Student Job Opportunities

Hiring Classroom Assistants and Tutors

Classroom Assistants

Classroom Assistants are undergraduate students who support courses taught by ChBE faculty members. CAs provide classroom assistance; conduct discussion sections; hold office hours; grade homework sets; and assist in the grading of reports, tests, quizzes, and exams. General duties require 8-12 hours per week.


Tutors are undergraduate students who assist students taking a ChBE course that offers tutoring to help them better understand and master the subject matter. (Tutors must have completed the course satisfactorily to qualify.) Tutoring services are often offered for CHBE 221, CHBE 321, CHBE 421, CHBE 422, CHBE 424, and CHBE 440. Students may request to meet with a tutor through an online form (typically for a half hour to an hour). Tutors may work up to 10 hours per week.

Hiring Process

Qualifications: Undergraduate student applicants should be in chemical engineering and should have completed three or more ChBE courses, maintain a high GPA (preferably 3.7 or higher), and possess strong communication skills. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Students from similar disciplines may be considered.

How to apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but a deadline for consideration for the subsequent semester will be set each fall and spring; see Job Opportunities for updates and deadlines. Late applications may be considered. Submit an electronic application package to the Department Assistant.

Application package materials

Contact the Department Assistant with any questions about our classroom assistant or tutoring opportunities and duties. To discuss any concerns, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.