Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Denver, CO 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Posting Details

Posting Number S00057
Position Title Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Employment Status Student Hourly
Hourly Wage


Employee Category Student
Department Undergraduate Studies
Location Undergraduate Studies (Division)
Position Summary

An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant works with a faculty member to enhance the classroom and educational experience of all students in the class.


Undergraduate Teaching Assistants will assist the faculty member with tasks such as:

* Assist with technical aspects of online teaching, including locating and uploading resources to the course, managing questions in chat (for a synchronous class) while faculty is presenting, solving problems or finding quick answers to a technical challenge, etc.
* In synchronous courses, attend class and actively participate in and help facilitate group discussions as appropriate.
* Respond to questions from students that do not require content expertise (i.e. clarification on a due date, where to find a resource, etc., how to resolve a concern).
* Assist in recording videos or creating other elements for the course, based on faculty interest and needs (for example a TA has "interviewed" faculty on a topic and that recording is added to the course site).
* Reach out to students who have are not actively engaged in class or are missing assignments.
* Keep faculty abreast of concerns from students that may not be communicated to the faculty.
* Teaching or leading discussion on a particular unit or topic with coaching and support from the faculty as appropriate and at faculty discretion.

All Undergraduate TAs working through the CARES Act funding are expected to participate in a professional development workshop on Racial Awareness and Justice, and will be provided with access to training resources for Canvas and MS Teams.

Required Qualifications

Students are selected by the individual faculty member but must be:

* An MSU Denver student in good academic standing and actively enrolled in classes during the semester they serve as TA.
* Have previously taken and passed the class that is being supported, or have an academic record such that the faculty member considers they have adequate knowledge to support the class.

Preferred Qualifications

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistants should have skills in collaboration, teamwork and leadership.

* Individual faculty may have additional, specific criteria.

Posting date 12/11/2020
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
Work Hours

8 - 10 hours/week not to exceed 135 hours during the semester.

Work hours are often flexible and are determined in collaboration with the faculty.

Special Instructions to Applicants

You should be nominated by your faculty member prior to applying for this position.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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