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Teaching Assistants for Lecture and Laboratory

Teaching Assistants are upper level students who assist faculty members in teaching lectures and laboratories. Duties performed by teaching assistants, under the supervision and direction of a designated member of the faculty, include student practice sessions, drill sessions, assistance in laboratories, recitation sessions, review sessions and similar activities. In addition, teaching assistants may be assigned to hold office hours, hold student conferences, evaluate student work, and to perform similar common academic duties.  Check with faculty and departmental office managers about teaching assistant jobs available in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics.


Research Assistants

Research assistants have a great deal of responsibility and are assigned to work in a faculty member's lab. Duties of research assistants vary by discipline and lab but include all tasks needed to pursue research in a given area, such as: designing experiments; data collection, entry, and analysis; reviewing the literature and other library work; writing reports; organizing and/or cleaning the lab or office. Working as a research assistant allows work alongside career scientists and a first-hand experience about the nature of the scientific enterprise. Check with faculty for opportunities available in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics for projects available through the Student Research Assistant Program (SRAP) and other externally funded grants.


Supplemental Instructors

Supplemental Instructors participate in an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. Duties of supplemental instructors include attending all class lectures, taking notes, and acting as model student so that they can themselves facilitate regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. Check with the Excel Center, Mathematics and Physics departments for available supplemental instructor positions.


Workshop (Peer) leaders

Workshop or peer leaders are upper classmen who facilitate weekly active learning in a small group setting.  In addition to solidifying their own knowledge via helping other students learn, peer leaders also develop leadership and communication skills; learn to explain new concepts in many ways; adapt to different personalities in a positive way; and work effectively in a group.  Check with the Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science departments for available workshop or peer leader positions. 


Peer mentors

Peer mentors are knowledgeable and experienced guides; caring, thoughtful, and humane facilitator; a role model; a trusted ally or advocate to help freshman students discover the potential to succeed in the university and in life.  Check with Excel Center and UWise faculty for available peer mentor paid jobs.



Tutors work with the EXCEL Center to provide free and CRLA certified tutoring in all core curriculum classes.  Duties of tutors include helping students master challenging concepts, evaluating a student’s study skills to help them become a more efficient student, assisting in setting goals, and providing information regarding campus resources. Check with Excel Center for available tutor positions.