PLUS Peer Leaders - Student Hourly POOL - 19978BR

PLUS Peer Leaders - Student Hourly POOL

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The PLUS program has developed and now manages the peer led supplemental discussion sessions in Biology and Chemistry intended to promote interactive activities that reinforce lecture materials in a small group setting. These sessions are specifically designed to bridge gaps between teaching and learning.

This position will work under the supervision of the Director of the Peer-Led Undergraduate Supplement (PLUS) program and the Biology/Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).

The employee will be working on ZOOM and on campus as the COVID-19 regulations allow.

Core Mission: Provides Continued Delivery of the University’s Critical Education Mission

Job Description

The job duties include the following:
  • Facilitate PLUS sessions assisting students with science concepts in conjunction with the materials covered in the Biology or General and Organic Chemistry lecture classes.
  • Attend the lecture classes and required weekly meeting for their assigned PLUS group.
  • Participate in developing and evaluating PLUS materials relevant to the improvement of the PLUS program.
  • Provide feedback on PLUS student attendees based on session performance.
  • Promote the PLUS program via laboratory class visits and in other university events.
  • Attend all the required PLUS orientation, training and workshop.
  • Establish an environment valuing patience, encouragement and education in all the activities associated with the PLUS program.
  • Report work hours and complete time-sheets as directed by the program supervisors.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA in Biology or Chemistry as evidenced in application materials.
  2. Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate subject matter to a diverse student population.
  3. Student with good academic standing and currently enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University of Kansas. “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. Prior enrollment and successful completion (grade B or better) to the PLUS course assigned to the student or in higher-level courses in the same discipline.
  2. Have attended PLUS sessions prior to becoming a peer leader.
  3. Available to attend the lecture classes for at least two consecutive semesters.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Work Location: Haworth Hall and/or Malott Hall

A complete application will include a cover letter and a resume. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position to include grades for all sciences courses. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins August 23, 2021 and will stay open until an applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Matt Jones

Advertised Salary Range

$8.50 - $10.00 per hour

Work Schedule

10-15 hrs/week: schedule to be determined

Anticipated Start Date


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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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