The first course in the Freshman Research Initiative course sequence is Research Methods, which is taught to over 800 brand new freshman each year and which requires a number of undergraduate TAs to work with students in all fields.
We are currently hiring Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UGTAs) for several sections of this course, to be taught Fall 2013.
Who can be a UGTA?
We are looking for bright, motivated students who are interested in sharing what they've learned about science and the research enterprise. Students can be any classification, but research, mentoring, tutoring or FRI experience is a plus. In addition you must have:
- A 3.0 UT GPA
- Ability to spend 5-10 hours per week assisting with Research Methods
- Complete training provided by the College of Natural Sciences Tutor and Mentor Academy
How do I apply?
- Apply for a position in Science Works. Before you can apply for positions, including this one, in Science Works, you must complete a profile and upload a resume. A link to Science Works can be found on the Career Design Center page here. The link to Science Works is in the left margin. Deadline to apply is April 29.
- When you register for classes, be sure to leave room in your schedule to be a Teaching Assistant. Consult with the Research Methods Schedule and be certain that you are available to teach during the lab times of instructors you wish to work with. This may be a condition for employment.
- After you register for your fall classes, complete the Research Methods UGTA Scheduling Info Survey, which may be found here. In order to be considered for an appointment you must apply for the position in Science Works, and complete the UGTA Scheduling Info Survey. This should be done as soon as possible but no later than April 29.
Questions? contact Dr. Al MacKrell
Mandatory training for Fall 2012 FRI UGTAs and Mentors will take place on August 26, 2013. Information about training can be found at the Peer Leader Academy web page.