Center for Teaching Excellence Graduate Assistant Position Summary
Graduate Assistantship (GA)
The following assistantship requires a 20 hours per week workload (0.5 FTE) and is accompanied by health benefits and up to 9 credit hours of tuition waiver (Standard tuition only. No differentials. No fees) for the Spring 2019 semester in the University of New Mexico’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).
The CTE-GA will work closely with the associate director for CTE in providing effective teaching resources to all those with instructional responsibilities at UNM. In collaboration with the CTE team, the CTE-GA will perform the following responsibilities:
- Summarize the current state of the literature on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning (to be provided as resources to those individuals seeking our services).
- Develop and facilitate workshops for graduate students interested in evidence-based teaching techniques that promote learning.
- Perform outreach activities in an effort to serve more graduate students and increase enrollment in the Graduate Assistant Teaching Academy.
- Help create a community of practice for graduate students to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience among members.
Requirements for Consideration
- Be a graduate student in good academic standing, enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a post-baccalaureate program at the University of New Mexico.
- Be available to work during Spring 2019 (January – May).
- Be available to work 20 hours a week during the Spring semester.
- Have prior teaching experience (courses, workshops, or special presentations).
- Knowledge of or keen interest in teaching and learning theory.
- Scholarly background and professional goals in alignment with the position.
- Excellent oral, written, electronic, and interpersonal communication skills.
- High level of professionalism
- Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, ability to work independently, and enthusiasm for learning.
- Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse team of peers and professionals.
- A commitment to inclusivity and supporting the success of a diverse campus.
- Ability to communicate with and value people with diverse academic skills, cultural backgrounds, and approaches to learning.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office -Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ability to work in digital environments, including but not limited to social media platforms, learning management systems (such as UNM Learn), virtual chat rooms, etc.