Teaching Assistant, Penn State Law

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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Penn State Law and School of International Affairs
Penn State Law


Penn State Law invites applications from current Law School students (2L or 3L standing during the 2019/2020 Academic Year) for teaching assistant positions for the LLMLW 900 course, entitled "Introduction to U.S. Legal Systems." The is a 7-day course that runs immediately prior to the start of the 2019 fall semester and is designed to be an intensive orientation to law school for LL.M. students. The course runs from Wednesday, August 7th through Thursday, August 15th. Tasks will include assisting Professor Nicole Chong with administering the course, including assisting with taking attendance, collecting homework assignments, and helping to manage classroom time and in-class speakers. The teaching assistants also will teach case briefing and note taking sessions and will help with administering a mock law school exam and provide feedback on the exam. During the course, teaching assistants will need to be on campus and generally will be expected to be available from approximately 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Prior to the course, some preparation work will be needed, but the preparation work can be done off-campus, with regular communication over the summer with Professor Chong via email. Six students are needed to fill these positions. Applicants should upload a resume and cover letter. Applications will be received and reviewed upon submissions, and selections likely will be made prior to the end of the 2018/2019 academic year.

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