UAA - Graduate Assistant Teaching/Research - Biological Sciences

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Classification:Graduate Assistant - Teaching
Grade:Grad Student
Work type:Graduate Student Worker
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Graduate students in TA or RA positions assist faculty in teaching or research, respectively, in the Department of Biological Sciences. They interact closely with the department Director and faculty members for whose course they are assigned TA duties, or faculty members in whose research programs they are assigned RA duties.

Duties:

100%Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA's) assist faculty or instructors of record in the Department of Biological Sciences 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 research faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences 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 an MS thesis. 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

CAS - Department of Biological Sciences at UAA - Graduate Teaching Assistant - Research Assistant Pool

To apply, see the Graduate Admissions website at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/how-to-apply.cshtml.

To be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax, students must maintain full-time enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the University.

TA duties to 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 support faculty members in effective teaching.

RA 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 an MS thesis.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Proficiency in computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) and work well with students, faculty, and staff.

Typical Education or Training

Bachelor's degree required in Biological Sciences or closely related field.

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:

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.

Please contact Dr. Khrys Duddleston at knduddleston@alaska.edu for additional job information.

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