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position type
Federal Work Study

The teaching assistant for Ecological Theology will assist in course administration, including 1) Setting up and updating Moodle site, 2) helping monitor weekly forum submissions and discussion, 3) tracking student participation and assignment submission, 4) generally contributing to student learning, and 5) helping answer student questions during Jan & Feb before Joelle is back from maternity leave. If desired, assistant may participate in class preparation, gaining some experience in planning, implementing and evaluating a graduate-level course.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ecological Theology is an asynchronous course. The assistant is expected to help monitor weekly forum discussions and meet regularly with the instructor (via Zoom). The assistant will be responsible to upload files to Moodle for students to access, especially prior to first class session (to be done between December and January, if possible), and track student participation in the online course. Other tasks may include leading tutorials for students, answering student queries, or assisting with comments on papers. The specific tasks involved are negotiable and vary depending on the interests of the assistant and the needs of the students taking the course. Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

Computer skills, especially familiarity with Moodle; attention to detail; able to work independently after given a task; desire to learn about teaching, course construction, pedagogy; ability to communicate well with students; respect for diversity of views and understanding of the nature of the topics being discussed.

Physical Demands


Reports To

Joelle A Hathaway

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Hours Per Week

8 hrs per week for 12 weeks + 30 hrs during Dec & Jan_(~126hrs)

Pay Rate

$10.75 per hour

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