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College Teaching Course for Teaching Assistant

Graduate Studies is accepting applications for one .50 FTE Teaching Assistant to serve as an instructor in the fall and spring semester for the eight-week, one-credit hour OILS 583-001, Graduate Teaching Instruction I for domestic teaching assistants. Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the TA will be responsible for implementing instruction and leading discussion to improve the skills, abilities, and confidence of new teaching assistants; to improve their ability to address a variety of learning styles in the classroom; to increase their awareness of a variety of student-centered learning activities in the classroom; to create a space for dialogue on teaching and learning; and to draft an effective teaching philosophy statement. In addition, in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the TAs will design and lead workshops for new and returning Teaching Assistants. Successful applicants will present evidence of exemplary teaching at the college/university level, superior communication skills, knowledge of college-level teaching and learning theory, and expertise in both on-line and classroom instruction. Winners of university-wide, college-wide or departmental teaching awards are strongly encouraged to apply. Compensation, which will include a stipend, health care insurance, and tuition remission, will be based upon the applicant &  qualifications. Please submit a letter of interest, a two-page teaching philosophy statement, and two letters of reference addressing your teaching abilities.

Required Application Documents

  • Letter of interest. The letter of interest should address the applicant's qualifications in response to the position as described.
  • A two-page teaching philosophy statement.
  • Two letters of reference addressing your teaching abilities.

To Apply, Please Email Your Application Materials To:

Margaret Gonzales,
Sr. Operations Manager,


Graduate Studies
Humanities 107, MSC03-2180


  • Deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Interviews will be conducted the week of June 19 & 23, 2017. Skype interviews will be acceptable.