POOL - Graduate Teaching Assistant

Position Overview

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular Biosciences invite graduate students with experience in biology to submit applications for GTA positions in 100 or 200-level undergraduate biology courses. Applications will be reviewed and placed in a pool for consideration as Graduate Teaching Assistants for the hiring during the spring 2024 semester.

Job Description

In general, these positions will be for .5 FTE (20 hours/week), and positions may be in either lab or lecture courses, depending on needs. Duties are likely to include, but are not limited to, instruction of lab or lecture courses, grading responsibilities, assisting students with questions, and meetings with supervising professors.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current KU graduate student in good academic standing during semester of potential employment.
  2. Minimum of six hours of enrollment.
  3. Meets KBOR-mandated English proficiency requirements, if applicable.
  4. Completion of undergraduate coursework in biological concepts such as biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, plant and animal development, morphology, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny.
  5. 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

  1. Completion of graduate coursework in biological concepts such as those listed above.
  2. Previous experience in education such as prior work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, or other related experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include a current resume or CV as well as a copy of an official transcript demonstrating completed biology coursework.
Review Date: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Review of applications begins on November 01, 2023 and will continue as applicants apply.

Contact Information to Applicants

  • Cassandra Jim, Graduate Program Coordinator for Molecular Biosciences, cassandra.jim@ku.edu
  • Rose Sumaya, Graduate Program Coordinator for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, rosesumaya@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Varies, to be determined upon consideration for position

Work Schedule

Varies, to be determined with supervisor.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday January 1, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26252BR
  • Department:  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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