Learning Assistant (Fall 2017)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology
Graduate Studies
Full/Part Time:


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) seeks to hire students enrolled in the College of IST to fill Learning Assistant positions for the Fall 2017 semester. Learning Assistants are assigned to a particular IST or SRA course, and they work closely with instructors to provide challenging and meaningful learning experiences for students enrolled in the course. There are two types of Learning Assistant positions - Coaches and Tech Support/Graders. Only Tech Support/Graders need to complete this Penn State application. Tech Support/Graders are responsible for assisting the faculty member with grading (assuming a rubric), feedback on writing, and/or specialized software or virtual labs. The student may also be asked to assist with coaching responsibilities as part of the assigned work. Unless negotiated otherwise, the successful applicant’s schedule must be open during the class meeting time for the course. Graders must have earned an “A” in the course for which they would like to be considered, must be a junior or senior, and must have a GPA of at least 3.3. This is a paid position, although credit can be given if preferred. To be considered for a position, you must apply online and complete the PSU application (including web application and resume only), as well as the IST application located at the following link: https://learning.ist.psu.edu/la-application/ You will not be considered until both are completed.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088