, or a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score of 74 or higher. 

Candidates with a TOEFL IBT score between 22 and 26 may be considered as second priority. Candidates with TOEFL IBT scores below 22 will not be considered. 

Applications for this initiative are accepted until March 15th. Candidates will be evaluated through a holistic review process which involves virtual interview. 

Candidates should address the following aspects in their personal statement upon submission of their application: 

  1. Courses they are qualified to serve as Teaching Assistants from the list below (see for descriptions and syllabi). 
  1. Their preferred area of concentration and research interests. 

Courses in Civil Engineering: 

CE 2110 Applied Mechanics  

CE 2412 Geomatics Field Methods (with lab component) 

CE 2710 Transportation Engineering 

CE 3520 Civil Engineering Materials (with lab component) 

CE 3630 Design of Steel Structures  

CE 3640 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 

CE 4410 Site Design (with lab component) 

CE 4710 Case Studies in Transportation Engineering 

Courses in Environmental Engineering: 

ENVE 2310 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals 

ENVE 3120 Fluid mechanics (with lab component) 

ENVE 3200 Environmental Engineering Laboratory 


Application Process: 


For additional information please contact: 

Prof. Marina Astitha 

Associate Head for Graduate Education, Equity and Inclusion 


Undergraduate Research Positions

Undergraduate Research

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program. Through this program, undergraduate students will gain valuable work experience while exploring their areas of interest in research. More information is available here.