FWS Teaching Assistant, Department of Research

Jul 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-07-10
Req: R0005158

Job Description:

Saybrook University seeks a Federal Work Study Student to join its Department of Research as a Teaching Assistant.

Under the direction of the Director of Research and the IRB, the Federal Work Study Student: Teaching Assistant is responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks to support the Department of Research faculty.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Under the supervision of the Department of Research faculty, Teaching Assistants provide course and instructor support for foundational research courses: RES2100: Research Foundations and Literacy, RES2300: Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis, RES 2500: Quantitative Data Collection and Statistics, and/or RES 2700: Statistics. Responsibilities will vary depending on the course assigned, but may include providing support with:

Student Support:

  • Library Literacy: Support students in accessing and setting up student accounts for Saybrook academic resources (Refworks, SAGE Research Methods, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, and PubMed).
  • Research Literacy: Support student success in identifying components of research, methodological approaches, and qualitative or quantitative data analysis including statistical analysis.
  • Provide tutoring through “drop-in” time, and/or facilitate conferences calls that offer tutorial support.
  • Help students locate and use Research Tools Resources (LibGuide) and IRB resources, as needed.

Course and Instructor Support:

  • Support curriculum through familiarity with course syllabus and Canvas course shell
  • Assist faculty with course development and syllabi revisions.
  • Support faculty instructors with pre-term course set up in Canvas.
  • Support faculty with organizational tasks related to student assessment and gradebook application.
  • Co-facilitate online discussion forums and videoconference calls with the faculty instructor.
  • Conduct a preliminary review of student assignments and provide feedback under the supervision of the faculty instructor.
  • Identify current research articles and research related instructional materials.
  • Communicate with students on behalf of the faculty instructor.
  • Collaborate, as needed, with other Department of Research TAs.

Position Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a current Saybrook doctoral student in good standing.
  • Successful completion of Saybrook doctoral foundational research courses.
  • Must have applied for federal work study via the FAFSA.
  • Available for TA training with Department of Research faculty prior to start of term
  • Adhere to FERPA confidentiality standards.

Position Qualifications:

  • Candidate must demonstrate competency in one or more of the following areas: library literacy, research literacy, foundational qualitative and/or research design principles and methods of analysis.
  • Competency with APA 7 style and formatting.
  • Experience using MS Office 365 tools, including word, excel, and forms.
  • For RES2100, RES2300 and RES2500 TA positions, experience with using reference management software and strong library skills.
  • For RES2500 and RES2700 TA positions, experience with statistical methods that are covered in these foundational quantitative research courses.
  • Experience using videoconferencing software (GTM, Zoom).
  • Technologically skilled in communication, presentation, and Canvas online learning system.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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