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Center for Teaching Excellence Graduate Assistant Position Summary

Graduate Assistantship (GA)



Position Summary

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.


Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.