University of Central Oklahoma

  • Forensic Science Institute Teaching Assistant

    Posted Date 1 year ago(4/4/2018 11:33 AM)
    $11.375 per hour
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    N/A for student positions
    Digital Forensics Examiner Services
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    College/Department Overview

    The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research, for students, professionals and first responders in all aspects of evidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting and testimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic science education at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust, interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate program in North America accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligible disciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern Kentucky University, were the first and still only programs to be accredited in Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The Forensic Science Institute has an experienced faculty representing international and national leaders in their respective fields.

    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

    The Teaching Assistant (TA) is a 20 hour per week graduate assistantship. 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.

    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 Forensic Science.


    Our successful candidate will be expected to place a high importance on punctuality and dependability at the job.  While a student's primary function at UCO is the achievement on one's degree goals, we expect your devoted time and attention to the work at hand while you are on the clock. 


    Excellent written and verbal communication skills are needed to succeed in this support role of Teaching Assistant.  We expect this student staff member to be able to remain calm under pressure.  Required character traits needed would be dependability, thoroughness, detail oriented, and initiative.  Good interpersonal skills and sensitivity of intercultural communication is a must.


    A basic knowledge of office equipment is needed (copier, fax, scanner, etc.).  Computer literacy is required including Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.  Efficiency to research data on the internet as needed.


    The ability to multitask and to honor the importance of confidentiality with office matters are expected for this position.  The successful candidate will honor the established protocols, have a teachable spirit with the ability to show attention to detail, and demonstrate  a professional attitude and appearance.


    We seek a candidate with a proven track record of attendance, and a willing spirit as an enthusiastic, dependable, team-minded player.


    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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