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Center for Teaching Excellence

GTA Program Assistant

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and teaching support to the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training Program Manager, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). This is a 15-20 hours per week, $15/hr. temporary-hire position for Fall 2017.  No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided.  Expected start date is Sept. 15, 2017.

The GTA Program Assistant will:

  1.  Assist in managing GRAD 701 Blackboard course, including development of GRAD 701 course online resources, grading of student assignments, and maintaining a database of graduate TA participation in events.
  2. Execute a variety of administrative, clerical, technical, and service functions to assist with managing the TA Training Program. 
  3. Provide research assistance to GTA Program Manager on teaching pedagogy and best practices and instructional services as projects warrant. 
  4. Assist with development of instructional materials, videos, and resources.
  5. Handle other duties as assigned by the GTA Training Program Manager or CTE Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or enrollment in a Master’s degree program at USC. 
  • Minimum of one semester teaching or instructional assistant (TA/IA) experience or equivalency.
  • Completion of GRAD 701 Teaching Assistant Development course (or departmental equivalent).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Blackboard.
  • The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member.
  • Ability to effectively organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals.
  • The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, and coursework or demonstrated interest, in higher education pedagogy, instructional technology, or a related field. 

To Apply

Please submit the following information via email to Michelle Hardee at by 5 p.m. Friday, September 1st, 2017.

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for two references

GTA Program Assistant Job Description [pdf]

Contact Information

Dr. Michelle L. Hardee
Program Manager
Center for Teaching Excellence University of South Carolina
(803) 777-1975 or 8322