Teaching Assistants - Science BS/MBA Program

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science
Dean's Office, Undergraduate Education


The Science BS/MBA accelerated joint degree program is seeking qualified graduate students and seniors to serve as Teaching Assistants for one or more of the four modules for SC 497, a one-credit Spring 2018 Seminar Course for BS/MBA undergraduate students. The primary goal of the course is to provide an opportunity for BS/MBA students to become familiar with key MBA concepts that will be useful for Co-ops, Internships and the Smeal MBA itself. Modules are: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Modern Management; Finance; Marketing; Supply Chain Management. Each module will occur over a 4-week period, and will involve self-guided and small group study with interim assignments due during the module. There will be one 3-hour class meeting at the end of each module. The TA responsibilities include: Identifying materials for self-study from available sources including on-line resources (e.g., MOOCs, YouTube), journal articles (e.g., HBR, McKinsey, Deloitte), and Penn State Library and other resources; assisting in the creation of the course syllabus on Canvas; Meeting with students, as needed, to assist them in their self-study; managing online course materials; preparing quiz materials; grading student submissions; attending the class meeting for the topic to facilitate, provide feedback and grade presentations. Related work experience is a plus and applicants must have taken relevant courses in the discipline. Applicants should identify the module or modules for which you are applying, while also submitting a brief cover letter that includes ideas on how they would structure the module(s), and identify some resources they recommend employing. Submit a current resume that includes the following information in addition to standard information: semester standing, relevant courses taken and grades received in these classes, undergraduate and graduate GPA, and expected graduation date. Give the names and contact information for 2 references related to the area of study. For more information please visit http://science.psu.edu/bsmba (information on the BS/MBA Program) and http://goo.gl/X9i9j3 (SC 497 concept paper and additional information for TAs). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088