Epstein Department Positions
Teaching Assistant Job Description/ISE Department (December 31st, 2008)
Teaching assistants are responsible for assisting their assigned professors in student instruction. Exact duties can vary from class to class and are defined by the assigned professor in consultation with the department chair, and may include:
- Creating solution sets for homework and examinations.
- Assisting students outside of class in understanding course material and assignments.
- Grading homework assignments.
- Providing tutorial sessions outside of normal class hours.
- Instructing students during scheduled laboratory sessions (if applicable).
- Coordinating activities with other teaching assistants and/or graders assigned to the class.
- Delivering occasional lectures in class under the supervision of the assigned professor or other faculty members the assigned professor designates.
All teaching assistants are expected to hold a minimum of 2 office hours per week per class. During these times, teaching assistants are expected to monitor use of the computer laboratory, in addition to answering student questions.
On occasion (no more than twice per semester unless approved by the Chairman), teaching assistants may act as a substitute instructor for their assigned professor.
The University prohibits teaching assistants from proctoring final examinations in the absence of the assigned professor, except in emergencies.
The average workload for a 25% appointment is 10 hours per week. The average workload for a 50% appointment is 20 hours per week.
Ph.D. students have complete priority for TA assignments. The Viterbi School of Engineering normally prohibits M.S. students from serving as teaching assistants.
Grader Job Description/ISE Department (December 31st, 2008)
Graders are responsible for assisting their assigned professors and/or teaching assistants in grading problem sets and non-essay homework assignments. Graders are expected to meet with professors and/or TAs as needed to discuss assignment grading. Graders may also assist the professors in creating answer sheets and handouts, under direction from the course professor or TA. Graders are not responsible for grading tests, providing classroom instruction or tutorials, or holding office hours.
Workload and compensation varies from course to course depending on the number of students.
Part-time Lecturer Positions (December 31st, 2008)
The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is seeking Part-time Lecturers for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Areas of study include information technology, manufacturing, design, operation research, systems architecture, and management. Extensive industry experience in one or more of the stated areas is required. Teaching experience and Ph.D. highly desirable.
These are part-time positions and do not receive any university benefits. Appointment is for one semester only.
Please submit letter and resume to:
Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
3715 McClintock Avenue, GER 240
Los Angles, CA 90089-0193
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