TA, RA, Tutor

Graduate students have the opportunity to assist in classes at undergraduate schools and graduate schools as TAs (Teaching Assistants).
In addition to being TAs, graduate students in the doctoral program also have opportunities to participate in classes as TFs (Teaching Fellows) with faculty members in charge of classes, and opportunities to conduct joint research with faculty members as RAs (Research Assistants).

Teaching Assistants (TA)

Section in Charge: Graduate Academic Affairs Section

For details on TA duties, please check the TA Handbook.

How to Apply for Teaching Assistant (TA) Posts in the Fall Semester of AY 2024 (Updated 2024.2.9)

Students who wish to work as a TA in the spring semester of AY 2024 should refer to the “TA Recruitment Course List in the Spring Semester of AY 2024” and after consulting with your academic advisor, contact the “TA contact faculty member” and obtain approval.
Students who have been made a job offer should submit the required documents by the submission deadline.

Document Submission Deadline: March 7, 2024 (Thursday) Strict observance of the deadline
Where to submit documents: 7B206 Graduate Academic Affairs, Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Sciences Area

*When submitting by email: Convert the documents to a PDF file and send to the address below.
Documents that require originals cannot be submitted by email.
tosyoss-daigakuin@un.tsukuba.ac.jp
*By mail: Send to the following address.
Graduate Academic Affairs, Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Sciences Area, University of Tsukuba                  
1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8550

In addition, when working as a TA, please be sure to check here (regarding the improper use of research funds).

University-Wide TA Workshop

Students who are assigned to be TAs are required to attend the University-Wide TA Workshop.
Those who participated in the TA workshop before AY 2022 are also required to attend.
If you cannot confirm your participation, you cannot be assigned to be the TA.
*Students planning to enroll in April 2024 should take this course after enrolling in graduate school.

We will contact you later with details on how to take the course.

INFOSS Information Ethics

Students who are assigned to be TAs are required to complete the INFOSS Information Ethics course.
Current students who have not completed the course should pass the completion test before applying for TA.
*Students planning to enroll in April 2024 should take this course after enrolling in graduate school.

For details on how to take the course, click [here].

Required documents for TA appointment

1. Application [WORD] [PDF]
・Be sure to obtain the approval and seal from your academic advisor and TA contact faculty member.
・If it is difficult to get a seal from a faculty member, please contact the Graduate Academic Affairs.
・Consult and check with your TA contact faculty member in advance regarding working arrangements.

2. Student ID card (copy)
・Copy both sides of your student ID card on one side of an A4 size sheet.
・Students planning to enroll in Spring 2024 do not need to submit this form.

3. Registration of payees, etc.
・Please register your payee to the payee application system by [Friday, April 12, 2024].
・Click here for how to log in to the system. (Manual)

4. For the 2024 Application for (Change in) Exemption for Dependents of Employment Income Earner [PDF
・Please print on both sides (short edge binding).
・Please fill in the address registered on your resident card.
・If there are any changes in the information (address, dependent status, etc.), please resubmit to the Graduate Academic Affairs.
・Students who have submitted to the University of Tsukuba or other offices after January 1, 2024 do not need to submit.

5. Individual number (My number) confirmation document (copy)
・Students who have already submitted to the University of Tsukuba do not need to submit again.
・Students who have not submitted should contact the Graduate Academic Affairs Office. You will be given an envelope for submission.

6. Confirmation of home computer settings [PDF]  *Cannot be submitted by email as the original is required.
・If you are working from home, please check the settings of your PC and submit this document.
・Please put your handwritten signature.

7. [For foreign nationals, please submit the following documents.]
・Copy of residence card (Copy both sides of residence card on A4 size paper.)
・Copy of the page where you can check your name in kana in the bankbook to which your salary will be transferred

After TA work

You are required to submit a TA work completion report in manaba. Details will be communicated as soon as possible.

Contact Information: Graduate Academic Affairs, Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Sciences Area tosyoss-daigakuin@un.tsukuba.ac.jp

Research Assistant (RA) 

Section in Charge: Research Support Section

Research Assistant (RA) Recruitment for AY 2023

We are recruiting research assistants (RAs) for those who applied for the Special Fellows DC2 for AY 2024 and for those who applied for the Special Fellows DC1 for AY 2023 but were not hired.

If you wish to be entrusted with RA duties, please ask your academic advisor to submit the “RA Candidate Recommendation Form” to the Research Support Office, Academic Service Office for the Library, Information and Media Sciences Area on the 3rd floor by 17:00 on Monday, May 29 (The RA Candidate Recommendation Form is available to academic advisors. For other details, please check with your academic advisor. ).

Points to note when recruiting

*Entrusted RAs will be paid an honorarium for conducting research assistance work. This academic year, the monthly unit price is set at 40,000 yen (approximately 27 hours per month).
*This recruitment is for students in the doctoral course.
(Students who are on leave of absence or planning to take a leave of absence during the RA research assistance period are not eligible. In addition, if you take a leave of absence during the RA research assistance period after being entrusted as an RA, your RA post will be withdrawn from the month in which you took a leave of absence. Working individuals must confirm that their employer allows side jobs before proceeding.)* 2023 JST “Next Generation Researcher Challenging Program (SPRING)” adopters can also apply.

Tutors

Section in Charge: Student Support Section