University of Central Oklahoma

  • Teaching Assistant, Political Science

    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/12/2018 1:39 PM)
    $11.375 per hour
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    N/A for student positions
    Political Science
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm
    Preference Date
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  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please upload a PDF of your STLR Snapshot ( to this job application; if you have no STLR credits yet, an empty one is acceptable.

    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

    Assist faculty members with classes and courses; assist with research and instrument development/assessment; assist with the preparation of reports; assist with other miscellaneous duties/responsibilities.

    This position is for the 2019 Spring semester only. Upon successful completion as a Teaching Assistant for the 2019 Spring semester, the student will be re-considered for a subsequent semester(s).

    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

    Applicant must be a current MPA or MA Political Science International Affairs or General major.


    Assist faculty members in a variety of ways: cover classes or proctor exams; lecture in areas where the student is deemed competent; potentially tutor in classes which are in the student’s discipline; assist faculty with class preparation (i.e., library research, internet searches, and PowerPoint presentations), record keeping, and supervised grading of exams and assignments; assist with group study sessions as needed; and, other duties/responsibilities as deemed necessary or required.

    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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