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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Chemistry - FALL 2018

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Work type: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment

Essential Functions:

The duties of the Graduate Teaching Assistant may include assisting with faculty with various lab related task, performing classroom instruction, as well as other academic support duties, and departmental operational needs, and other associated and clerical duties as assigned. Positions will be filled based on individual applicant’s skills, qualification and departmental needs. Teaching schedule is dependent upon lab scheduling.

Work hours varies upon lab schedule, lab prep, in class lab time, and post lab work.

Graduate Teaching Assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week. In return, Graduate Teaching Assistants will receive $4,000 per Fall or Spring semester, which will be disbursed in four payments. A Graduate Teaching Assistant will also receive a fellowship for 6 to 9 hours of graduate coursework for a fall or spring semester and a waiver of the general university fees.

If you choose to apply for employment as a graduate student at JSU, your transcripts and letters of recommendation will be reviewed by personnel from the units who have posted a graduate assistantship position.

Graduate Assistantship Program Qualifications:

1)      Applicants must be enrolled in a JSU graduate program taking six to nine graduate semester hours of coursework.

a.       Exception 1: If a student is classified as a graduate student and is required to take undergraduate/foundation courses for their program, a minimum of nine undergraduate hours or a minimum of six undergraduate hours plus three graduate hours must be taken.

b.      Exception 2: If a student has made satisfactory progress toward obtaining the graduate degree and needs fewer than six graduate hours to complete the degree, the student may be considered for an assistantship.

2)      Have a faculty recommendation.

3)      Must have completed at least one semester of full-time attendance to JSU.

4)      Applicants must attach under “Transcript” an unofficial copy of their student transcript as evidence of student enrollment and GPA.

5)      Must maintain the required GPA for the program.

6)      Must not be on academic probation.

7)      Must not be holding another campus job.

8)      A graduate assistant is prohibited from accepting, receiving, or being credited for other forms of tuition scholarships from the university. Scholarships from sources outside of the university will not be prohibited

9)      It should be noted that the graduate assistantship tuition scholarship may affect the amount of federal financial aid for which students are eligible; the graduate assistant will be responsible for determining if there is any impact on eligibility of other financial aid programs.

10)  If an international student, he/she must be certified by the Director of the International House Program to perform duties and receive compensation.

Notice Regarding International Students:

·         All International Students must receive clearance for employment from the International House and Programs.  

·         Please visit International Programs website for additional information:

·         Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:

a.      Passport from their respective country.

b.      F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.

c.      U.S. Customs Form I-94.

d.      Official photo identification.

e.      Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Chemistry Major


Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript


Additional Information:


Supplemental Questions:

  1. Are you enrolled as a JSU student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Will you attach a copy of your unofficial JSU transcript under the link named "Unofficial Transcript" as evidence of student enrollment and GPA?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No - (disqualifying)


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