University of Central Oklahoma

  • College of Education and Professional Studies Teaching Assistant

    Posted Date 10 months ago(8/9/2017 9:51 AM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    Coll of Educ Teaching Assistants
    Provost Vice President
    Job Type
    $9.00 - $11.75 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
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  • College/Department Overview

    College of Education anf Professional Studies students in either Kinesiology or Psychology.

    Position Overview

    The Teaching Assistant (TA) is a 10-20 hour per week teaching assistant position. The primary responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant are largely based on the specific duties from a college or division. The position will apply theory to practice for the specific office or area in which the position is housed. The Assistantship shall be for the academic year (10 month position), with the opportunity to continue for the following academic year if agreeable to the supervisor and the Teaching Assistant. TA positions are academic and should include significant mentoring and professional development. Teaching assistant should be considered part-time professionals in the field and given projects reflective of that role. Individual may not hold other employment on campus without prior permission from college or division and HR.


    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Assist the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies or Psychology faculty members with teaching, testing, grading, researching and other academic activities. Proctor and grade assignments, handle confidential materials and guarantee testing security. Assist in exercise physiology lab, the Center for Living and Active Learning or the Psychology lab.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Preference will be given to students enrolled through the University of Central Oklahoma’s Graduate College in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in a related field.


    Graduate student must have an undergraduate degree in the Kinesiology or Psychology area of study.


    Must have a positive and friendly attitude.
    Excellent oral and written communication, strong public speaking skills.
    Strong organizational skills.
    Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
    Interact professionally with all segments of the University community.
    Must be detail-oriented.
    Confidentiality is a must for this position. Must be very trustworthy and dependable.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

    Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.


    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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