aGES Employment Opportunities

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships (UTAs) are competitive awards available to geology majors who have completed Geology 2250 with a C or better.  These awards of $300/semester provide majors with the opportunity to gain experience in assisting professors in introductory geology laboratories. Service required of recipients consists of approximately two (2) hours per week during laboratory and 0.5 to 1 hour of preparation. Duties include answering students' questions, aid in test administration, and other tasks associated with preparation of and teaching laboratories.


The Answersphere is the in-house tutoring system in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and the McKinney Teaching Museum. The Department hires aGES majors to assist students in introductory geology classes. All sessions are held in the McKinney Teaching Museum located on the first floor of Rankin Science South. Working in the Answersphere is excellent experience for aGES majors planning to attend graduate school, planning a career in secondary education, or polishing those interpersonal communication skills that are so important.