Summer 2021- Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant

Job description

Job Title: Summer 2021- Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 225307
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Job Summary

Teaching assistants for CHEM 1211L, 1212L, and 3422L. TAs are assigned to one or more laboratory course sections that consist of a 30 to 40 students. The TA duties include:

• Read each weekly lab experiment and ask instructor for any clarification needed before the lab begins.
• Attend and listen to the weekly pre-lab instructions.
• Supervise one (or more) two to three hour laboratory period each week. This means circulating throughout the lab section visually monitoring student performances and answering any questions or guide the students in determining the answers.
• Use a pleasant tone and approach with others.
• Enforce all safety regulations.
• Ensure that all lab materials are returned at the end of lab and that the lab room is clean
• Have sufficient knowledge to answer students questions regarding the material presented.
• Perform any additional duties specified by the instructor

Required Qualifications
  • Successful completion (a grade of B or higher) of the chemistry course(s) which are appropriate to your assignment as an assistant, satisfactory evaluations in any previous position as a departmental assistant, and satisfactory progress toward a degree.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, confidentiality, and commitment to the chemistry TA program.
  • Must be a current University of West Georgia student enrolled for six credit hours and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average unless otherwise noted/indicated by the hiring department.
  • Superior customer service skills, positive and friendly attitude. Willingness to work cooperatively with others. Ability to handle confidential information with care and ability to prioritize duties. Basic computer skills and knowledge, attentiveness to details, and good organizational skills and initiatives. Assist students with scheduling appointments and provide information on other academic support programs offered for student success.
  • Be able to lift and carry mail. Take stairs and non-stop work for two-plus hours.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to exercise independent judgment.
• Be able to work effectively with others.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Keep a positive attitude.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions- May involve moving/lifting equipment up to 50 lbs

Other Information

Student Learning Outcomes for Summer 2021 Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant:

• Students will be able to improved critical thinking skills as demonstrated through effective problem solving for students that approach TA with questions.

• Students will be able to practice professional communication skills developed through addressing students in a professional manner.

• Students will be able to hold discussions with supervisor about how to improve TA services from a student perspective

• Students will be able to demonstrate increased awareness of professionalism through arriving to each shift early or on-time.

• Students will be able to demonstrate sensitivity and respect to those of different backgrounds.

NACE Career Readiness Compentencies expected to learn:

Critical Thinking,Oral and Written Communication, Teamwork/Colalboration,Leadership,Professionalism/Work Ethic, and Global/Intercultural Fluency

Special Applicant Instructions

• Preference will be given to chemistry majors, chemistry minors, and students with prior experience as a laboratory assistant.
• Must have taken and successfully passed the lab as a student prior to applying.
• Academic records are normally checked, and instructor recommendations sought, evaluating applicants for leadership positions. You will be asked permission for your records to be examined.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 7/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time