This is a Teaching Assistant (TA) position for Soil Ecology (spring semester 2014). The TA will assist the instructor, Rachel Thiet, in setting up and breaking down labs for weekly class meetings, and in overseeing use of laboratory instrumentation in the ES department Herbarium. The TA will also support and assist students in developing and conducting their independent soil research projects; thus, qualified candidates must have some experience in ecological research design and statistics. The TA will be expected to hold office hours and meet with students outside of class, particularly to help students with research projects.
Qualified candidates must have some experience in ecological research design and statistics, and must be able to meet with studetns outside of class to assist with their independent research projects. The TA must be available to attend most or all Soil Ecology class meetings (Thursdays 1-4 all semester). Good humor, strong organizational skills, patience, reliability, and curiosity about and interest in soil ecology are also a must.