UAA Graduate Assistant Teaching/Research - Geological Sciences

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  • Job Number:524722
  • 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: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

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


100Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA's) assist faculty or instructors of record in the Department of Geological 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 Geological 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
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Proficiency in computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and writing) and work well with students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred Experience & Education:
Proficiency in courses for which teaching assistant duties are expected.
Required Experience & Education:

Bachelor's degree required in Geoscience or a closely related field.

Salary Information:

Minimum hourly rate is $21.00

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.



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.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jennifer Aschoff, Department Chair for Geology, at or 907-786-1442.

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