Hours per Week:
Teaching Assistants in the English department are instructors of record and will teach one or two sections of ENG 1113: English Composition or ENG 1213 English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Full-time teaching assistants will be instructors of record and teach two sections of either ENG 1113: English Composition or ENG 1213: English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters. Part-time teaching assistants will be instructors of record and teach one section of either ENG 1113: English Composition or ENG 1213: English Composition and Research during the fall and spring semesters. Teaching Assistants must enroll in and complete ENG 5533: Teaching Methods for TAs during the fall semester in which they begin teaching, must attend a week-long orientation before the fall semester begins, and must maintain a 3.25 graduate GPA for renewal. TAs must also be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credit hours in all but their last semester.
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. International students shall be enrolled full time to be eligible to work as a student worker. Full time enrollment is 9 credit hours for graduates and 12 credit hours for undergraduates.
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 academic advisor, stating the number of hours needed to graduate, to be submitted to Human Resources. This obtains to both regular and Federal Work Study positions. Call the Human Resources Department for further information.
Applicants must be enrolled in an English graduate program at the University of Central Oklahoma and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Applicants should have excellent reading, writing, and speaking abilities in English as well as strong critical thinking skills. Selected teaching assistants will be required to handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner, will need to balance their own coursework with a significant teaching load, and
must be able to plan ahead, maintain a schedule, and organize teaching materials.
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.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
Cover letter, transcripts, references, and writing sample are all required when applying to this posting.
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