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Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship

Job Description and Duties

Purdue University Campus

Each semester, the Economics Department hires a limited number of undergraduate students for Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships (UGTAs). UGTAs are assigned to introductory and upper-division Economics courses offered by the Department of Economics (West Lafayette campus) with greater than 30 students. UGTAs assist with various classroom duties such as grading, assisting with office hours, providing review sessions, proctoring exams and other duties to assist the instructor.  Expectation of work is up to 10 hours/week.

UGTA Requirements

  • Economics Major/Minor
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.5 across all Economics courses
  • Completion of at least three upper division Economics courses (300-level and higher)
  • Must have completed the course assigned with an "A" or better

Courses Seeking UGTAs (some or all of the following courses may need UGTAs in any given semester)

ECON 210- Principles of Economics ECON 252- Microeconomics
ECON 252- Macroeconomics ECON 260- Data Visualization & Inference
ECON 340- Intermediate Microeconomics Theory ECON 352- Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 360- Econometrics ECON 370- International Trade
ECON 380- Money & Banking ECON 385- Labor Economics
ECON 419- Managerial Economics ECON 451- Game Theory
ECON 461- Industrial Organization ECON 471- Behavioral Economics

How to Apply 

Applications are accepted at the end of the spring semester and summer prior to the next academic year. Find the online application here

Applications are not final until an UNOFFICIAL transcript is received. Please send your unofficial transcript to Mary Schultz at  

Assignments are typically made in August at the start of classes.

All returning UGTAs with faculty approval will receive priority placement. Since classes change each semester, if a UGTA position is not available for the same course/instructor, the UGTA will be placed with another class/instructor as long as one is available.   

Unassigned applicants who meet all the UGTA qualifications will have their application kept on file and will be contacted if there are additional openings. 


Questions can be directed to Mary Schultz, Executive Assistant of the Economics Department, at 

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program is being redeveloped and will be available through PURCE later in the fall.