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Undergraduate Instructional Assistant For Organic Chemistry - Fall 2020

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Undergraduate Instructional Assistant For Organic Chemistry - Fall 2020
Requisition Number DU06631
Department Name 8E030:Chemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Qualified applicant must be a current undergraduate UK student with sophomore status or higher; have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher; have taken CHE 105, 107, 111, 113, 230, 231, and 232; made a “B” or better in these courses. Applicants with equivalent credit will be considered. Preference will be given to students with an “A” in these courses.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects; standing for approximately 3 hours at a time.


Monday through Friday. Exact schedule varies according to course, section(s), schedule, and other factors.

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry is seeking talented and highly motivated undergraduates to fill position(s) as Undergraduate Instructional Assistants Type 1 (UIA-I). They are expected to be familiar with the content of the course and complete their duties as assigned with efficiency and professionalism.

UIAs in this position will be expected to assist with grading student work, assist in grading exams, assist with in-class activities as determined by the course instructor, and to assist in organization of assignments given to students during the semester. Specific training on the use of the grading rubrics is provided by the instructor. The instructor spot-checks all grades, resolves any discrepancies or disputes, and determines all final grades. Other duties may be assigned within the scope of the position.

This position requires a full semester commitment of at least 10 hours per week for approximately four weeks during the semester.

Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year for all assignments across campus.

This position requires a full semester commitment of approximately 5 hours per week per section and includes the following duties, expectations, and requirements:

  • Attendance and participation in:
    • One-hour, weekly PL meetings.
    • Orientation activities prior to the beginning of the term which include, but are not limited to learning about UK Student Services including:
      • Counseling Center Services (and Dealing with Distressed Students)
      • Students with Disabilities
      • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
      • Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP)
      • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Working problems sets in advance of the weekly workshop.
  • Monitoring of a maximum of 10 students per section, under the supervision of the Academic Coordinator, in the following capacities:
    • Recording attendance.
    • Facilitating group discussion.
    • Answering questions, providing feedback, and other correspondence in-person and online via email, the course discussion site, or other methods.
  • Records maintenance and retention of student coursework via the course Learning Management site as well as hard copies.
  • Undergoing observation and performance evaluation conducted by the instructor or delegate.
  • Participation in professional development included in but not limited to orientation, weekly meetings, formal in-lab observations and end-of-semester evaluations conducted by the Academic Coordinator, and with any activities throughout the assignment in which there are discussions of appropriate behaviors befitting a professional in an academic setting.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.

All PLs receive specific training on course policies. The Academic Coordinator spot-checks grades, resolves any discrepancies or disputes, and determines all final grades.

Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year for all assignments across campus. First time PLs will only be assigned one section.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply 09/30/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2020-04-29 Expires: 2020-08-09

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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Undergraduate Instructional Assistant For Organic Chemistry - Fall 2020

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