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GWS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Metropolitan State University of Denver
United States, Colorado, Denver
August 15, 2022
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S00081
Position Title GWS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Employment Status Student Hourly
Hourly Wage


Employee Category Student
Department Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy
Location College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Position Summary

GWS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the course GWS 2100 Women of Color who works with a faculty member to enhance the classroom and educational experience of students in the class.


GWS Undergraduate Teaching Assistants will assist the faculty member with tasks such as:

* Assist with technical aspects of online teaching, including locating and uploading resources to the course, managing questions in chat (for a synchronous class) while faculty is presenting, solving problems or finding quick answers to a technical challenge, etc.

* In synchronous courses, attend class and actively participate in and help facilitate group discussions as appropriate.

* Respond to questions from students that do not require content expertise (i.e. clarification on a due date, where to find a resource, etc., how to resolve a concern).

* Assist in recording videos or creating other elements for the course, based on faculty interest and needs (for example a TA has "interviewed" faculty on a topic and that recording is added to the course site).

* Reach out to students who have are not actively engaged in class or are missing assignments.

* Keep faculty abreast of concerns from students that may not be communicated to the faculty.

* Teaching or leading discussion on a particular unit or topic with coaching and support from the faculty as appropriate and at faculty discretion.

Required Qualifications

Students are selected by the individual faculty member but must be:

* An MSU Denver senior majoring in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies in good academic standing.

* Have previously taken and passed the class that is being supported, and have an academic record such that the faculty member considers they have adequate knowledge to support the class. The student must also be currently be completing their senior thesis.

Preferred Qualifications

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistants should have skills in collaboration, teamwork and leadership.

* Individual faculty may have additional, specific criteria.

Posting date 01/21/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
Work Hours

* 8 - 10 hours/week not to exceed 135 hours during the semester.

* Work hours are often flexible and are determined in collaboration with the faculty.

Special Instructions to Applicants

You should be nominated by your faculty member prior to applying for this position.

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