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Teaching Assistant T-2xxW

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Teaching Assistant T-2xxW
Reports to Steve Schweitzer 
Department Instruction
Days of Week

Flexible at most times, but must be available on three Weekends that course meets (tentatively scheduled for 9/27-28, 11/1-2, 12/6-7) and during summer 2013 prior to course

Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week  5 + 40 hours of class time
Start date  8/23/13
End date  5/11/14
Pay rate  9.75
General description/brief summary

The teaching assistant for Science Fiction and Theology (T-2xxW) contributes to students learning in the classroom section of the course and provides assistance outside of class time, especially in preparation for the course sessions. The assistant also has an opportunity to gain some experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating a graduate-level course.

Duties/responsibilities

 

The assistant is expected to attend all three weekend class sessions and to meet regularly with the instructor. The student will be responsible to upload files to Moodle for students to access, especially prior to first class session (to be done during summer). Other tasks may include leading tutorials for students who need help with the large amount of data covered in the course, assisting with small and large group discussions, or assisting with comments on papers. The specific tasks involved are negotiable and vary depending on the interests of the assistant and the needs of students taking the course. Other duties as assigned.

Skills/qualifications

Computer skills, especially familiarity with Moodle; attention to detail; able to work independently after given a task; desire to learn about teaching, course construction, pedagogy; excellent prior completion of T/TS 101 Introduction to Theological Reflection; ability to communicate well with students; respect for diversity of views and understanding the nature of the topics being discussed.

Physical demands  N/A

 

Claire Flowers-Waggener
(Master of Divinity)

ClaireChoosing to respond to "the call" can be a gut-wrenching experience that takes years to resolve, and in some cases, the choice is made in an instant, life-altering moment. In a moment, I chose to respond to a yearning in my heart that had been aching for decades.

I then had to choose which seminary I would attend!