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Teaching Assistants

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may serve as teaching assistants for laboratory courses. Teaching assistants are employed by the biology department to assist professors in preparing materials for lab demonstrations and experiments, setting up labs, supervising students and answering questions in lab courses, and maintaining a safe, clean working environment in the laboratory. Opportunities also exist for freshmen to be employed by the biology department.

Teaching assistants acquire additional experience and advanced skills in specific areas of biology while helping fellow students learn new laboratory techniques and understand the underlying investigative principles. To apply for a position, contact the instructor responsible for the lab in which you are interested. In most cases a student is expected to have completed the course in which he/she assists.