Learning Assistant for EBIO 3590 Plants and Society for Fall 2023 semester
Description: Learning Assistants for Plants and Society support students with lab activities, class projects, and writing assignments in EBIO 3590. Each LA will work in a minimum of one lab section, and during the lab section, will help with lab set-up and clean-up, answer student questions, troubleshoot experiments, explain core concepts, and help to teach quantitative skills.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Attend weekly prep meetings
- Attend one (or more) lab sections
- Provide one-on-one student support by appointment
- Assist student learning as directed by the laboratory TA
- Must have previously taken EBIO 3590
- Must be comfortable with interacting with other students in a professional and supportive manner
- Must be willing to receive training in teaching and learning to prepare for the lab
- Must be available during one or more lab sessions during the fall semester (Thursday 9:30-12:20, 2:00-4:50 pm, and Friday 9:05-11:55 am).
- Previous experience working in a classroom or laboratory setting
- Previous experience with google docs/sheets as well as Excel
To apply for this position, please email a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th. Dr. Smith will interview top candidates and make a hiring decision by May 31st.
Time commitment: 4-10 hours per week during the Fall 2023 semester, with the number of hours depending on the number of lab sections assigned.
EBIO hires temporary faculty in the Lecturer job code when a regularly assigned courses faculty member is on sabbatical or other leave. Key responsibilities will be teaching in person, online, or a combination thereof. Compensation for Lecturers in EBIO is determined by the College of Arts and Sciences Level C policy, as stated here. If you are interested in lecturing for EBIO, please send Katie Clark your resume and indicate which EBIO course(s) you would like to be considered for.
Spring 2022 Grader requests were approved for EBIO 1010 - Intro Stats & Quant Thinking, EBIO 1100 - Biology and Society, EBIO 1220 - General Biology 2, EBIO 2040 - Principles of Ecology, EBIO 3080 - Evolutionary Biology, and EBIO 4460 - Ecology on a Human-Impacted Planet. During the academic year, EBIO hires CU students as Graders when a regularly assigned courses faculty member petitions the department for grader support and receives funding approval. We require that you have taken the course, or an equivalent, in order to grade for the intended course. Grader pay is calculated according to the estimated total number of hours the faculty lead calculates for the semester, times $15/hour for an undergraduate grader or times $25/hour for a graduate grader. As such, total compensation varies between courses according to the total hours anticipated (currently ranging between 20 and 300 hours for the semester). If you are interested in grading for EBIO courses, please send a brief one-page resume of experience, including all EBIO courses completed, to Katie Clark.
Many labs in EBIO hire student hourly employees throughout the year. Key responsibilities and hiring ranges follow the Office of Student Employment policy, as stated here. If you are a CU student and interested in working in a lab, please contact the Professor of the lab you are interested in joining.