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Teaching Assistant T-247-O

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Job Title

Teaching Assistant T-247-O
Reports to Steve Schweitzer 
Department Instruction
Days of Week


Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week  8 + 20 hours of prep time
Start date  07/01/2015
End date  12/18/15
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary

The teaching assistant for Science Fiction and Theology (T247-O) contributes to students learning in the online 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.



The assistant is expected to monitor weekly online 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), and track student participation in the online course. 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.


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

Josh Brockway
Master of Theology '04

JoshWhen I say I've attended seminary, the conversation quickly diverts, "So where are you pastoring?" To which I reply, "Well, I'm not serving a congregation, I'm getting my PhD." I'm sure that most persons attending seminary will be asked that same question regardless of his/her vocational goals. The truth is that anyone can attend Bethany: minister-in-training, curious Christians, and yes, even those who plan to pursue doctoral study.