Instructional Aides needed for Spring semester

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 ( 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:

Course Days Time Instructor Course name
1101-Lecture MWF 12:40-1:35 Thompson From Planets to the Cosmos
(Lab) Tu 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
(Lab) Tu 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
(Lab) W 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
(Lab) W 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
(Lab) Th 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
(Lab) Th 2:20-4:10 Schlingman
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
1142 MWF 11:30-12:25 Lopez Black Holes
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

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