Graduate Teaching Assistant
Denver, CO 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Please see Special Instructions for more details. Note: The student may not G-TA for a course they are currently taking or will take in the future.
Posting Details

Posting Number S00045
Position Title Graduate Teaching Assistant
Employment Status Student Hourly
Hourly Wage


Employee Category Student
Department Social Work
Location College of Health and Applied Sciences
Position Summary

The Graduate Teaching Assistant (G-TA) Pilot Program facilitates opportunities for graduate students to participate in teaching and activities that support students and the faculty instructor. This is a part-time position. Teaching Assistants (G-TAs) selected to participate in the G-TA Program will earn $1500 for a full semester's work (i.e. approximately 100 hours in total) for supporting one or more classes/courses.

The G-TA must be able to function in a fast-paced, demanding educational environment. The ideal candidate is someone who pays attention to detail, is thorough, organized, a quick-learner, works independently with little supervision, can make sound decisions, and is committed to supporting the mission and values of the Department of Social Work.


TA Responsibilities may include the following:

* Work under the direction of one or more faculty members.
* Understand the course(s) objectives and content.
* Identify and analyze materials and literature relevant to course(s).
* Assist in the gathering of resources related to the course(s).
* Prepare materials for courses.
* Assist in the evaluation of student work.
* Assist in the preparation of lectures, test materials, and test preparation materials.
* Lead course discussion.
* Provide individual and group support to students.
* Provide support to the course in Canvas.
* Hold office hours.

Required Qualifications

* Current MSU Denver graduate student in good standing in their department; or,
* Current MSU Denver Master of Social Work (MSW) student in good standing in the program and department; or,
* A graduate of MSU Denver's MSW Program may be considered for a position on a case by case basis. Must have remained in good standing throughout their tenure in the program.

Preferred Qualifications

* Working knowledge of Canvas, Teams, and Zoom.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Posting date 11/20/2020
Closing date
Closing Instructions Close on Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Note: The student may not G-TA for a course they are currently taking or will take in the future.

Work Hours

Approximately 100 hours total over the course of the semester (varies by week)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing Sample (See Special Instruction Section)
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. What is your general availability for this position? What day and times would you be able to work?

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. Do you have a particular Full-Time Instructor you would like to work with?

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. If yes, have you already discussed your interest with the Instructor?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. Please list which Social Work course(s) you would be interested in being a Teaching Assistant for.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. Please write a short statement (250-500 words) on how you think you meet the requirements outlined in the job description.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

    We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.


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    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full or Part Time
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