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Department of

Graduate Teaching Assistants

With the purposes of supporting graduate education and recruiting talented graduate students, the Department of Kinesiology offers a limited number of graduate assistant positions each year. The number of positions available are dependent on available funding each academic year. As a result, teaching assistant positions are awarded on a competitive basis. Neither admission to the Graduate School nor enrollment in a Master's program in the Department of Kinesiology guarantee selection.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Four (4) Positions Available


Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Nine-month appointment begins September 1st


Activities required of all GTAs include teaching two (2) undergraduate courses per quarter, maintaining 10 office hours, and attending annual GTA meeting. 


Candidates must have an earned undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field. Successful candidates must be accepted unconditionally to the graduate school, maintain a GPA ≥ 3.0, and have the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate activity classes or laboratory courses.

Financial Support/Stipend

GTAs earn $8000/9 months ($888.88/month) to teach 2 classes/quarter or $12,000/9 months ($1,333.33/month) to teach 3 classes/quarter and receive out-of-state tuition waived.  Depending on how many credit hours (graduate classes) one takes, Louisiana Tech University costs about $1100-2800/quarter.    

University & Department Information

The Department of Kinesiology website is (http://education.latech.edu/departments/kinesiology/). The department is in the College of Education and housed at the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym and has three lab spaces. The Sports Movement Science Lab (http://www.latechsportscience.org) is the latest edition added to the facility for teaching and research. The Department offers the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport & Physical Activity and Sports Performance. Louisiana Tech University (http://www.latech.edu) is a selective admissions public university with approximately 12,000 students. The University is located in North Central Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe. Ruston (http://www.rustonlincoln.com), is a town that has over 22, 000 and known for its historic downtown district, life-enriching recreational and athletic activities, plus a friendly college town atmosphere. 

Application Process

All GTAs must be admitted unconditionally to the Graduate School at Louisiana Tech. The GTA application can be found online at http://www.latech.edu/graduateschool/admissions/index.php.

Interested individuals can contact Dr. David Szymanski for additional information. 

Dr. David J. Szymanski,
Interim Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-5462
E-mail: dszyman@latech.edu


Please note: Strength & conditioning graduate assistants/interns are not awarded by the Department of Kinesiology and must be addressed with the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Department.