Student Assistant-Teaching Fellow Spring 2021

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Student Assistant-Teaching Fellow Spring 2021


DAL-CoL-Academic Affairs-517200

Job Location:

Downtown Dallas

Full Time/Part Time:


Pay Rate:

$1,000.00 per semsester

Salary Information:

$1,000.00 per semester

Department Summary:

The Center for Writing Excellence provides all UNT Dallas College of Law students access to extensive legal writing resources. Because legal writing is integrated throughout the College of Law’s curriculum — from the first-year until graduation — regular access to writing resources, supplemental tutoring, and writing workshops is critical. In addition to our Director of Legal Writing and Assistant Director of Legal Writing — who are full-time professors with office hours open to all students — the Center for Writing Excellence provides many resources and services.

Position Summary:

Teaching Fellows are 2L, 3L, and 4L law students that performed well in first year legal writing and successfully completed the Legal Writing III (Teaching Fellows) class in the fall semester. Teaching Fellows work with the First Year Legal Writing Program in the spring semester on research, in-class writing workshops, office hours, assignment feedback for pass/fail assignments, and assistance with the Judge’s Gavel Motion Competition. Teaching Fellows will be paid $1000.00 for these responsibilities. Teaching Fellows are graduate students who do not have primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit. They perform under the supervision of the instructor of record for the course(s) to which they are assigned, and provide general assistance to the instructional process, such as grading, tutoring, and course preparation. Teaching Fellows are not permitted to perform research or administrative tasks not related to instruction. Teaching Fellows may not be listed as instructor of record.

(These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.)
• Attend lectures
• Present assigned course material in lectures
• Preparation of course materials (handouts, presentations, demonstrations, etc.)
• Hold office hours to meet with students regarding coursework
• Read and evaluate student papers/projects
• Perform individual and/or group tutoring
• Grade assignments
• Conduct/supervise laboratory exercises or recitations
• Conduct laboratory demonstrations
• Keep track of and obtain classroom/laboratory supplies and materials
• Prepare for/clean up after labs
• Attend departmental meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

Currently enrolled UNTD Dallas College of Law student making satisfactory progress towards completion of a degree or certification program. Applicants must possess the following:

• Successfully complete Legal Writing I & Legal Writing II
• Invited to apply to Legal Writing Department’s Teaching Fellows Program based on student’s superior writing skills, legal writing grades, and leadership skills
• Currently enrolled in Legal Writing III Teaching Fellows course

Enrollment Requirements:
The institutional requirement for a minimal load of academic work for Teaching Fellows in any long semester is 9-semester credit hours (SCHs) of graduate courses. Upon written recommendation of the college/school dean or her designee and approval of the dean of the graduate school, the minimum registration limit may be reduced to three semester hours for the long term for students who have filed an approved degree plan, have completed all course work, and are either ready to take the qualifying examinations and/or registered for thesis or dissertation.

The total combined load of course enrollment and teaching assignment may not exceed the equivalent of 18 SCHs in any long semester. Each academic unit may specify higher minimal loads so long as the specified loads do not exceed Coordinating Board established standards, which specify that supported graduate students may not be required to enroll in more than 9 SCHs of organized graduate coursework or more than 12 SCHs total with the additional 3 SCHs consisting of individualized or non-organized graduate coursework such as research, practicum, special problems, etc.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday based on academic schedule

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear

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Job No:
Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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