Unit-Specific Responsibilities The Instructional Support Professionalâ™s role will be a combination of the following responsibilities designed to address the SSCDâ™s curricular needs and may differ each quarter. Â A combination of the following is 95% of the work performed.
The following responsibilities represent assisting the instructor of record in an undergraduate course or courses and supporting instructors in up to three different courses in a given quarter.Â 1) As directed by the instructor of record, contribute to teaching resources and student materials.Â 2)Â Attend regularly-scheduled class sessions and read all assigned materials. 3)Â Run weekly review and discussion sections as an accompaniment to the scheduled course.Â 4)Â Meet with students in regularly scheduled office hours. 5)Â Read and comment on papers, exams, and other assignments and recommend grades for individual assignments. 6)Â Coordinate discussion sections, set up equipment, manage reserve readings and other logistics. 7)Â Manage the courseâ™s academic technologies and coordinate technological support for the instructor and students. 8)Â Meet regularly with the Instructor of Record. Â Â
The following responsibilities represent writing support for Social Sciences Core sections and entail working with students and instructors in up to four sections in one Social Sciences Core sequence. 9) Under the direction of Social Sciences Core writing program instructors, lead at least two writing workshops per quarter for students in all assigned sections. 10) Advise students individually on Social Sciences Core writing assignments. 11)Â Hold weekly office hours. 12)Â Participate in the development of the Social Sciences Core writing programâ™s curriculum. 13)Â Attend regular staff meetings. 14)Â Meet regularly with the assigned Core sectionsâ™ instructors of record. 15)Â Â Â Participate in training sessions.
The following responsibilities represent centralized support for undergraduate academics in a designated program. 16) Lead workshops on research methods and lab sessions for undergraduate courses that focus on quantitative research in the social sciences. 17)Â Grade assignments, exams, and papers from a variety of courses. 18)Â Hold weekly office hours to guide students on coursework. 19)Â Support program instructorsâ™ use of academic technologies. 20)Â Meet regularly with Instructors of Record and the programâ™s Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss program goals and curriculum.
The following responsibilities represent Professional Development which is 5% of the work performed. 21) Attend relevant on-campus training sessions on pedagogy, social science research methods, and academic technology. 22)Â Participate regularly in one or more of the Universityâ™s academic workshops. Â Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability in English. 2)Â Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner while also managing details and meeting deadlines. 3)Â Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually, or in concert with other offices and campus partners. 4)Â Work autonomously, taking initiative and without detailed instructions. 5)Â Maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times. 6)Â Handle stressful situations. 7)Â Critical thinking skills. 8)Â Problem solving skills. 9)Â Decision making skills. 10) Reasoning skills. 11)Â Attention to detail. 12)Â Creativity.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 1) 9.5 month position paid over 12 months. 2)Â Office environment. 3)Â Some evening and weekend work. 4)Â Fast-paced environment. 5)Â Lift up to 40 lbs. 6)Â Push carts with up to 50 lbs. of material. 7)Â Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours. 8)Â Periodic walking to other campus locations. 9)Â Climb up to 5 flights of stairs.
ExperienceÂ 1) Teaching assistant or instructor in the social sciences. 2)Â Conducting research in the social sciences. Â
Technical Knowledge or Skills 1) Proficiency in Mac and PC environments 2) Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools
Required Documents 1) Cover letter, which is to include your interest in this positionÂ 2) Resume/CV 3) Reference Contact Information (3)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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