Math Academic Preparation & Placement (APP) Teaching Assistant

Job description

Job Title:

Math Academic Preparation & Placement (APP) Teaching Assistant

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

1B140: Transformative Learning

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

Stipend $16,000 + Standard Graduate Tuition Rate + Health Fee

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

Pursuing a Graduate Degree at University of Kentucky.

Required Related Experience:


Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time; Standing for long periods of time; occasional lifting or pushing of items up to 25 lbs.


Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends (varies)

Job Summary:

Transformative Learning (TL) provides academic preparation programming and academic support services for undergraduate students in all colleges to help them master the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. TL houses four academic support programs including: The Peer Tutoring Program at The Study, Academic Preparation and Placement (APP), Academic Coaching, and Workshops. Members of TL strive to achieve the goal of enhancing the academic experience of students at UK by working closely with campus partners to develop student-responsive programs that best serve the entire campus community.

As a member of the TL senior staff team, teaching and graduate assistants will contribute to the overall mission of the unit and its services, participate in regular meetings/trainings, and continually work to improve all programs and services.

Responsibilities for the Math Academic Preparation & Placement TA position include:
• Working with students in a classroom and one-on-one setting
• An understanding of early college mathematics and related concepts
• Assisting students in understanding the fundamental concepts in mathematics
• Managing an emporium style classroom
• Becoming familiar with the ALEKS learning system
• Other duties as assigned by APP Assistant Director

A complete application includes the following:
1. A complete online application
2. Resume or CV
3. Cover Letter
4. Academic Transcript(s) (unofficial version from myUK is acceptable)
5. Letter of Recommendation from faculty member or supervisor – attached as Specific Request

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

REQUIRED: Enthusiastic about working with undergraduate students; excellent verbal and written communication skills; individuals who work well in a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment/as part of a team; ability to work autonomously; comfortable speaking in front of large groups; excellent public speaking skills; willing to learn; innovative; creative; professional.

PREFERRED: Familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs; experience with design, marketing, statistical analysis, curriculum design, teaching experience, or formative and summative assessment a plus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Pursuing doctoral or master’s degree in higher education, math, accounting, economics, educational psychology, education, psychology, social sciences, or related field.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time