The Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) in the Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking 2 (two) full-time (20 hours/week) Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for the 2022-2023 academic year. We are looking for candidates with some sort of teaching/mentoring/tutoring experience, as well as research experience. We are open to candidates from all disciplines, but candidates must be able to work effectively and compassionately with students from all backgrounds and disciplines since RAP is a multidisciplinary research program.
To apply, please read the information below and submit application materials at the following link:
Typical assigned duties for a GTA for the RAP program are as follows:
- Teach (up to) three sections of HONR-297: Introduction to Research per week to RAP program undergraduates.
- Attend and participate in all RAP events.
- Grade RAP course assignments.
- Mentor and monitor RAP participants throughout the RAP program.
- Provide support to RAP administrators in approving funded students’ timecards.
- Attend one weekly RAP GTA meeting covering the next week’s curriculum.
- Host two to three 30-minute face-to-face individual meetings per semester with each RAP undergraduate.
- Meet with faculty mentors as necessary.
- Support RAP program recruiting per the direction of the RAP Program Director and/or RAP Program Coordinator.
In addition, RAP GTAs will be expected to:
- Mentor and train advanced undergraduate researchers acting as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) in the RAP program.
- Aid in organization of the culminating Fall and Spring Undergraduate Research Symposia and the statewide URDC event.
- Aid in organization of RAP specific events.
- Aid in other miscellaneous RAP needs as assigned.
- Attend a three-day orientation to RAP before the fall semester begins.
- Attend trainings and workshops as advised.
Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2022
Please contact the RAP Program Director Dr. Cinthia Pacheco or the RAP Program Coordinator Paige Zalman at RAP@mail.wvu.edu with questions.