Department of Psychology
Undergraduate/Postbac TA Application
For Spring 2012

We anticipate quite a few openings next spring for undergraduate and Postbac TAs to assist in Psychology lecture courses and in the undergraduate teaching labs (200b/c Schermerhorn). For the most part, positions in lecture courses go to full-time students who have done exceptionally well (A or A+) in that course or, in the case of courses being offered for the first time, in relevant courses. Lab TA positions go to full-time students with relevant computer skills and experience.

The stipend is $2100 per term ($11.67 per hour for 12 hours per week for 15 weeks). Please keep in mind that Columbia will not employ full-time students for more than 20 hours per week, and does not allow students to hold more than one TAship in any given term.

If you are interested in, and qualified for, either kind of position, please complete the application form below and then click on the "Submit" button to send your application to Prof. Lois Putnam and Andres Torres (the Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant). For lecture course TAships, please also contact the professor directly, describing your qualifications and asking if a position might be available for you next year.

Name
(Last, First)
Major/Conc
Campus Phone
Summer Phone
Campus Email
Summer Email
UNI
GPA
 

When do you expect to graduate (complete your program)?

 

How many psychology courses will you have completed by May 2012?

Possible Undergrad TA Positions for 2011-12

Instructions: Please use the pull-down menus to rank all courses for which you would be interested, qualified, and able to TA next year. Assign a rank of 1 to your first choice, 2 to your second, and so on. For instance, "1_2220x" means your top choice is 2220x. You may use the same rank more than once to indicate courses for which you would be equally happy to TA. Do not rank courses for which you do not wish to be considered.

Fall 2011 Courses

All positions are filled. Please see the Spring 2012 section.

Follow the links to see course times, descriptions, and syllabi.
Rate Your Preferences

Course
Links

Pts.

TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

1001x1

3

The Science of Psychology

Lindemann, Patricia

1001x2

3

The Science of Psychology

Taylor, Kathleen

1010

3

Mind, Brain and Behavior

Nautiyal, Kate

2220

3

Cognition: Memory & Stress

Metcalfe, Janet

2235

3

Thinking & Decision Making

Gong, Min

2460 3 Drugs and Behavior Hart, Carl
2480 3 Developing Brain Champagne, Frances
2630 3 Social of Psychology McClure & Cavallo
2650 3 Intro. to Cultural Psychology Purdie-Vaughns, Valerie

2680

3

Social & Personality Development

Lutz, Stacey

200B/C

-

Computer Lab Assistants (3)

(contact Prof. Putnam)
 

Spring 2012 Courses

Follow the links to see course times, descriptions, and syllabi.
Rate Your Preferences

Course
Links

Pts.

TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

1001y1

3

The Science of Psychology

Lindemann, Patricia

1001y2

3

The Science of Psychology

Raikitin, Brian

1010

3

Mind, Brain and Behavior

Buhle, Jason

2215

3

Cognition and the Brain

Smith, Edward

2225

3

Attention and Perception

Lau, Hakwan

2280

3

Intro. to Developmental Psych

Putnam, Lois

2420 3 Animal Behavior Woolley, Sarah
2450 3 Behavioral Neuroscience Taylor, Kathleen

2620

3

Abnormal Behavior

McCaskill, E'mett

200B/C

 

Computer Lab Assistants (3)

(contact Prof. Putnam)

 

 


Courses and Grades.
Please list here all psychology and other relevant courses you have completed, or are taking now, along with professor and grade. Use the following format, using course #s or abbreviated titles:
1001/Lindemann/A+; 2220/Metcalfe/A-; STAT1111/Gelman/IP; etc.


References
. Please provide name(s) and email address(es) and/or phone number(s) of one or more individuals at Columbia (faculty, grad students, employers) who could serve as a reference.


Computer Skills
. If you are applying for a lab 200b/c TAship, please use this space
to describe in some detail your familiarity with the computers in 200b/c Sch (hardware as well as software). Please also indicate if you are eligible for work-study.


Comments or Questions
. You may use this space to send us comments or questions. If you will not be a full-time undergraduate or postbac student during Spring 2012, please use this space to tell us what your status will be.



Please submit this form as soon as possible. We encourage you to contact the faculty member(s) directly about the TA position(s) you seek. For more information on the process of TA assignments, please see the Undergraduate TA Info page.

Tip:
If your form is incomplete, you will be asked to fill in missing data. If this happens, use your browser's "back" button to complete the form you have already started.

Another Tip: When your form is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement in your browser window, including all the data you just submitted. If you would also like to receive a copy of your form data by email, be sure that your "Campus Email" address near the top of this form is complete (i.e., not just your UNI).



Thank you for your application.

To read about the process by which TA assignments will be made, please click here.





This page is maintained by Lois Putnam and Andres Torres. It was last modified by aft2109 on November 10, 2011 3:27 PM