Part-Time Teaching Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Biochem/Molecular Biology


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking qualified undergraduates to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for introductory level microbiology and biochemistry lab courses, as well as lecture courses throughout Summer 2019 and/or the 2019-2020 academic year. In order to TA for a course, students must have already successfully completed a related lab or lecture course offered through the BMB Department (microbiology labs required to TA for microbiology, and biochemistry labs required to TA for biochemistry labs) with a grade of A- or higher. Furthermore, lab TAs need to be familiar with basic lab techniques and be comfortable interacting with and helping students perform experiments and analyze data. TA duties may include a combination of the following: weekly meetings with instructors, weekly pre-runs, preparatory work, management of online course materials, sharing of necessary content knowledge, and grading. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for at least 2 references (with one being a faculty member of the BMB Department). The cover letter should indicate the course that the applicants is interested in serving as a TA for. The resume should include local address, phone number, semester standing, student GPA, expected graduation date, relevant professional experience, a list of the relevant BMB and MICRB laboratory or lecture courses taken (including semester and instructor), and the grades received in those courses. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions have been filled.

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