Teaching Associates Faculty Advancement and Student Success
Location: San Diego Open Date: May 7, 2021
Description (Only SDSU Classified Graduate Students Are Eligible to Apply)
The Director of General Studies in the Office of Faculty Advancement and Student Success is seeking 20-30 Teaching Associates for GEN S 100 University Seminar courses for first-year students. Most Teaching Associates will be offered three one-unit section appointments.
All new first-year students will enroll in GENS 100 or a similar course. These one-day-a-week, 50-minute sections are offered M-F from 8 AM to 4 PM. All sections will be taught in-person. Please visit the First Year Experience (FYE) website for more information about the program.
Qualifications GEN S 100 Teaching Associate Competencies/Dispositions
The typical FYE Teaching Associate will ideally possess the following competencies and/or dispositions:
Understanding of the experience of the transition from high school to a large public university.
Student Success-Centered: Committed to student success in and out of the classroom, framing the classroom as a space to raise questions, explore ideas, and to cultivate understanding and intentional practices for individual, group, and community success.
Equity-Minded: Ability to create an inclusive space that is welcoming to the actual students in the class; students who may represent many identities, geographies, races, gender identities, LGBTQ+ communities, socio-economic backgrounds, religious practices, etc. and to prepare students for the experience of a vibrant and diverse learning community.
Ability to teach a pre-designed curriculum, connect it to student experiences, and bring the content to life.
Ability to build a welcoming culture in the learning environment across the duration of the semester; some skill/experience facilitating group discussions; presenting materials.
Knowledge of the Canvas Learning Management System: Class materials will be accessed via Canvas and student assignments will be submitted and graded in the Canvas LMS.
Commitment to a timely turnaround for graded assignments and responding to student emails/messages, and administrative requests.
The time base for this position (with three one-unit sections) is .20 with a salary of $2,912.40, based upon the January 2021 salary schedule. The first pay warrant will be released on October 1, 2021.
SDSU classified graduate students must apply by June 4, 2021 via Interfolio with:
A letter of application addressing the FYE Teaching Associate Competencies and/or Dispositions (a cover letter 2-page maximum).
2 letters of recommendation (At least one letter from a college faculty member) that describe the candidates potential to teach or inclination to learn to teach first-year undergraduate students. Teaching associates with appointments for Fall 2021 in home department or school need a letter of approval from home department chair or school director for the additional workload with General Studies. Please upload letters of recommendation yourself into the Interfolio system.
An (unofficial) transcript and verification of classified graduate standing at SDSU for Fall 2021.
Available to work schedule. We need to understand if you are available to accept work assignments when most of the sections are offered. As noted above, these 50-minute sections are scheduled on Monday through Friday from 8 AM and 4 PM.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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