UAA College of Engineering - Graduate Assistant

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  • Job Number:518739
  • Classification:Graduate Assistant - Teaching (non-taxable)
  • Grade:Grad Student
  • Work type:Graduate Student Worker
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

GTAs and GRAs assist faculty who are active in teaching and research in the UAA College of Engineering. This will include working directly with senior faculty or staff members. This position is only open to UAA College of Engineering graduate students accepted and enrolled full time in one of the following degree programs: - Civil Engineering (M.S.) - Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) - Project Management (M.S.) - Engineering (Ph.D.)


100Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA's) teach, tutor, instruct students and/or assist faculty or instructors of record with teaching activities. Duties include class or lab preparation and setup, in-class activities, grading, interacting with students both in person and electronically, participation in open office hours, course-related field activities, and other duties that help to support faculty members in effective teaching. To be eligible for a TA, students must maintain full-time enrollment (a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester, or 6 credit hours in the final semester of enrollment) and maintain good academic standing. Graduate Research Assistants (RA's) assist with research activities. Duties include computer, lab, or field-based research activities, mentoring of students in research projects, and completion of a research project that results in the production of a thesis or dissertation. To be eligible for an RA, students must maintain full-time enrollment (a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester, or 6 credit hours in the final semester of enrollment) and maintain good academic standing.Essential


Proficiency in computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively and work well with students, faculty and staff.


Student must have previously passed the course they are supporting with a grade of C or better.

Graduate students must be full-time (9 credits or more) to be eligible for an assistantship; audited classes do not count toward full-time classification. Graduate students in their final semester of study are only required to register for 6 credits for graduate assistantships. Must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Bachelors Degree required. Must be a graduate student accepted and enrolled in the College of Engineering M.S. or Ph.D. program at UAA.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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