Specialist (TA-type)- FY 19-20

Austin, TX
Aug 09, 2019
Four-Year Institution
Specialist (TA-type)- FY 19-20

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 1, 2019

**Multiple positions** Date available: 09/1/19. Position duration: Appointed on a semester-by-semester basis. Position open to all applicants. Appointments available are on a 20 or 40 hours per week basis as determined by the Director and supervising faculty member.

Act as Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) by supervising undergraduates in a laboratory course or undertaking instructional and administrative duties in support of a lecture course.

Essential Functions: Preparation and grading of homework assignments, quizzes, exams, papers, or laboratory assignments. Lead review sessions or discussion sessions, hold regularly assigned walk-in office hours, and tutor students on the assigned subject matter. Administrative assistance to instructor to include grade reporting, maintenance of course web site, and proctoring scheduled and make-up exams. Assist with classroom demonstrations, prepare laboratory materials, perform laboratory clean-up, and implement and demonstrate safe practices in the lab, as necessary. Assist with preparation of pre-lab lectures and take notes in class, as necessary. Other related tasks in support of undergraduate and/or graduate education.


Bachelor's Degree in science. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to enforce safety guidelines in the laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience related to functions described above. Demonstrated leadership/teaching skills, initiative and professionalism.

Working Conditions: Exposure to chemical fumes. Exposure to chemicals. Use of manual dexterity. Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Selected applicants may not be appointed more than four (4) semesters in this position. Selected applicants must attend student information privacy training (FERPA training).

The department is committed to building a diverse faculty and we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions:

Required application materials: a cover letter, a current CV or resume, a statement of teaching experience and accomplishments, and three (3) confidential reference letters that address your teaching experience.