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PUBH Teaching Assistant Appointment Guidelines

PUBH Teaching Assistant (TA) Application Procedures Heading link

  1. The Undergraduate Public Health Programs offer undergraduate courses under the PUBH rubric. These courses range from 100-level General Education offerings to advanced 400-level major courses. The Undergraduate Public Health Programs do not enroll students at the graduate level, so new TAs are identified from School of Public Health (SPH) graduate students (i.e., MPH, MS, MHA, or PhD students) via the application process outlined below.
  2. The typical PUBH course offerings and their associated TA appointments are listed in the following document: Typical PUBH TA Appointments. Please note that all Spring 2023 positions have been filled. Applications for Fall 2023 openings will be accepted beginning in mid-March 2023. Please check back at that time for the link to submit requested materials:
    1. Resume or CV
    2. Academic Writing Sample (e.g., a previous paper written for a course)
    3. Brief paragraph addressing the following appointment preferences and availability:
      1.   Preferred percentage of appointment;
      2.  Day and time ranges available each week to attend scheduled class sessions (Note: The majority of PUBH classes are offered in an on-campus/in-person format and these classes are held on the east side of UIC’s campus);
      3. Up to three courses applicant would prefer to assist (if applicable). If no preference, please indicate that as well.
  3. TAs in PUBH courses provide additional educational/instructional support resources to enrolled students. TAs in PUBH courses do not serve as instructors of record and are not responsible for syllabi development. The typical TA duties for PUBH courses involve: attending class sessions; maintaining office hours; assisting students with questions; grading assignments; assisting in maintaining and monitoring the course Blackboard site; and other related duties as assigned. It is recommended that all TAs and course instructors meet before the start of the semester to discuss specific TA expectations for their particular courses. All TAs should have the expectation that their role involves contact with students, which may be in-person and/or virtual. Please note that the majority of PUBH classes are offered in an on-campus/in-person format and these classes are held on the east side of UIC’s campus.
  4. The Undergraduate Public Health Programs do not typically offer Graduate Assistant (GA) appointments. However, if a GA appointment were to be offered, the program would communicate in writing expectations and/or flexibility regarding scheduling and work site(s) (e.g., on-campus/onsite vs. off-campus/remote), including considerations for accessibility, if any.
  5. Summer PUBH TA appointments are very limited and are dependent upon PUBH courses meeting minimum enrollment requirements. For summer TA appointments, the Undergraduate Public Health Programs will communicate in writing the tentative nature of the appointment if minimum enrollment has not yet been met.

PUBH Teaching Assistant (TA) Eligibility and Resources Heading link

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