Graduate Nutrition Laboratory/Teaching Assistant

University Of The Incarnate Word
May 13, 2024
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Graduate Nutrition Laboratory/Teaching Assistant

Academic Year 2023-2024 UIW Mission

The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Nutrition Program at the University of the Incarnate Word is seeking graduate students to apply for the Graduate Laboratory/Teaching Assistant (TA). The Graduate Laboratory/Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Nutrition Program is responsible for the supervision of all laboratory (Food Laboratory and Nutrition Laboratory) activities and assists in teaching specific Nutrition courses. The TA is responsible for maintaining a safe, instructive atmosphere in the laboratory and following instructions given by the course professor. The TA follows all safety guidelines in the laboratory and enforces these guidelines for all students in the laboratory. TAs are generally expected to procure materials for labs, set up labs, assist during labs, take down labs, and any other duties assigned by the course professor/instructor. TAs are also responsible for grading laboratory reports and assignments. TAs have primary responsibility for laboratory upkeep/maintenance and inventory and ensure that all the materials are stored properly and areas are clean before leaving the laboratory. Other responsibilities may include tutoring, proctoring exams, procuring/acquiring materials for specific projects, and assisting professors. The Nutrition Program has multiple TA positions therefore teamwork and communication are essential attributes for the position.

This is a student position open to current UIW graduate students.

Essential Functions

  • Enforces Nutrition Department laboratory safety conduct/guidelines;
  • Procure materials for the Nutrition and Food labs;
  • Set up lab, assist during lab, and take-down lab;
  • Store materials after labs;
  • Upkeep and maintenance of Nutrition and Food labs;
  • Maintain inventory of the Food Laboratory and Nutrition Laboratory;
  • Grade lab reports and assignments as assigned by professors/instructors;
  • Assist professors/instructors in other functions such as proctoring exams, tutoring students, and working on special projects (related to research or UIW events);
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Organizational and managerial skills;
  • Knowledge of materials and laboratory content/protocols;
  • Time management skills;
  • Communication skills with a teamwork approach;
  • Critical thinking/scientific writing skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA
  • Required Education

  • Current UIW student enrolled in the Nutrition graduate program in good academic standing with the University and enrolled in at least six hours in the semester in which the appointment occurs;
  • Required Work Experience

    Completion of some of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Related experience preferred
  • Completion of 6 hours of graduate work preferred
  • Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations Work Hours

  • GA's are anticipated to work schedule assigned by the professor/instructor – 10 hours per week; 150 hours per semester;
  • Students are expected to meet with the faculty member(s)at least once a week;
  • Students are expected to start work one week prior to the start of classes and work the week after final examinations each semester.
  • Physical Demands

    Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 25 pounds.

    Posting Details

    Posting Details

    Posting Number STU1085PO

    Number of Vacancies 3 Job Type Part Time Job Category Students Desired Start Date 08/14/2023 Position End Date (if temporary) 05/13/2024 Reports to Dr. Joseph Bonilla, Department Chair Salary Open Date 07/24/2023 Close Date 05/31/2024 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant EOE

    UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a UIW Graduate student?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applied - Awaiting Acceptance
  • Have you sucessfully completed Didactic Program in Dietetics (DCD) courses?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you a UIW student majoring and/or enrolled in a related program?
  • Yes
  • No
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