The Academic Affairs Office in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is seeking a teaching assistant for a fall first-year seminar and a spring international seminar.
The teaching assistant’s primary responsibility will be to help with a Fall first-year seminar InterAg 155 – Issues in Agriculture, Environment, and Life Sciences and a Spring International Seminar Course InterAg 165. These courses provide first-year students with both an introduction to the large topics CALS addresses through research, teaching, and outreach, and provide new students with ongoing advising and an orientation to UW-Madison. Combined the two classes enroll ~ 250 students.
- Work with course leaders to develop syllabi and course assignments such as case studies for course discussion;
- Help course instructors with grading;
- Manage the course websites: add content, trouble shoot student problems accessing sites, address student questions regarding the online submission of assignments;
- Manage student attendance records;
- Respond to student questions regarding the course;
- Work with course leaders to coordinate guest speakers and group leaders;
- Participate in class discussion;
- Identify and develop new learning opportunities;
- Help administer an online version of the course.
The teaching assistant might also contribute to other courses and / or curriculum development depending on office need incumbent’s qualifications.
Desired Skills and Experiences:
- Extensive work with first-year students;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff;
- Enrolled in a graduate program in an area relevant to the courses;
- Experience working in an academic affairs unit strongly preferred;
- Knowledge of course management systems preferred.
This is a 33% teaching assistantship for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, March 26, at 4:30 pm. Complete applications will include a statement describing your approach to working with first-year students, a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and how your experiences relate to the job duties, and a resume / CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be sent to: Debbie Schiess / CALS Academic Affairs Office / 1450 Linden Dr. / 116 Ag Hall / Madison, WI 53706. Application materials can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.