Graduate Teaching

Office of undergraduate education graduate teaching positions

The Office of Undergraduate Education (UGE) has multiple Masters-level Graduate Teaching Assistant positions available for the 2019-2020 academic year. These 20-hour-per-week positions support two different courses throughout the academic year. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by March 15, 2019. Anticipated hire dates are August 1, 2019-May 31, 2020. Questions about the positions or the application process should be directed to ceastis@uncc.edu.

Application Process:

Please apply through Hire-A-Niner (job ID: 41708) All applicants will be required to submit:

  • Current resume or CV
  • Cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for working as a GTA for UGE
  • Name, contact information, and relationship for three references

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Qualifications: Applicants must have earned 18 graduate credit hours prior to the first semester they will be teaching (Fall 2019) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above throughout their appointment. GTAs are expected to register for at least six credits each semester. Continuance of the assistantship is contingent upon satisfactory performance in all course work as well as GTA duties. Successful applicants should also have:

  • Enthusiasm to work with UNC Charlotte students and a strong desire to help them succeed.
  •  Ability to create and foster interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Experience with public speaking and effective oral and written communication skills.
  •  Experience working in a leadership and/or instructional (preferably educationally-focused) capacity.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work on both short- and long-term projects.
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel

Position-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Instructor of Record (IOR) for one section of UCOL 1200 (Freshman Seminar) in Fall 2019
  • and two sections of UCOL 1300 (Academic Success Seminar) in Spring 2020.
  • NOTE: UCOL 1200 is a three-credit-hour course covering college success, critical thinking, and career
  • exploration topics, for first-year students who have not yet declared a major. UCOL 1300 is a twocredit-
  • hour course covering academic and personal strategies to help students succeed at UNC
  • Charlotte, for students experiencing academic difficulty and/or on academic probation.
  • Prepare course syllabus, develop course materials, maintain course Canvas page, and evaluate
  • student work.
  •  Hold regular office hours each week to meet one-on-one with students to address matters related to
  • their academic and personal success.
  • Attend weekly GTA development sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters.
  •  Attend Prospect for Success New Instructor Orientation in August 2019.
  • Attend the 49er Rebound Instructors Institute in November 2019 and any of the optional Instructor
  • Development Sessions as needed.
  • After UCOL 1300 is complete (10 week course), assist with other UGE programs and projects as
  • assigned.
  • Participate in Day of Convocation in August 2019.
  •  Assist with other UGE events throughout the year as needed (e.g. workshops, campus presentations)

 

Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning will be collaborating with Ph.D. programs and the Graduate School to now offer a Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship.  The Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship is open to all PhD students and requires teaching a course during the academic year rather than in a summer session. The purpose of the Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship program is to introduce doctoral students to the teaching practices used in higher education instruction and to help prepare them to pursue careers in college-level teaching.   Applicants must be a Ph.D. student in a doctoral program at UNC Charlotte with a demonstrated interest in an academic career.  A graduate assistantship commitment from the applicant’s department is required and 10 hours of time dedicated to the teaching of a course in either the fall or spring semester.  Award recipients will receive $5,000 in addition to their graduate assistantship funding for meeting all of the conditions of the program.

2019-2020 Application Information

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning collaborates with Ph.D. programs and the Graduate School to offer a Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship.   The purpose of the Provost Doctoral Teaching Fellowship program is to introduce doctoral students to the teaching practices used in higher education instruction and to help prepare them to pursue careers in college-level teaching.

Applicants must be a Ph.D. student in a doctoral program at UNC Charlotte with a demonstrated interest in an academic career.  A graduate assistantship commitment from the applicant’s department is required. 

Program Requirements

If you are a successful applicant, you must agree to the following conditions:

  1. Teach a 3 hour undergraduate course as the Instructor of Record in either the Fall of 2019 or the Spring of 2020.  The course must be approved by your doctoral program coordinator and the course’s department chair. Your teaching will be observed by a faculty member affiliated with CTL and includes individual conferences.
  2. If you select to teach in the Fall 2019 semester, you will attend a two day seminar from 9-3pm on May 16th and 18th.   Then, you will attend a three day seminar from 9:00-3pm on August 8th, 10th, and 12th.  There will also be a mid-point (September 30) and final seminar meeting (December 8) during the fall semester for the Fall 2019 cohort.  These seminars offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will focus on teaching methods, instructional design, and assessment.  The seminar sessions will include assignments such as, faculty interview and observation, syllabus development, and peer observations.
  3. If you select to teach in the Spring 2020 semester, you will enroll in the three credit course, Teaching at the College or University Level, GRAD 8001 in the fall of 2019. As part of the course, you will prepare and present teaching demonstrations, and cover the same content as those taking workshops, but in more detail.  There will also be a mid-point (February 24) and final seminar (May 4) meeting during the Spring 2017 semester in which you will be teaching.
  4. Each group will complete a teaching journal and final report reflecting on your experience during the teaching semester.

Deadlines

The following deadlines apply to the program:

  • February 15, 2019: Application deadline. You must email your scanned application (see attached.)
  • March 1, 2019: You will be notified if you have been awarded the fellowship grant.

Stipend

As a participant, you will receive a $5,000 award in addition to your assistantship for meeting all of the conditions listed above.  The award will be paid during the academic year that you teach.

Application Process (Applications will be available in January)

Complete and sign the attached application form. The applicant’s department head must certify, on the application form, the commitment of a teaching assistantship and outline a description of the lecture assignment anticipated.  Your doctoral program coordinator will need to recommend you by signing where designated and will assist you in meeting with the appropriate department chair in order to identify the specific course and Fall or Spring term you can teach. After completing this information and obtaining the required signatures, scan your completed application with and email it to Tracy Rock, Ph.D. (tcrock@uncc.edu), Faculty Fellow in the CTL.

Selection Preferences

Preference will be given to doctoral students who:

  • have no prior experience in college teaching
  • are in the final phase of their doctoral work
  • plan a career on college level teaching
  • have passed qualifying exams in their program of study.

 


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