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Reading & Writing Academic Preparation & Placement (APP) Teaching Assistant

Lexington, KY
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Job Title Reading & Writing Academic Preparation & Placement (APP) Teaching Assistant
Requisition Number DU04896
Department Name 8Z011: Transformative Learning
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Stipend $16,000 + Tuition + Health Fee
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Kentucky.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; Standing for long periods of time; occasional lifting or pushing of items up to 25 lbs.


Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends (varies)

Job Summary

Transformative Learning (TL) provides academic preparation programming and academic support services for undergraduate students in all colleges to help them master the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. TL houses four academic support programs including: The Peer Tutoring Program at The Study, Academic Preparation and Placement (APP), Academic Coaching, and Workshops. Members of TL strive to achieve the goal of enhancing the academic experience of students at UK by working closely with campus partners to develop student-responsive programs that best serve the entire campus community.

As a member of the TL senior staff team, teaching and graduate assistants will contribute to the overall mission of the unit and its services, participate in regular meetings/trainings, and continually work to improve all programs and services.

Responsibilities for the Reading Academic Preparation & Placement TA position include:
- Working with students in a classroom and one-on-one setting
- Teaching reading and study skills strategies & serve as a resource to students
- Applying reading strategies to course texts across disciplines
- Create & Present Workshops related to Reading Comprehension
- Assist with Placement Testing Activities
- Other duties as assigned by APP Assistant Director

A complete application includes the following:
1. A complete online application
2. Resume or CV
3. Cover Letter
4. Academic Transcript(s) (unofficial version from myUK is acceptable)
5. Letter of Recommendation from faculty member or supervisor attached as Specific Request

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

REQUIRED: Enthusiastic about working with undergraduate students; excellent verbal and written communication skills; individuals who work well in a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment/as part of a team; ability to work autonomously; comfortable speaking in front of large groups; excellent public speaking skills; willing to learn; innovative; creative; professional.

PREFERRED: Familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs; experience with design, marketing, statistical analysis, curriculum design, teaching experience, or formative and summative assessment a plus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Pursuing doctoral or masters degree. Pursuing doctoral or masters degree in higher education, English, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, Communication, Social Sciences, or related field.

Deadline to Apply 03/15/2019
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: 2019-02-11 Expires: 2019-03-14

Career Employment at UK

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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