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Teaching Assistant - III

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 19, 2024

Job Details

The Integrated Innovation Institute (III) at Carnegie Mellon University breaks down the silos that impede innovation. We believe that by uniting the disciplines of engineering, design, and business, we can build impactful solutions that create value for real people.

The III is looking for a Teaching Assistant (TA) who can support the instructor for the “Cyber-Physical Product Design” course during the Summer 2024 semester. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours of work each week from Monday, May 6, 2024 through August 28, 2024. This is an hourly paid position through CMU. Current students and alumni are encouraged to apply. Anyone who is a non-U.S. citizen will also need to complete the ITA Language Certification before they can begin working as a TA.

TA responsibilities include:
  • Assisting the instructor in providing an effective learning experience for students enrolled in the course.

  • Attending all class meetings for one section each week, for the full duration of the semester.

  • Managing course activity online in Canvas, including but not limited to supervising student submissions, helping to ensure appropriate structure, format, and best practices are followed in all submitted deliverables.

  • Reviewing student drafts and final assignments, providing actionable, constructive feedback, notes, scores, and corrections as appropriate.

  • Holding office hours for 90 minutes per week to assist students as needed.

  • Clarifying instructions for assignments to students, as needed, through office hours or email, or via Canvas discussion forums.

  • Meeting with students and teams, as requested by the instructor, for the purpose of additional explanation and guidance on the assigned work.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Successful background check

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: .

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Teaching Assistants, RA's/CA's

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Part time

Pay Basis


More Information:
  • Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran .

  • Statement of Assurance


Carnegie Mellon Univesity

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. Start the journey here.

Over the past 10 years, more than 400 startups linked to CMU have raised more than $7 billion in follow-on funding. Those investment numbers are especially high because of the sheer size of Pittsburgh’s growing autonomous vehicles cluster – including Uber, Aurora, Waymo and Motional – all of which are here because of their strong ties to CMU.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative startups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

Many seek Pittsburgh for being a hot spot for entrepreneurship and a model for future cities. Others come for the city's burgeoning food scene.

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