Specialist (Teaching Assistant)

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

Location:
Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 12, 2019
Description:

**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).


Qualifications:

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.