UAA Learning Assistant

UAA Learning Assistant

  • 527203
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA Office of the Provost

Learning Assistants facilitate discussions, group work and in-class activities among groups of students in a variety of classroom settings that encourage active engagement. This position works hand-in-hand with faculty in order to help fellow students succeed in specific courses. Learning Assistants must attend an orientation and participate in ongoing training with their fellow Learning Assistants. In addition to in-class time, Learning Assistants may also support students in their LA course outside of class time with additional duties such as holding exam study sessions, office hours and more.
A successful candidate for this position should:
● Be reliable, dependable, committed, and able to attend and participate in all shifts, meetings, and trainings
● Have the ability to effectively communicate and work well with students, peers, staff, and faculty
● Be willing to learn, give and receive feedback, and have a growth mindset
● Be eager to support their peers and help them learn without simply providing answers
● Be a positive, encouraging, and supportive academic model for students in class

As a Learning Assistant you will:
● Attend and participate in the course classes and/or labs where you are assigned
● Attend and participate in required Learning Commons orientation, trainings and meetings
● Meet with Lead Faculty and LAs from the same course
● Perform other duties as assigned by the LA Program Director or Lead Faculty

Some experience tutoring, coaching, teaching, mentoring or working well with others is preferred. Typically, a successful LA has previously passed the course or taken similar courses to the one they are an LA for.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Must be enrolled at UAA with a minimum of six (6) credit hours in the semester of employment
● Must have completed at least one semester at UAA
● Must be in good disciplinary standing with the university
● Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for this position

Upon hire, completion of the following UAA Employee e-Learning Trainings is required:
● FERPA: Protecting Student Privacy
● Title IX

Position Details:

This is a part-time, up to 20 hours a week, student position paying $17/hour.

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

Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please attach a resume and include a list of ALL courses or ALL subjects you are interested in being a Learning Assistant for. This semester may have availability in: MATH, BIOL, ACCT, PHYS, STAT, PSY. Course availability changes every semester.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 Steffany Willhauck, Shared Services HR Coordinator, at or (907)-786-0384.

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