FWS Teaching Assistant, Department of Research

Saybrook University

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Job Description:

Saybrook University seeks Federal Work Study (FWS) students to join its Department of Research as Teaching Assistants.

Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Research, a Teaching Assistant is responsible for carrying out various 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 will provide student, 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 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 research components, methodological approaches, and qualitative or quantitative data analysis, including statistical analysis.

  • Provide tutoring through “drop-in” time and facilitate conference calls that offer tutorial support.

  • Help students locate and use writing, library, and IRB resources.

Course and Instructor Support

  • Support curriculum through familiarity with the course syllabus and Canvas course shell

  • Assist faculty with course development and syllabi revisions.

  • Support faculty instructors with pre-term courses set up in Canvas.

  • Support faculty with organizational tasks related to student assessment and grade book 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 Teaching Assistants.

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 the Department of Research faculty before the start of the term

  • Adhere to FERPA confidentiality standards.

Position Qualifications

  • Candidate must demonstrate competency in one or more areas: library literacy, research literacy, foundational qualitative and research design principles, and analysis methods.

  • 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 is 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

For more information, visit www.saybrook.edu.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $17.00 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.


Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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