We are looking for graduate teaching assistants and a graduate non teaching assistant.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Available positions are for 2/3 appointments (200 hours per semester, 13.5 hours per week). The award offers tuition reimbursement for 6 credit hours, plus other educational expenses and a small salary. Applicants must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in a graduate level degree or certificate program. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness program, or who have taken holistic classes; but others are encouraged to apply.
HOL 1000: Choices in Living classes are large (200 students per section) and teaching assistants are an essential part of the team. There are five sections.
- Attend all classes (75 min. classes in Sangren) in one section and support instructor to which you are assigned
(in addition, you must also be available 15 minutes before and after your section to interact with students)
- Current class times: Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., or Monday/Wednesday 2 p.m.
- Correspond with, arrange, confirm, and thank guest speakers
- Periodically facilitate class discussion, presentations, and meditation/relaxation
- Hold weekly office hours
- Regularly correspond with instructor
- Help instructor answer student questions, and responsibly handle student concerns
- Check WMU email regularly to answer student concerns/questions
- Help instructors create and administer exams
- Grade and record reflection papers, exams, Wellness Assessment, all parts of the Finding Meaning Joy and Happiness Project, and extra credit activities (these are unevenly distributed throughout the semester)
- Manage database for grading
- Post grades via e-learning
- Attend periodic HOL 1000 team meetings
- Some additional departmental responsibilities may also be required periodically throughout the semester
- Correspond regularly with other TAs and instructors to ensure consistency in the grading process
- Work with instructor to update course materials and assignments, as needed
- Acquire knowledge of campus and community resources and update as necessary
Graduate Non Teaching Assistantship
Available position is a 2/3 appointment (200 hours per semester, 13.5 hours per week). The award offers tuition reimbursement for 6 credit hours, plus other educational expenses and a small salary. Applicants must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in a graduate level degree or certificate program. Preference will be given to students who are in the Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness graduate certificate program or have taken holistic classes, as well as those with strong organizational skills, and interest in the field of holistic health; but others are encouraged to apply.
- General office duties: word processing, proofreading/editing, copying
- Information management: adjunct, faculty, alumni and advisory board relations
- Handle e-mail inquiries
- Update social media with current program news
- Advise and recruit students
- Help plan and organize department events
- Attend staff meetings, prepare and distribute minutes
- Help with general planning
To apply, please submit the following:
- Letter of interest indicating the type of assistantship you seek (teaching or non teaching)
- Resume or vita, including current address and phone number
- Describe any experience, talents, or skills that you have that relate to the criteria listed
Please send the above information to:
Western Michigan University
Att: Gay Walker, Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5212
or deliver to suite 2400 College of Health and Human Services, attention Gay Walker
- Application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016
- Interviews will be held the last week of March
- All new graduate assistants will be required to attend the Graduate Assistant Training Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31.
If you have questions, please call Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness, (269) 387-2650.