Teaching assistants at the Lubar College of Business make an important contribution to the learning experience of undergraduate students. Working under the supervision of a faculty member, a teaching assistant has regularly assigned teaching duties and related responsibilities.

You must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Lubar College in order to be eligible for an assistantship.

Graduate Assistant Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now closed. Please reach out to Alan Barnhart with any questions about Graduate Assistantships.


The benefits of employment as a Teaching Assistant include (minimum 33% appointment):

  • Tuition remission (excludes student segregated fees and the Business Masters fee)
  • Salary commensurate with academic level and appointment percentage
  • Access to lower-cost health insurance

Priority for Teaching Assistantships is given to graduate students admitted to the PhD in Management Science program.

Previous experience working with students in some capacity is highly recommended.

Appointments are made on a semester or academic year basis and may vary between 33% and 50% appointments.  Graduate students (excluding Dissertator status) must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester. Positions do not include the Winterim semester.

Applications are typically reviewed beginning mid- April for the succeeding academic year.  Proof of admission to a Lubar College of Business graduate program must be provided with the application. Upon accepting a TA position, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their course schedules do not conflict with the assignment. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the contract.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents that all UW System campuses conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees for a University position.

International Students

Positions are contingent upon maintaining your immigration status. Employment cannot commence until you have the appropriate visa category, your student visa status is certified by the Center for International Education (CIE) and an I-9 form is completed with Mary K. Bruno in the Lubar College of Business.

Employment cannot exceed 50% of full-time (20 hours per week) during the Spring and Fall semesters.

You are permitted to be employed at 100% full-time (40 hours per week) during Winter and Spring breaks.

Appointments are contingent upon your demonstrated proficiency in English. International students must complete the UWM International TA Assessment and earn a minimum score of 36 to be eligible for any TA position or have earned score of 23 or better on Speaking section of internet-based TOEFL (IBT) or score of 7.0 or better on Speaking section of the IELTS. If the English diagnostic examination reveals that your language proficiency is not adequate for your work as a teaching assistant, you will be required to take a course in spoken english for academic purposes.

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