Faculty Assistant I - Arts and Sciences

Faculty Assistant I - Arts and Sciences

location6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/24/2024
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

This position serves in a support role for faculty teaching courses in the department. This position assists the instructor in the classroom and must be available to students of the assigned course as a teaching assistant (i.e., Assistant in Instruction).

Job Description

This position requires a one-time attendance to the summer course, Psych 565 "Practicum in Teaching Psychology".  

This position requires a one-time attendance to the summer teaching assistant orientation hosted by the the Teaching Center.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Attend All Course Lectures:

  • Read the textbook to familiarize oneself with course material. 
  • Read course-related articles, books, electronic, and web materials.    
  • Take notes for personal use.
  • Take attendance as needed.
  • Meet with instructor as needed.
  • Manage computer systems in class as needed.
  • Manage room settings (e.g., lighting, blinds).
  • Assist with course materials and tests. 
  • Explore other classroom opportunities.

Grading and Record Keeping:

  • Provide detailed writing feedback for undergraduate work (e.g., research papers).
  • Grade quizzes, tests and exams as requested, by hand or scantron.
  • Produce detailed item analyses.
  • Maintain student grades and post grades in eGrades.
  • Assist, upon request, entering final grades for other courses that only have undergraduate AIs.
  • Initiate and follow up with exams taken at the Teaching Center.
  • Handle minor grading disputes.

Office Hours, Review Sessions, Labs:

  • Maintain regular office hours to review exams and course content with students.
  • Hold labs, if applicable.
  • Schedule and hold tutorials, review sessions or alternate testing sessions as determined in consultation with instructor.


  • Make audio visual instructive materials as needed.
  • Make and distribute handouts as needed.
  • Manage equipment and resources (e.g., books, videos from library).
  • Liaison with the Disability Resource Center/Teaching Center. 
  • Manage/assist the instructor with managing the course website.
  • Maintain syllabi database.

Perform other duties and training opportunities as assigned.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology or related field with significant relevant coursework or experience.
  • SPSS and/or R statistical software; experience in a university environment, some teaching experience (e.g., teaching assistant-level), and some advising experience.   
  • Familiar with MS Office, especially Excel.  
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.  
  • Ability to work independently and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand the instructor’s priorities and manage accordingly.
  • Ability to make routine decisions following university and department policy and procedures (non-routine decisions are to be discussed with the Instructor).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field.



Salary Range

$18.91 - $29.32 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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