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Undergraduate Instructional Assistant for Organic Chemistry Laboratory - FALL 2019

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Undergraduate Instructional Assistant for Organic Chemistry Laboratory - FALL 2019
Requisition Number DU05083
Department Name 8E030:Chemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $12.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Qualified applicant must be a current undergraduate UK student with junior status or higher; have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher; have taken CHE 105, 107, 111, 113, 230, 231, 232, and 233 or 533. Applicants with equivalent credit will be considered. Applicants with grades lower than B may be considered. Preference is given to students with an A in these courses.

Required Related Experience

N/A

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Physical Requirements

Lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects; standing for approximately 3 hours at a time.

Shift

Monday through Friday; Exact schedule varies according to course, section(s), schedule, and other factors. Please refer to the course catalog for listing of potential shifts. Assignments, schedules, and shifts are finalized by the Academic (Lab) Coordinator.

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry is seeking talented and highly motivated, upper-level undergraduates to fill positions as Undergraduate Instructional Assistants Type 1 (UIA-I), commonly titled Undergraduate Laboratory Assistants (ULAs). ULAs guide students in chemistry courses to a deeper comprehension of material which the ULAs themselves are expected to understand. They are to maintain the utmost standard of responsibility, integrity, and professionalism while in this position. ULAs in the Chemistry Department are assigned to assist a graduate student Teaching Assistant (TA) or instructor in a course section of an Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 231 or 233) as determined by the Academic Coordinator (laboratory supervisor). These positions are dependent upon availability of all teaching and instructional assistants.

This position requires a full semester commitment of approximately 5 hours per week per section depending on the semester and includes the following duties, expectations, and requirements:

  • Completion of
    • The Graduate Schools UIA orientation requirements. (Two online training modules.)
    • The departments orientation activities.
    • The following UK Environmental Health & Safety Training courses with record of completion provided to the Academic Coordinator before the first day of classes. Training must have been completed within the past nine months and be valid through the end of the semester.
      • Chemical Hygiene Plan / Laboratory Safety or the Annual Refresher
      • Hazardous Waste, specific
      • Chemical Fume Hood
      • Fire Extinguisher Training
      • Emergency Eyewash and Safety Shower Station Use & Inspection
  • Attendance and participation in monthly ULA meetings.
  • Laboratory preparation, clean-up, and safety management before, during, and after class.
  • Assisting TA with instruction and monitoring of a maximum of 24 students per section, under the supervision of the Academic Coordinator(s), in the following capacities:
    • Pre-lab directions.
    • Assistance with experiments.
    • Answering questions, providing feedback, and other correspondence in-person and online via email, the course discussion site, or other methods.
    • Proctoring.
  • Records maintenance and retention of student coursework via the course Learning Management site as well as hard copies.
  • Participation in professional development included in but not limited to orientation, weekly meetings, and with any activities throughout the assignment in which there are discussions of appropriate behaviors befitting a professional in an academic setting.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.

Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year for all assignments across campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 09/30/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2019-05-02 Expires: 2019-10-09

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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