Lubar Graduate Students

Teaching Assistants

Contact:

Dawn Koerten
Academic Affairs Coordinator

Office:
Lubar Hall N418

Email:
dmk@uwm.edu

 

Graduate Assistants


Graduate Assistant Positions  Applications for all positions are due March 15, 2014

Teaching assistants at the Lubar School of Business make an important contribution to the learning experience of undergraduate students.

A Teaching Assistant is an enrolled LSB PhD student who is regularly assigned teaching and related responsibilities under the supervision of a faculty member.

An Associate Instructional Specialist is an enrolled LSB master program student who is regularly assigned teaching and related responsibilities under the supervision of a faculty member.

Benefits

A) The benefits of employment as a teaching assistant include (minimum 33% appointment):

  • Tuition remission (excludes segregated fees and the Business Masters fee)
  • Salary commensurate with academic level and appointment percentage
  • Access to lower-cost health insurance

B) The benefits of employment as an Associate Instructional Specialist include (minimum 33% appointment):

  • Tuition remission based on the appointment percentage (excludes segregated fees and the Business Masters fee)
  • Salary commensurate with academic level and appointment percentage
  • Access to lower-cost health insurance

Priority for teaching assistantships is given to graduate students admitted to the PhD in Management Science program.

Awards are made on a semester or academic year basis and may vary between 33% and 50% appointments.  Graduate students (excluding Dissertator status) must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester. Positions do not include the Winterim semester.

Applications are typically reviewed beginning mid- April for the succeeding academic year.  Proof of admission to a Lubar School of Business graduate program must be provided with the application. Upon accepting a TA or AIS position, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their course schedules do not conflict with the assignment. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the contract.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents that all UW System campuses conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees for a University position.

Associate Instructional Specialist Application

International Students
Positions are contingent upon maintaining your immigration status.  Employment cannot commence until you have the appropriate visa category, your student visa status is certified by the Center for International Education (CIE) and an I-9 form is completed with Dawn Koerten, Academic Affairs & Graduate Assistants Coordinator (dmk@uwm.edu) in Lubar School of Business.

Employment cannot exceed 50% of full-time (20 hours per week) during the Spring and Fall semesters.

You are permitted to be employed at 100% full-time (40 hours per week) during Winter and Spring breaks.

Appointments are contingent upon your demonstrated proficiency in English.  If the English diagnostic examination reveals that your language proficiency is not adequate for your work as a teaching assistant, you will be required to take a course in ORAL ENGLISH SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS. 

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