Fall 2023 First Year Seminar Teaching Associates Faculty Advancement and Student Success
Location: San Diego Open Date: Mar 15, 2023
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 Seminar (FYS) 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 facilitate group discussions.
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.
Submission of final grade for each student by December 31, 2023 to the Office of the Registrar
Please see additional requirements and university policies related to working as a Teaching Associate at this link.
The time base for this position (with three one-unit sections) is .20 with a salary of $3,531.60 for Range A or a salary of $4,164 for Range B. See link for - CSU Classification Standards for Teaching Associates- Ranges A & B. Salary amounts are based upon the January 2023 salary schedule. The first pay warrant will be released on October 1, 2023. A one-day instructor training in August (week of August 17-18) and a weekly staff meeting on Mondays or Tuesdays at 12 Noon during the fall semester are required job duties of the teaching associate appointment. Teaching associates may be eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver in accordance with university policy.
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2023 and will continue until TA openings are filled.
A letter of application addressing the FYS Teaching Associate Competencies and/or Dispositions (a 'cover letter' 2-page maximum).
Provide contact information for three references (At least one college/university faculty member) that can describe the candidates potential to teach or inclination to learn to teach first-year undergraduate students. Experienced Teaching Associates may replace up to two references with recent course evaluations.
Teaching associates with appointments for Fall 2023 in home department or school need a letter of approval from home department chair or school director for the additional workload with General Studies.
An (unofficial) transcript and verification of classified graduate standing at SDSU for Fall 2023.
Updated Resume or CV to include personal email and phone number.
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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