Graduate Student Teaching Consultants

We are hiring advanced graduate students to serve as teaching consultants. Graduate Student Teaching Consultants (GSTCs) will draw on their unique perspective as student-teachers and learn to communicate this expertise effectively to faculty and other graduate instructors. GSTCs will be trained to consult with instructors during the summer and throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Review of applications begins Wednesday, April 22.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Design your own course using evidence-based principles in the CTE’s new online version of its Course Design Institute (summer 2020, session dates TBD).
  • Attend half-day trainings on Wednesday, August 19 (afternoon) and Friday, August 21 (morning). Note that the timing and modality of these sessions may shift as UVA updates its response to COVID-19. Training sessions are traditionally held in person, but the details will be finalized as we monitor the situation over the summer.
  • Conduct classroom observations, Engaging Students’ Perspectives focus groups, and consult individually with instructors, both in person and remotely, during the 2020-2021 academic year (between 4-8 consultations per semester based on your availability and instructor demand; ca. 2.5 hours per consultation).
  • Attend occasional hour-long, check-in meetings throughout the academic year with other consultants and program facilitator.

Compensation:

Training hours, regular meetings, and consultations will be compensated at $18/hour. 

Required qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including empathy and compassion
  • Mature, professional demeanor
  • Interest in college education

Eligibility:

All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply. Applications from students with diverse experiences and backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applying:

We will begin reviewing applications on Wednesday, April 22. Positions remain open until filled. To apply, please email the following materials (as a single PDF file) to Adriana Streifer at acs6h@virginia.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the consulting position and highlighting your experiences as a teacher in higher education
  • Reflective teaching statement
  • Summary of your teaching evaluations, including both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement describing the total number of hours you anticipate working at UVA during the 2020-2021 year, including GTA assignments, RA work, etc. (barring special exceptions, UVA stipulates that graduate student hourly work must not exceed 20 hours/week)

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