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Instructional Learning Assistant/Undergraduate Remedial Tutor Summer 2024

Position overview

Position title: Instructional Learning Assistant/Undergraduate Remedial Tutor - Summer 2024
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $26.42 per hour.
Percent time: Up to 100%
Anticipated start: June 17, 2024
Position duration: Summer 2024

Application Window

Open date: May 21, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Aug 9, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

An Instructional Learning Assistant works with groups of students on challenging course materials during class time. This undergraduate student has recently taken the course they will be working in and works as a bridge between students and faculty. An Instructional Learning Assistant is responsible for interacting with students and managing in class discussions. This job is ideal for someone who is a good listener and communicator, wants to help others learn, interested in learning more about teaching and/or pursuing a career in teaching, wants to learn course content more deeply, and wants to work with graduate students and faculty to transform STEM classrooms.

Key Responsibilities:
• Facilitate discussion with groups of students in lecture by asking questions to help students learn material
• Attend weekly meetings with course instructor and TAs to prepare for sessions
• Working as a newly-hired LA requires you to participate in trainings and a teaching seminar course
Summer 2024 LA-Supported Courses Include:
• PHYS 008: Introductory Physics I for Physical Sciences
• PHYS 009: Introductory Physics II for Physical Sciences
• PHYS 018: Introductory Physics I for Biological Sciences
• PHYS 019: Introductory Physics II for Biological Sciences

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

• Desire to help students succeed.
• Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UC Merced.
• Has completed courses assigned and earned a B- or higher.
• GPA 2.7 or higher.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Awareness and sensitivity to individual learning styles and student needs.
• Ability to apply study strategies, organizational skills, & time management in sessions.

Preferred qualifications

• Experience with tutoring or mentoring.
• Interested in pursuing a teaching career.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.

  • Unofficial Transcript - Your most recently updated UC Merced unofficial
    transcript. Make sure your name appears on the
    transcript.

  • Weekly Schedule Summer 2024 - If available, you may choose to provide a weekly
    schedule showing your available hours to work as LA
    during Summer 2024.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

None

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01792

Help contact: pgueorguieva@ucmerced.edu

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://cie.ucmerced.edu/analytics-hub/student-statistics), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy.

Job location

Merced, California