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Employment Opportunities

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The Department of Engineering Education is pleased to announce the current employment opportunities:

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant


Position Description

The EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) attends all class and lab sessions as assigned. They actively assist students in their development of basic skills in the laboratory and the classroom. UTAs assist the GTAs in grading assignments and are required to attend mandatory training sessions and to participate in related duties such as exam review sessions. Faculty, Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs), or staff may assign other duties.



The UTA must be self-directed and comfortable in a team environment, both in the classroom and in the labs. The UTA must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their engineering fundamentals course work and develop the skills necessary for success in future courses. In addition, the UTA must have the following: 

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering sequence (includes: honors, scholars, standard, and transfer sequences)
  • For FEH UTAs, experience with the Honors sequence is preferred
  • For FE Scholars UTAs, experience with the Scholars sequence is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Competence in engineering graphics and the use of computer-based tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, Word, PowerPoint, and Computer Aided Design (CAD); and acceptance as a major in an engineering program, or related field
  • Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher is required

Images of UTAs may be used in printed material and videotapes made for the purpose of informing the university community and the general public about activities in the College of Engineering.


Working Hours and Compensation

On average, UTAs will work 10-12 hours per week with a typical maximum of 15 hours (unless otherwise specified and approved in advance). This range covers contact hours in class/lab with students, training and prep time (including self-study as needed), team meetings, orientation, and grading. 

Continued employment is based on completion of orientation, required training and assignments, satisfactory performance of duties and a recommendation from the supervising faculty.


Please consult the EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Policies document for expectations of EED UTAs. |  View & Download 

APPLY for an EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position

Priority deadline for Autumn 2018 semester - March 9, 2018

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if new positions become available.

Returning EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistants may apply HERE. (same deadlines)


KEEN GRA Position

The Department of Engineering Education is looking for a graduate research assistant (GRA) to work on a project that introduces entrepreneurial-minded learning in the first year engineering curriculum. This full-time GRA position (20 hours/week) will start in May 2018 and end in May 2019. The GRA will work with a group of faculty, staff, and students on various aspects of this multi-stage project and will particularly focus on the development and implementation of tools for assessing student learning. We look for a graduate student who has skills in research methods, conducting survey, interview, and classroom-observation based research. In addition, experience with statistical analysis of data is also required. Applicants with experience in learning assessment will be prioritized. Given the broad scope of this project and the diverse research team, we look for applicants who are responsible, self-motivated, and can effectively communicate and work in team settings. Interested applicants should send a CV (max 2 pages) and a letter of intent (max 1 page) to by April 13, 2018. For more information about our department's partnership with KEEN, click here.

Graduate Teaching Associate


Position Description

EED Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) from all engineering majors are employed to assist with the sequence for beginning engineering students, offered as a Standard sequence or as an Honors sequence. Each sequence has classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, Word, PowerPoint, and CAD software. In the labs, students collect, analyze and interpret experimental data, and each sequence culminates with a design-build project to solve a “real-world” problem. Developing teamwork and communication skills is an essential part of all courses.

GTAs assist in all components of the course; work directly with the students; assist faculty members with course and lab materials and assignments; ensure a safe and effective laboratory environment; and may assist with grading homework, lab reports, and exams. GTAs work closely with the undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) assigned to them and are responsible for overseeing any work that they assign to the UTAs.

To be successful, it is essential that a GTA is proficient in all course material and is prepared for labs by working through the student assignments.  Attendance is required at weekly team meetings and training sessions. As a co-worker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.  

In addition, GTAs maintain office hours (three to four hours per week) to assist students, refer students to appropriate resources, and attend training and education classes as scheduled (e.g., the UCAT Conference prior to Autumn Semester, Orientation and Training prior to each semester, and GTA seminar course). GTAs maintain class records on a central server, assist in the evaluation of student performance, and participate in ongoing efforts to improve this program. Faculty and staff from the EED sequence may assign other duties.



GTAs are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; acceptance as a graduate student in engineering or a related program at The Ohio State University. A desire to teach is essential.  The applicant may be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process. International applicants are required to have the appropriate language certification from the University to teach in the classroom. The successful applicant must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their first year and in developing the skills necessary for success in future courses. Competence in engineering graphics, SolidWorks, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Word, and MATLAB are required (other skills may be required depending on the class assigned). The applicant must be in good academic standing and be able to provide a current transcript and a letter of recommendation from an advisor, professor, or employer.


Working Hours and Compensation

Average twenty (20) hours per week per semester, which is a 50% appointment; must commit to work two academic semesters; consecutive semesters entitles the GTA to a summer term tuition & fee waiver.


EED Graduate Teaching Associates must adhere to the policies contained in the following documents:

EED Graduate Teaching Assistant Policies  |  View & Download

EED Service Policy for Graduate Teaching Associates  |  View & Download

APPLY for an EED Graduate Teaching Associate position 

Priority deadline for Autumn 2018 semester - March 9, 2018

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if new positions become available.



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