Specialist (Teaching Assistant)

Austin, TX
Aug 13, 2019
Four-Year Institution
Specialist (Teaching Assistant)

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 12, 2019

**Multiple positions** Date available: 09/01/19. Position duration: Appointed on a semester-by-semester basis. Position open to all applicants. Appointments available are on a full or partime basis as determined by department need. The purpose of this position is to act as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Department of Chemistry 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.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching and service.

Working Conditions: Exposure to chemical fumes. Exposure to chemicals. Use of manual dexterity. Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Selected applicants must complete student information privacy training (FERPA training).


Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. 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.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must upload a Current CV/Resume and copy of college transcript to Interfolio. They must also arrange for a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded by the letter writers. Letters of recommendation must address teaching qualifications or ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse groups.