University of Central Oklahoma

  • Teaching Assistant - GERO or SAS

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/4/2018 11:22 AM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    Sociology and Substance Abuse Prgm
    Provost Vice President
    Job Type
    Proposed Salary Range
    $11.375 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    10.00 hours/week
    Weeks Per Year
    16 weeks
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please provide cover letter stating which T. A. position you are applying--M. A. Gerontology Program or M. A. Substance Abuse Studies Program; attach Resume and all current transcripts.

    College/Department Overview

    The Teaching Assistantship position is a 10-hour per week individual graduate assistantship for two separate positions; one for the Gerontology Master's Program (10-hours per week) and one for the Substance Abuse Studies Master's Program (10-hours per week).  The primary responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant (T. A.) is 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 Teaching Assistantship shall be for the academic year (10-month position), with the opportunity to continue for the following academic year if aggreeable to the supervisor and the T. A.  Teaching Assistantship positions are academic and should include significant mentoring and professional development.  The Teaching Assistantship position should be considered part-time professionals in the field and given projects reflective of that role.  The T. A. may not hold other employment positions on campus without prior permission from the College or Division or Human Resources (HR).

    Position Overview

    Teaching Assistant for the Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies for one of our graduate programs, i.e., M. A. Gerontology Program or M. A. Substance Abuse Studies Program.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Assist faculty members in a variety of ways, e.g., assist with classes and courses, i.e., library research, internet searches, PowerPoint presentations, etc.; assist with research and instrument development/assessment; assist with preparation of reports; cover classes and proctor exams; lecture in areas where the T. A. is deemed competent; potentially tutor students in classes which are in the student's discipline; record keeping and supervised grading of exams and assignments; assist with group study sessions as needed; and, assist with other miscellaneous duties/responsibilities as deemed necessary or required.

    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

    The Teaching Assistant candidate must be enrolled full-time:  Six (6) hours for the Fall semester; six (6) hours for the Spring semester; minimum 3.00 GPA; and, must handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner.  Preference shall be given to the graduate student enrolled in the Gerontoloty Master's Program or the Substance Abuse Studies Master's Program.  This position is for the Fall semester only.  THe interested student candidate must apply for this position durintg the Spring semester.  Upon successful completion as a Teaching Assistant for the Fall semester, the student will be re-considered for a subsequent semester(s).


    Must have good verbal and written skills; must have knowledge of MS Word Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.); must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, follow directins well, and be able to work with minimum supervision as well as work as a team player; and, must handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner.

    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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