Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE) is looking for a Teaching Assistant (TA) for its
SEE-U NYC program. The TA is responsible for leading lab discussions for students as well as joining the class on site visits to farms and institutions in the area and leading the field labs.
The Summer Ecosystems Experiences for Undergraduates, or “SEE-U” Program, provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives them the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.
Course dates: June 28 to August 6, 2021
Times: variable, though generally between 9 AM—5 PM
Instructor: Dr. Amanda Caudill
The NYC course takes site visits to agroecosystems in and around New York City. The course meets 5 days a week, Monday—Friday for 6 weeks. The course schedule includes 2-3 lectures/week, 2-3 lab sessions/week, and 2-3 site visits/week. The TA position is estimated to be 30-40 hours/week.
Overall, the TA is responsible for assisting in the preparing the lab assignments, leading the lab discussions, preparing for and leading the field exercises, grading the labs write-ups, responding to student inquiries outside of class, and assisting students with final project design.
Lab discussions: The lab sessions will take place in the afternoons on campus. The TA will lead the lab discussions which teach students basic statistics, review introductory ecological concepts, outline field exercises, and assist with data analysis and lab write ups.
Site visits: There are 2-3 site visits per week. Each visit will include a corresponding field exercise and subsequent lab report. The TA is expected to lead the field labs; assist students with their field methods, their understanding of the lab reports, and field methods for their final projects; as well as assist the professor with the logistics for the site visits.
Pay is $4,785 for the course. Expected enrollment, 10-15 students.
Email interest and inquiries to Jill Burya, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: April 1, 2021
Qualifications: Experience with ecological field research, writing lab reports, and data analysis.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with soil analysis, diversity indices, nutrient budgets, vegetation analysis, and teaching at the undergraduate level.