Teaching Assistant in Communications

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Job Description

Teaching Assistant in Communications – Online (Part-Time)

  • Remote / Nationwide
  • Part Time
  • R11158

To create the optimal learning environment, the University relies on Teaching Assistants to support instructional faculty by interacting with students in online classrooms that have a large number of students.

We are currently in search of a passionate part-time Teaching Assistant to support our online undergraduate level Communications class for the upcoming Fall quarter starting October 5, 2020.

NOTE: Applications must include copies of unofficial transcripts to receive full consideration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze student activity within discussions and assessments and choose the appropriate responses
  • Accurately use the right type of responses based upon training and input from the master instructor
  • Assist in managing generic student communications
  • Utilize online learning platform (Blackboard) to communicate with students
  • Escalate unique issues to the master instructor
  • Assist with grading
  • Monitor engagement levels and provide recommendations on the best approach on how to increase engagement as duties as assigned
  • Adhere to university policies and procedures


  • Master’s degree in Communications, English, English Education or any Master’s degree with at least 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate course work in Communications, English or English Education, or an equivalent amount of relevant experience. Evidence of professional or academic experience with writing, oral communication, active listening, time management, and communications-related technology tools.

Work Experience:

  • Previous teaching experience with adult learners, required

Job Skills:

  • Exhibits sound judgment in making decisions
  • Ability to lead small group discussions
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong computer skills


  • Access information using a computer
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain
  • Effectively cope with stressful situations
  • Strong mental acuity