Norlin Scholar Learning Assistant & Research Conference Intern

Learning Assistant

Job Description

The Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants’ (LA) primary professional activities entail assisting the Norlin Instructor in performing teaching-related duties in the Norlin class, NRLN 2000: Constructions of Knowledge. LAs are hired, supervised and evaluated by the Norlin Instructor. LAs’ term of employment is one semester. Preferably the LA serves for two terms, but must reapply the second term.

Job Requirements

  • Meet with the Norlin Instructor and other LAs twice during the 2014 spring semester to plan team and classroom role(s) for the 2014-15 academic year;
  • Meet bi-weekly outside class with the Norlin Instructor and fellow LA to plan for classes as well as discuss the learning assistantship;
  • Meet with students one-on-one outside of class;
  • Help the Norlin Instructor develop course plans;
  • Prepare discussion questions and classroom exercises for every class meeting;
  • Assume primary teaching responsibilities for at least one class meeting;
  • Comment on student journals and assignments;
  • Actively participate in classroom discussions;
  • Take the university’s online discrimination and harassment training upon hire;
  • Sign an SUEP confidentiality agreement.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be a current Norlin Scholar in good standing;
  • Have been an active and engaged participant in Constructions of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in the Academy and Beyond;
  • Be curious about and willing to critically engage their learning;
  • Have or be willing to cultivate self-awareness;
  • Have or be willing to develop good organizational skills;
  • Have excellent working relationships with the Director of SUEP, the Norlin Instructor, SUEP peers, faculty members in their field, or the willingness to develop and maintain them;
  • Have exceptional collaboration skills and be willing to develop those skills;
  • Be willing to work with undergraduates individually and in small groups.

Research Conference Intern

Job Description

The Norlin Scholar Research Conference Intern’s primary professional activities entail assisting the Norlin Instructor in planning and coordinating the 4th Annual SUEP Undergraduate Research Conference (in the 2015 spring semester). RCIs are hired, supervised and evaluated by the Norlin Instructor. The RCI’s term of employment is the spring 2015 semester.

Job Requirements

  • Meet with the Norlin Instructor twice during the 2014 spring or fall semester to discuss RCI roles and responsibilities;
  • Meet weekly outside class with the Norlin Instructor to plan for the conference;
  • Recruit conference participants;
  • Help plan and attend participant and volunteer training sessions;
  • Conduct professional correspondence (e.g., invite keynote speaker, respond to participant queries, etc.);
  • Create and disseminate conference materials (e.g., the Call for Papers, invitations, programs, etc.)
  • Review and edit submissions;
  • Actively participate in the conference in a managerial capacity;
  • Take the university’s online discrimination and harassment training upon hire;
  • Sign an SUEP confidentiality agreement.

Job Qualifications

Applicants Must

  • Be a current Norlin Scholar in good standing;
  • Have or be willing to cultivate self-awareness;
  • Have or be willing to develop good organizational skills;
  • Have or be willing to develop good professional communication skills;
  • Have or be willing to develop exceptional collaboration skills;
  • Have or be willing to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the Director of SUEP, the Norlin Instructor, SUEP staff, SUEP peers, and faculty members in their field.

Compensation

Norlin Learning Assistants and the Norlin Research Conference Intern receive a supplementary $700 Norlin Scholarship. In addition to the responsibilities in the job descriptions listed above, LAs and the RCI must fulfill all other Norlin Scholar requirements in order to maintain the scholarship and the position.

Application Process

Access the application here. Include in your application packet a:

  1. a cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Norlin Scholar Learning Assistant and/or Research Conference Intern and what you’d like to accomplish in that role;
  2. completed Norlin Scholar Learning Assistant application form;
  3. current CV or résumé.

*Returning Norlin Scholar Learning Assistants are required to submit a brief letter explaining what you learned during your first year as LA, and why you’d like to continue in your role.

Send the application by email attachment to gabriele@colorado.edu and patricia.mcshane@colorado.edu or hand deliver to Joan Gabriele in Norlin S436 by Friday, March 21, 2014 at noon.