In-Class Academic Aide, Student Access Center - POOL - 24383BR

In-Class Academic Aide, Student Access Center - POOL

University Academic Support Ct
Univ of KS - Wichita Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

*This position is located at the KU School of Pharmacy Wichita campus.

The University Academic Support Centers strive to make diversity, equity, and inclusion our core reflex – not just an initiative. We believe students learn best when they feel a sense of commitment from our staff to create an authentic and welcoming environment that celebrates their differences and empowers their unique capabilities. Our centers share a commitment to embracing, supporting, and reflecting the amazing diversity of the student populations we serve.

The University Academic Support Centers seek a reliable and detail-oriented candidate to serve as an aide/sighted assistant to a student in pharmacy classrooms and labs. The In-Class Academic Aide will attend all classes with the student and be available to describe objects, drawings, and components of the curriculum. This a part-time, temporary position. The primary responsibility in this position is to serve as an academic aide to assist a blind student in the PharmD program at KU School of Pharmacy Wichita Campus. Position will begin in August 2023. Ideally, the candidate will remain in the position for the duration of the program expected to last two to three years.

Anticipated need is roughly 25-35 hours per week. If needed, hours can be split between multiple candidates to achieve the needed coverage. Candidates with less than 35-hours’ worth of availability are still encouraged to apply.

University Academic Support Centers (UASC) is a comprehensive student support program consisting of five unique centers designed to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas. UASC supports the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. UASC programs encourage student participation both in and out of the classroom, support academic and personal development, and link students to other campus and community resources for academic and personal support and development. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Success.

Job Description

In-class duties (75%)
  • Attend classes with the student and be available to describe objects, drawings, and components of the curriculum.
  • Physically manipulate objects and equipment per student directions in a laboratory setting.
  • Lecture materials will be converted to Braille or other accessible formats ahead of time, but there may be situations during lecture or lab where Q&A or class discussion will lead to new information that will need to be described or otherwise made accessible to the student.
  • Use technologies such as Picture in a Flash (PIAF) machine or other tactile graphics devices. Training on such technologies will be provided.

Out-of-class duties (15%)
  • Convert visual objects/charts/pictures into readable material, whether that is a written description or a tactile rendering.
  • Support School of Pharmacy staff in various administrative tasks related to accommodations.

Exam assistance (10%)
  • Read/scribe exams/quizzes as necessary.

Position Requirements

  1. This position is required to work on-site at the KU School of Pharmacy Wichita campus. Official supervision is from the Lawrence campus, but the position will work with an on-site supervisor in Wichita for most job duties.

Required Qualifications

  1. Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  2. Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Coursework or relevant job experience in biology, physiology, chemistry and math as evidenced by application materials.
  2. Experience working with individuals with disabilities as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with individuals who are blind or have low vision.
  4. Demonstrated reliability in attendance, evidenced by past employment or instructor references.
  5. Previous coursework or concurrent enrollment in human and/or mammalian physiology, chemistry through organic chemistry, and introductory level calculus or higher.
  6. Excellent verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the interview.
  7. Experience using Canvas and/or Blackboard.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes:
  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  4. Completion of the online application.
Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Application review begins Thursday, February 23, 2023 and continues until all positions have been filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jessica Little-Greenberg,

Advertised Salary Range

$20.00 per hour.

Work Schedule

25-35 hours per week. Schedule to be determined by supervisor.

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Posting ID:
University Academic Support Ct
Primary Campus:
Univ of KS - Wichita Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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