TA Job Description- General Chemistry

  • Attend TA Bootcamp the week before the start of fall semester (40 hours)
  • Attend TA meeting each week (Thursday, noon-1pm)
  • Complete online chemical waste training each academic year.
  • Complete weekly grading within one week.
  • Prepare weekly recitation.
  • Meet with students each week who do not pass entrance quiz.
  • Hold recitation/lab each week.
  • Coordinate with lab supervisor to replace equipment and chemicals after your lab session
  • Gain familiarity with TA handbook and follow all additional requirements laid out therein.
  • Teaching Assistants should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week on TA-related activities.
  • TA’s  $1920-$4,344 ( the pay is dependent on the course TA’d and student status- undergraduate or graduate)

TA Job Description- Organic Chemistry 

  • Students are expected to commit to being a TA for a minimum of 1 year, ideally 2 years.
  • Attend TA Bootcamp the week before the start of fall semester (24 - 40 hours as needed). Bootcamp is once per year.
  • Attend TA meeting each week (Friday, 1 – 3 pm as needed).
  • Complete online chemical waste training each academic year. 
  • Grade assignments within 1 week, Grade Lab Reports on a fixed due date schedule.
  • Hold an office hour once a week.
  • Hold 4-hour lab each week
  • Answer student emails within 24 hrs.
  • Coordinate with lab supervisor to replace equipment/bins and chemicals after your lab session 
  • Gain familiarity with TA handbook and follow all additional requirements laid out therein. 
  • Teaching Assistants should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week on TA-related activities plus attend bootcamp.

Grader Job Description

  • Graders for the chemistry department will work up to 4 hours per week for 15 weeks, totally 60 hours for the semester.
  • Tasks include grading, test proctoring, and assorted support tasks for grading and evaluation.
  • Those interested in grading for a particular course should contact the course instructor.
  • Graders $1000

RA Job Description

  • Involves mastery in a given subject and may include carrying out experiments and research according to the protocols laid out by faculty
  • Being able to ethically collect data
  • Conduct interviews
  • Analyze lab results
  • Manage data
  • Publish findings and present research to other students and faculty.  
  • Many students start out as a Research Assistant while they’re completing an undergraduate and graduate degree; students gain experience with how the research process works by helping their professors complete research work.
  • RA’s -14.77-$35hr ( this is dependent on the pay offered by the professors individual funding source)

If interested in an RA position, please review the areas of expertise for our faculty and reach out to them directly to find out if they have RA spaces available in their individual laboratories