Work for the SAC
The Student Academic Center employs AIs to teach most of the courses we offer. Remuneration for all our AI positions includes a stipend, health insurance, and tuition/fee remission.
The number of openings varies from year to year, and some positions require specific subject knowledge. Assignments are on a 10-month basis (August through May) and may vary from one term to the next.
We are looking for the best instructors on campus, and invite applicants from all departments and disciplines. AIs are selected on the basis of teaching experience, academic background, intellectual abilities, and organizational skills.
Candidates must be admitted to an Indiana University graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester. Preference is given to doctoral-level candidates and candidates with previous coursework experience that is applicable to the position.
Applications are available beginning in January of each academic year for the next year’s positions. Applications will be accepted until February 15.
*Note: If you have been admitted to IU but do not yet have an IU email account and student ID, you will not be able to access the online application. Please visit the UITS account management center and complete that process first in order to apply.
*The SAC is not reviewing applications to teach EDUC-X152 at this time.
EDUC-X152, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, provides a fast-paced curriculum organized around the reading of multiple texts like those assigned in freshman year courses. The curriculum includes critical reading, use of argument structure as a reading and writing tool, and concept development. In addition, students learn fundamental study skills.
Stipend is determined each year and may not be known until offers are made. Fee remission is not provided.
Instructors will teach one section of the course with an enrollment of approximately 15 students on a daily (Monday-Friday) schedule. In addition to teaching responsibilities, instructors will attend training and orientation workshops to be held the week prior to the start of class, and weekly staff meetings to be held throughout the session.
Candidates should possess substantial expertise in the teaching of critical reading and thinking skills, experience working with diverse student populations, evidence of strong teaching background (particularly pertaining to collaborative learning and small group instruction), and a teaching philosophy that can accommodate the objectives, curriculum, and format of the course. Preference will be given to doctoral level graduate students (either in course and/or post qualifying exams) who do not have a commitment to other summer positions.
- Download the application form below, fill it out, and email to Kelly Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Letters of support and resumes are welcomed, but not required, and should not be submitted in place of the attached application.
- If you have any questions please call (812) 855-7313 or send an email to Kelly Rollins at email@example.com.
The Student Academic Center employs undergraduate Teaching Interns (TIs) every semester. Interns are able to work multiple semesters consecutively, provided they continue to meet the criteria for the program. Applications are accepted at any time.
Interns work in a variety of programs at the SAC designed to assist other undergraduates. Some interns work with the more difficult courses on campus (such as Finite Mathematics, Intro to Chemistry, etc.) and lead PASS study sessions. Others work in coaching courses such as EDUC-X156 “College and Lifelong Learning” and meet one-on-one with students who need a helping hand. All interns meet in weekly training meetings, get feedback on their impact, and learn valuable interpersonal and leadership skills. An intern will discuss with the Teaching Intern Director, Andrew Koke, to determine which internship opportunities are the best fit for the intern.
Interns must be at least sophomore status and maintain at least a 3.00 GPA. Interns typically work six to ten hours per week and are paid hourly.
To apply, please fill out this form. Submit the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by delivering it to the Student Academic Center at 408 N. Union Street, Suite 300. Dr. Koke reviews applications several times per semester.