Teaching, Learning, and Technology Assistant Position

Reach for teaching excellence…

Would you like to:

  • Learn to identify and implement the most effective teaching tools and techniques in order to ensure student success?
  • Acquire teaching skills that are more advanced than those afforded to most teaching assistants in order to gain a competitive edge in the academic job market?
  • Gain experience supporting research projects that measure teaching effectiveness and student performance?
  • Develop marketable skills which allow you to leverage technology to communicate and present information effectively?

Join our enthusiastic team of teachers and researchers. The UWM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) works with faculty and academic staff to facilitate teaching excellence and promote student learning by providing programming, consultation, and support for the effective use of pedagogical strategies and instructional technologies.

We’re looking for a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Assistant with experience using learning technologies, a successful record working with customers, and excellent organizational, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills. Ideally, the successful candidate would also have teaching experience at the college level, experience with web publishing and media creation, as well as experience with statistics, survey tools, and evidence-based research approaches.

This position starts at $13.00/hour and offers opportunities to increase compensation through the development of pedagogical skills and technical proficiencies.

Who should apply?

  • Graduate students currently enrolled full-time at UWM who wish to work 10-20 hours/week.
  • Graduate TAs with a:
    • 33% appointment who wish to work 15 hours/week
    • 50% appointment who wish to work 10 hours/week
    • 25% appointment who wish to work 15 hours/week
    • Please note: TAs with an International Visa (F-1 or J-1) must have no more than a 25% appointment to apply

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience using a learning management system (Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Canvas) and learning technologies, such as, student response systems (SRS/clickers), rich digital content (video, audio, images), synchronous tools (web conferencing), and/or ePortfolios
  • A successful record providing client services, support, or sales
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Required Skills:

  • Effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including adaptability, self-discipline, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, focused on attention to detail, clarity, and accuracy
  • Demonstrated passion for improving teaching and learning for students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the college level
  • Experience consulting with instructors on course design and learning technologies
  • Experience with web publishing, including WordPress and basic programming languages, such as HTML and CSS
  • Experience creating print and media materials, preferably using Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premier)
  • Experience with statistical analysis, survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics), and familiarity with evidence-based research approaches

Primary Responsibility:

  • Provide face-to-face, phone, and email support to instructors seeking assistance with learning technology tools and effective pedagogical strategies
  • Provide administrative support for CETL workshops, conferences, and orientations; duties include registration management, course site creation and enrollment, printing and collating materials, managing guest computer access, location scheduling and configuration

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Revise and edit web-based and print instructional design materials and technical support materials
  • Assist in the development of reports and presentations, including data manipulation and the creation of charts and graphs
  • Assist with CETL marketing efforts, including drafting email announcements, updating website content, and developing print materials
  • Attend learning technology support staff meetings to stay informed on CETL policies, support procedures, and technology updates
  • Work with supervisor to create and maintain a professional development plan in order to strategically increase your knowledge and skill as a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Assistant
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Director or supervisor

Anticipated Start Date:

October 15, 2017 or earlier if circumstances allow

How to apply?

By September 15, 2017, please send the following items to Amy Mangrich (amangric@uwm.edu):

  • Cover letter which outlines your:
    • qualifications related to this position
    • current teaching assistant appointment percentage and any other UWM hourly positions (if applicable)
    • your scheduling availability
  • Resume or CV which includes relevant work experience
  • Three contactable references that can speak to your qualifications related to this position