The Department of Astronomy has several openings for Instructional Aides (IAs) for Spring Semester 2016. IAs assist professors with copying and distributing class materials, setting up computers and A/V equipment, and in some cases grading or assisting in answering student questions in the lab sections. The pay is $9.00 per hour, and this is a great opportunity to learn more astronomy and to contribute to the teaching mission of the department.
Requirements for the position include:
- being in good academic standing at the end of the autumn semester.
- ability to attend lectures and lab sections for your assigned class and to work as needed to prepare materials for lectures and exams.
No particular knowledge of astronomy is required for most sections, but more advanced students are most helpful for the astronomy 1101 lab course.
To apply, send an email to Professor Terndrup (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a short explanation of why you want the position, what previous experience you have had, and which class(es) you are available for (see the schedule below).
Note that there are two lab sections for Astronomy 1101 on each of Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Deadline: Monday, November 23, at 5:00 p.m.
Schedule for Spring Semester:
|1101-Lecture||MWF||12:40-1:35||Thompson||From Planets to the Cosmos|
|1140||MWF||12:40-1:35||Kochanek||Planets and the Solar System|
|1140||TuTh||12:45-2:05||Stanek||Planets and the Solar System|
|1141||MWF||9:10-10:05||Pogge||Life in the Universe|
|1141||MWF||3:00-3:55||Johnson||Life in the Universe|
|1141||TuTh||2:20-3:40||Leroy||Life in the Universe|
|1143||MWF||1:50-2:45||Terndrup||Cosmology: History of the Universe|
|1143||MWF||11:30-12:25||Kochanek||Cosmology: History of the Universe|
|1144||TuTh||2:20-3:40||Mathur||Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe|