Learning Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) seeks to hire undergraduate students enrolled in the College of IST to fill Learning Assistant positions for the spring 2020 semester. Learning Assistants are assigned to a particular CYBER, DS, HCDD, IST, or SRA course, and they work closely with instructors to provide challenging and meaningful learning experiences for students enrolled in the course. Learning Assistants are responsible for assisting with in-class activities, specialized software or virtual labs, feedback on writing, grading (assuming a rubric), out-of-class tutoring, and other learning-focused responsibilities. To be considered for a position, the applicant must have received an A- or A in the course and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Unless negotiated otherwise, the successful applicant’s schedule must be open during the class meeting time for the course. Applicants are eligible for this paid position if they are seniors at Penn State or have completed one semester of LA service for credit in the College of IST. For information on the on-the-job training requirements, see the College of IST’s LA webpage: https://learning.ist.psu.edu/la-job-description/ Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the need is met. To be considered for a position, complete the PSU Job application (including web application and resume only), as well as the College of IST application located at the following link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/76102dfb762b42faa0eadb6fb111bb12 Applicants 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