University of Central Oklahoma

  • English, Teaching Assistantship

    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/6/2018 9:20 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-4774
    Org Number
    010751
    Department
    LA Teaching Assistants
    Division
    Provost Vice President
    Job Type
    Student
    Location
    US-OK-Edmond
    Proposed Salary Range
    $11.375 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/20/2018
    Hours Per Week
    20
    Weeks Per Year
    32
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Varies
    Preference Date
    3/12/2018
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    On-line Student application with cover letter, resume, degree transcript, a list of 3 professional references (including contact information), and an 8-10 page writing sample that uses sources in PDF format and is less than 2 MB in size (Other Doc) attached is required.

    College/Department Overview

    Teaching Assistants in the English department are instructors of record and will teach one or two sections of ENG 1113: English Composition or ENG 1213: English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters.

    Position Overview

    Assist faculty members with classes and courses; assist with research and instrument development/assessment. Cover classes or proctor exams.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Full-time teaching assistants will be instructors of record and teach two sections of either ENG 1113: English Composition or ENG 1213: English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters. Part-time teaching assistants will be instructors of record and teach one section of either ENG 1113: English Compositon or ENG 1213: English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters. Teaching Assitants must enroll in and complete ENG 5533: Teaching Methods for TA's during the fall semester in which they begin teaching, must attend a week-long orientation before the fall semester begins, and must maintain a 3.25 graduate GPA for renewal. TA's must also be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credit hours in all but their las semester.

    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

    Applicants must be enrolled in an English graduate program at the University of Central Oklahoma and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Applicants should have excellent reading, writing, and speaking abilities in English as well as strong critical thinking skills. Selected teaching assistants will be required to handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner, will need to balance their own coursework with a significant teaching load, and must be able to plan ahead, maintain a schedule, and organize teaching materials.

    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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