Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Grad Teaching Assistantship

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


The School of Social Work seeks applications for a 25% Grad Teaching Assistant for the 2015 fall semester.  The assistantship requires 10 hours per week and offers a tuition waiver. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in pedagogy and embrace core social work knowledge, constructs, or values (i.e. social justice, diversity, leadership, empowerment, self-determination, poverty, child welfare, mental health, etc.).


Primary Position Function/Summary: This position will support teaching efforts in SOCW 410, Social Welfare Policy and Services.  SOCW 410 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12:15 (Section E).  Candidates must be available to attend all classes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching
    • Planning and co-facilitating lecturers, discussions and actives
    • Course Management
    • Other administrative teaching duties as assigned
  • Grading student assignments
  • Proctoring exams
  • Holding office hours
  • Attending weekly meetings with lead instructor
  • Facilitating on-line course discussions


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previously taken SOCW 410 or equivalent (must provide syllabus)
  • Experience with Compass
  • Strong writing and critical analysis skills
  • Social service practice experience, and/or prior teaching experience/knowledge preferred


Please email your letter of interest and resume to Dr. Karen Tabb Dina at by August 21, 2015. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. This position will start on August 25, 2014. For further information about the assistantship, contact Jaime Waymouth at


The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.