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As members of the Penn Engineering Online Learning community, teaching assistants provide exceptional educational experiences to our students who are located across the country and around the globe. Apply today to join the team!

CURRENT OPENINGS

Fall 2020 - Teaching Assistants - Online CIT 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596; Online CIS 549, 581, 515, 547

Teaching assistants guide MCIT Online students to academic success by helping them engage with and understand the course materials. TAs will serve as one of the primary sources of knowledge and expertise for our students. MCIT Online faculty, staff, and head TAs support the teaching assistants in establishing and maintaining these working relationships.

We are looking for individuals with the following skills and attributes:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn something new and be challenged
  • Enjoy working in teams
  • Excellent time management

TA responsibilities include:

  • Attend synchronous and asynchronous virtual orientation sessions
  • Beta test course material in Coursera
  • Attend virtual synchronous course staff meetings (1 hour each week)
  • Participate in virtual synchronous office hours, small group and individual (1 hour each week)
  • Participate in virtual synchronous recitations, including problems chosen by course staff, and problems addressing the current difficulties of the students (1 hour each week)
  • Monitor and respond to student questions in the communications forum based on a schedule, and ensure questions are answered within 24 hrs (1-2 hours each week)
  • Provide 1:1 support to struggling students as needed and directed by the instructor
  • Grade student work according to an established rubric, provide feedback and upload grades to the platform (may not be required for classes that use graders)

Time Commitment:

  • 10-15 hours per week
  • Since all student interaction is online, these positions provide slightly more flexibility than on-campus TA positions.

Compensation:

  • TAs will be paid $16/hr

Prerequisites:

  • Have completed and done well in an equivalent course, on-campus or online.
  • Reside in the United States at time of employment

Fall 2020 applications are now closed. Please check back for Spring 2021 openings.

Fall 2020 - Graders - Online CIT 591, 592, 593, 595, 596

Love motivating others but want to stay behind the scenes or need to commit fewer hours? Grading is for you! Graders are important to MCIT Online because they use their deep content expertise to provide meaningful feedback to learners. Help transform a fellow student’s journey through the program by applying for the Grader position today.

Grader responsibilities include:

  • Grading assignments based on a rubric
  • Providing written feedback to students
  • Processing re-grades

Time Commitment:

  • ~10 hours per week

Compensation:

  • $13/hour

Prerequisites:

  • Reside in the United States at time of employment
  • Have completed and done well in an equivalent course, on-campus or online

Fall 2020 applications are now closed. Please check back for Spring 2021 openings.

Teaching Assistants - Non-Credit Courses

Teaching assistants for non-credit courses are dedicated to helping students engage with and understand the course materials. Penn Engineering Online Learning is looking for Teaching Assistants to provide an exceptional educational experience to learners enrolled in our open robotics courses.

We are seeking current Penn students (juniors, seniors, and graduate students) with advanced robotics knowledge to monitor the following ongoing robotics courses:

We are looking for individuals with the following skills and attributes:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn something new and be challenged

TA responsibilities include:

  • Attending synchronous and asynchronous virtual orientation sessions
  • Monitoring and responding to student questions in the communications forum based on a schedule, and ensuring questions are answered within 48 hrs (1-2 hours each week)
  • Monitoring and resolving course problem reports

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 10 hours per week
  • Since all student interaction is online, these positions provide slightly more flexibility than on-campus TA positions

Compensation:

  • TAs will be paid $16/hr

Prerequisites:

  • Reside in the United States at time of employment

To apply, please email Lorsetti@seas.upenn.edu.

Teaching Assistant Awards

Spring 2020

From left to right:

Allie Moreno, MCIT Online student – CIT 591 Introduction to Software Development

Michelle Chien, MCIT/MSE Student – CIT 594 Data Structures & Software Design

Ritvik Sadana, MSE Student – CIT 595 Computer Systems Programming

Summer 2020

From left to right:

Brandon Joel Gonzalez, ROBO Student – CIT 595 Computer Systems Programming

Katie Pizziketti, MCIT Online Student – CIT 593 Introduction to Computer Systems

Nicole Chiou, ROBO Student – CIT 593 Introduction to Computer Systems

Serena Gandhi, DMD Student – CIT 592 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science