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Title:
Graduate Assistant (TCBES), Nine (9) Positions
Position Number:
Pending
Hiring Unit:
College of Arts & Sciences & College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Mgmt,
Location:
UH-Hilo
Date Posted:
November 25, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 13, 2016
Salary Information:
GA-1, $1,198.50/mo
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary/Permanent:
Temporary - Not to Exceed: July 31, 2018
Funding:
Special Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Appointment to begin approximately August 1, 2017. May be eligible for tuition waiver pending availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Successful Candidates will be placed in one of a variety of academic departments in either College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) or College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) under the direct supervision of the Graduate Assistant Coordinator of the specific department under which the candidate will be functioning. Duties will include the following:
  2. Teach or assist programs in the department to which the candidate will be assigned. Courses may include:
  3. • Biology:
  4. o BIOL 101L General Biology Laboratory,
  5. o BIOL 175L Introductory Biology Laboratory,
  6. o BIOL 275L Microbiology Laboratory,
  7. o BIOL 281L General Ecology Lab,
  8. o BIOL 466L Genetics Lab
  9. o BIO 481L Advanced Ecology and Evolution Lab
  10. • Marine Science:
  11. o MARE 140L: Intro to Hawaiian Coral Reefs,
  12. o MARE 171L: Marine Biology Lab and
  13. o MARE 201L: Oceanography Lab
  14. o MARE 350L: Coastal Methods & Analyses Lab
  15. o MARE 353L: Pelagic Methods & Analyses Lab
  16. • CAFNRM:
  17. o AG230L Sustainable Agriculture Laboratory,
  18. o HORT262L Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory
  19. Work closely with the appropriate departmental Graduate Assistant Coordinator throughout the semester on course planning, preparation, grading and classroom management. Work with students to enhance their comprehension of assigned reading materials. Conduct informal discussion groups to ensure understanding of lectures and lab assignments. Supervise students in the laboratory as well as on occasional field excursions. Train and monitor laboratory users for compliance with basic safety and scientific procedures. Ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies. Transport students in a 12- or 15-passenger van. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Enrollment in the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Marine Science, Geography, Agriculture, or a related Environmental Science. Significant knowledge of, and ability to teach, topics in in the above fields and/or other scientific disciplines at the undergraduate level which are a basis for the TCBES graduate degree. Demonstrated ability to write well and be able to give constructive and timely feedback on written assignments. Effective oral communication.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Previous experience supervising students in the field. Previous experience teaching students in a classroom or laboratory setting. Previous experience conducting independent scientific research. Ability to safely drive a 12- or 15- passenger van.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter 1) indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications for this Graduate Assistant position, 2) state which department/classes you feel most highly qualified to instruct or assist, 3) clearly express your skills and abilities in teaching, communicating, and working with others. Currently enrolled students should also submit a curriculum vitae or resume, transcripts, (official transcripts will be required prior to hiring; unofficial transcripts are acceptable for your initial communication), and names/telephone numbers/email addresses of three (3) professional references. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. (For new students supporting documents from the TCBES application will be used). Electronic submissions only, attention to: Mahealani Jones, amyj@hawaii.edu
Inquiries:
  1. Dr. Patrick J. Hart, Assoc Dir,TCBES Graduate Prgm; pjhart@hawaii.edu
  2. Dr. Rebecca Ostertag, Dir, TCBES Graduate Prgm; ostertag@hawaii.edu

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