Graduate Assistant (Teaching), Computer Science

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 01649
Closing: 12/18/18
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

The Teaching Graduate Assistant performs direct instruction as a majority of their service. Working closely with one or more faculty members or lecturers, assist with the instruction of undergraduate students either directly through in-class contact or tutoring or through indirect course facilitation or grading.

The Teaching Graduate Assistant receives a stipend and a tax-exempt tuition waiver.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Assist instructors in teaching classes or labs, able to teach a lower level computer science class or lab such as COSC 111/112, grading, research support, tutoring, and maintaining the department website.


General Requirements:
• Ability to work up to 20 hours per week is required.
• GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
• Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required.
• Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.
• Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.

Area-Specific Requirements:
• Preferred major is Computer Science
• Above average communication skill
• Solid background in the Java programming language
• Some assembly language, Linux, or scripting language experience also desired.

Supplemental Information

Required Documents (please attach in order to be considered):
1. Cover letter
2. Transcript
3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one such letter from an instructor at EMU.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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* 01

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?

  • Yes
  • No

* 02

If your response to the question above was "No," do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Previous answer was "Yes"

* 03

Please indicate the graduate/doctoral-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

* 04

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question





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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/19/2018
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