Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Since people are worried about funding for next year...

Got this e-mail from the REEEC listserv:

WANTED: LAS 101 Freshman Seminar Teaching Assistants College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2010 – 2011 Academic Year, .50 FTE, fall term .25 spring term.

Position Description: We are searching for motivated, “people-oriented” graduate students to assist with LAS 101, Freshman Seminar, a one-hour course for first-year students. LAS 101, is designed to provide our first-year undergraduates with an enriching academic, cultural, and social experience and to help them develop an understanding of the meaning of global citizenship. The LAS 101 Teaching Assistants will train, mentor, and supervise the undergraduate LAS 101 Interns who facilitate the LAS 101 sections; grade LAS 101 student work, maintain the Compass Gradebook, and assign mid-term and final course grades; assist in the search for LAS 101 Interns; and perform other duties, as needed.

Qualifications: Candidates must be graduate students (Doctoral Candidates are strongly preferred) in good standing in a graduate program at the U of I; have an excellent command of written and spoken English; and have the ability to work on a team to help manage all aspects of LAS 101.

Application Information:

Please submit the following materials in hard-copy form or electronically:

- A letter of application that highlights your strengths as a candidate

-A current resume, including teaching, mentoring, coaching, tutoring and leadership experience

-Names and contact information (including e-mail) for three faculty member/work supervisors familiar with your

academic and/or teaching qualifications

-A one-page essay on the following topic: What does it mean to be a “global citizen”?

Submit all materials to:

Amy Elli Application Deadline: Friday March 26, 2010

College of LAS 101 TA Search

294 Lincoln Hall MC-448, 702 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801


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