Teaching Assistant - Biology

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Recruitment Number


Working Title

Teaching Assistant - Biology

Position Type

Graduate Assistant

Appointment Percentage

50% FTE


College of Science and Health

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.

Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive institution, excelling in both undergraduate and graduate education. We will provide academic programs that attract high-achieving students on a regional, national, and international basis. The College will have an outstanding reputation for the quality of its students learning, faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, scholarly achievements, and community and professional service.

Position Summary

Teach 2 sections of introductory biology labs each semester and complete assigned grading within the scheduled time frame. Carry out additional duties as assigned, including but not limited to teaching a third introductory biology lab section, leading a discussion section with supervising faculty, working with supervising faculty to assist in the teaching of upper level laboratories, participate in laboratory preparation for upper level labs with supervising faculty. Meet with faculty mentor weekly.

Required Qualifications

Must be accepted to UWL graduate program

Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout graduate assistantship

Completion (or concurrent enrollment in) Biology 732

Must show sufficient aptitude for teaching based on SEIs and classroom observations

Must complete all application materials including a teaching philosophy

Must demonstrate adequate progress towards degree completion

Must have served as a UWL Biology Department GA previously

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Standing/walking in lab for at least 2 hours per lab.

Working conditions and environment

Miscellaneous Information


These are the job duties required for the position.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Posting Date


Close Date

Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

Position Contact Name

Dr. Anita Baines

Position Contact Email

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you worked at UWL in the Biology department as a Graduate Assistant previously?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. ยง. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  3. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral

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