Graduate Academic Coaches


Graduate Academic Coaches meet one-on-one with students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help them develop their academic skills and understand the expectations of academic work. Academic coaches assist students in establishing effective study, organizational, and planning habits; guide students to develop effective problem-solving, goal-setting, and self-advocacy skills; refer students to available campus resources; document sessions and refer to records of prior sessions on a regular basis; and attend training/professional development events.

Graduate Academic Coaching positions are Teaching Assistantships; they carry stipends, tuition remission and benefits in accordance with the current TUGSA contract.  We offer full-time (20 hours per week), half-time (10 hours per week) and quarter-time (5 hours per week) positions.  The work hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.

Who can apply:

Ph.D./Ed.D. students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applicants who have

  • completed their doctoral coursework
  • academic training in education or psychology
  • strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

How to apply:

Submit the following materials (by email attachment) to Denae Sisco:

In the cover letter, please describe your experiences as a student and how they might contribute to your desire or ability to be an effective academic coach. You might describe your prior teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experiences; how you manage your own workload; your study strategies; and any other relevant experiences.

Current openings and application deadlines:

Accepting applications for fall 2019 from April 22-May 6, 2019.