School of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Fellows - 11771BR

School of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Fellows

Engineering Administration
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

School of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (UGTFs) at the University of Kansas will support faculty instructors with in-class active learning activities aimed at improving student learning and engagement in undergraduate engineering courses. Undergraduate Teaching Fellows will also guide student learning by interacting with students face-to-face as students work through problem sets or other group activities. Unlike Teaching Assistants and Graders, this position does not involve grading assignments or maintaining typical office hours, however, time outside the regular class periods will be required to meet with the instructor and possibly to facilitate help sessions.
The School of Engineering is looking for applicants to fill a number of core courses in each of the engineering disciplines. A complete list of courses requiring an UGTF as well as the instructor and meeting times for Fall 2018 are listed below.
  • AE 507 Aerospace Structures I, Mark Ewing, MWF 11:00 – 11:50, MWF 12:00 – 12:50, LEEP2 1420
  • C&PE 211 Material and Energy Balances, Prajna Dhar, MWF 11:00 – 11:50, M 4:00 - 5:45, LEEP2 2415
  • C&PE 511 Momentum Transfer, Karen Nordheden, MWF 2:00 - 2:50, R 4:00 – 5:45, RIT 164
  • CE 301 Statics and Dynamics, Robert Lyon, MTWRF 10:00 – 10:50, LEEP2 2415
  • CE 461 Structural Analysis, Elaina Sutley, TR 8:00 – 9:15, W 2:30 - 3:50, LEEP2 1420
  • ME 211 Statics and Intro to Mechanics, Lin Liu, MWF 8:00 – 8:50, F 3:00 – 3:50, LEEP2 2415
  • ME 320 Dynamics, Huazhen Fang, TR 1:00 – 2:15, LEEP2 G415
  • ME 412 Thermal Systems, Xianglin Li, MWF 9:00 – 9:50, W 4:30 – 5:50, LEEP2 G411
  • ME 628 Mechanical Design, Ken Fischer, MW 3:00 – 4:15, LEA 3151
  • ME 682 System Dynamics and Controls, Sara Wilson, TR 1:00 – 2:15, LEEP2 G415
  • EECS 140, Intro to Digital Logic Design, David Johnson, TR 11:00 – 12:15, Eaton 2
  • EECS 140, Intro to Digital Logic Design, David Johnson, TR 2:30 – 3:45, Eaton 2
  • EECS 168 Programming I, John Gibbons, TR 9:30 – 10:45, LEEP2 G415
  • EECS 168 Programming I, John Gibbons, MWF 10:00 – 10:50, LEEP2 G415
  • EECS 268 Programming II, John Gibbons, MWF 1:00 – 1:50, LEEP2 G415

Job Description

  • Help faculty administer in-class activities such as group work, problem solving etc. for improving student learning and engagement in key engineering courses.
  • Enhance student learning by interacting with students face-to-face during the class period by guiding students to maximize concept mastery.
  • Employee must participate in UGTF training prior to the start of the semester (afternoon of August 16), two additional one-hour training sessions, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11 and Nov. 6, and participate in a peer review visit.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through descriptions of work experience, educational experiences, and teaching/tutoring interest in cover letter; record of relevant accomplishments and productivity addressed in one page resume; and overall GPA and letter grade obtained in specified class. The required qualifications are:
  1. Must have taken the specified course or an equivalent class and earned at least a ‘B’ in the course.
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrated mastery of course content.
  4. The job requires physical presence in the class (approx. 3 hours/week for a 3-credit course) and may demand approx. 2 hours/week outside of the class.
**During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching/Tutoring experience at a university/college setting.
  • Earned an ‘A’ in course.
  • Be available for training on Thursday, August 16 in the afternoon.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Candidates are strongly encouraged to talk with the instructor of the course to better understand the specific course duties. Inquiries may be directed to Lorin Maletsky ( If interested and qualify for any of the above positions, please complete an online application and a one page resume.

Application deadline is August 12, 2018

Contact Information to Applicants

Candidate’s application packet should contain a one page cover letter explicitly identifying the course number and title and summarizing the candidate’s experiences in teaching or tutoring fellow students and a one page resume. It is acceptable to identify multiple courses, however, candidates will only be selected for a single course.

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University of Kansas - Lawrence
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