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CHS Teaching Assistant

University of Kentucky
United States, Kentucky, Lexington
January 24, 2023

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title CHS Teaching Assistant

Requisition Number DU09008

Department Name 7N630:Health and Clinical Sciences

Work Location Lexington, KY

Salary Range $/XX

Type of Position Student

Position Time Status Part-Time

Required Education

Earned master's degree in a health related or clinical management related field.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements



Based on TA needs

Job Summary

The College of Health Sciences is seeking highly motivated students interested in pursuing a PhD degree in Rehabilitation and Health Sciences. Teaching Assistant responsibilities include teaching courses, grading homework and projects, holding office hours, and other duties as assigned.

10- 12 Month Positions Available: July- August, 2022 with options for contract renewal

Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Position Description: Teaching Assistant (TA) in the College of Health Sciences (Type 1- Independent TA)


1. Earned master's degree in a health related or clinical management related field.

2. Interested in teaching undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Human Health Sciences or Clinical Leadership and Management.

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

4. Some teaching experience is preferred.

A teaching assistantship will include stipend (10-12 months), tuition waiver, and health insurance. Students will need to apply to the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program through the College of Health Sciences https://www.uky.edu/chs/academic-programs/rehabilitation-sciences-phd-program and via The Graduate School. http://gradschool.uky.edu/

Individuals applying for admission into the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD ( RHB ) program must hold a professional or post-professional master's degree. Eligibility for licensure or clinical certification in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Physician Assistant Studies is highly encouraged, but not absolutely required for admission into the program or to be eligible for this TA position. Acceptance into the program is dependent upon identifying and matching your area of research interest with an RHB faculty member willing to serve as your PhD doctoral studies program mentor .

See https://www.uky.edu/chs/rehabilitation-sciences-doctoral-program-faculty for information about the research interests of our faculty members.

See https://www.uky.edu/chs/academic-programs/rehabilitation-sciences-phd-program for more details about the RHB program.

Responsibilities for the Teaching Assistantship (1 -2 courses per semester):

Students will be assigned as independent instructors to courses that align with their qualifications and experience such as:

1. HHS / CLM 241- Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems

2. HHS / CLM 350- Health Policy and Politics

3. HHS 262- Health Advocacy & Patient Experience

3. CHS 150- Introduction to Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

This position requires a full semester commitment of not more than 20 hours per week and may include the following duties, expectations, and requirements:

  • Complete the Graduate School's university-wide TA Orientation and the department's orientation activities.
  • Serve as the instructor of record.
  • Collaborate with the CHS Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Ed and the CLAM / HHS Program Directors as necessary regarding assessments, lessons, and course content and course delivery.
  • Collaborate with CHS Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and/or HHS / CLM Program Director or other faculty as assigned to discuss any course related issues.
  • Answer questions, providing feedback, and other correspondence with students and colleagues in person and online via email.
  • Monitor and track student progress through the use of Canvas.
  • Record maintenance and retention of student coursework via Canvas.
  • Responsible for providing 3 office hours per week and meeting with students at their request.
  • Responsible for grading and evaluating student work according to rubrics.
  • Submit midterm and all final grades to the registrar (training is available).
  • Participate in professional development and division trainings as necessary.
  • Adhere to university policies and regulations
  • Complete other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
  • Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year for all assignments across campus. TA's receive a stipend, a tuition scholarship provided by the UK Graduate School/College of Health Sciences, and Student Health Plan Coverage provided by the Graduate School.

    For more information on tuition scholarships and health care coverage, please visit: http://gradschool.uky.edu/

    To be considered for this position you will need to complete the following:

    1) Apply to the graduate school for the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences Program ( https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=ukgrad )

    2) Submit by e-mail a letter of interest, specifying your strengths for this position, and resume to:

    Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D.

    Endowed University Professor in Health Sciences

    Director Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program

    University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences


    e-mail: (see application details)

    3) Apply to the UK job posting

    Information about the RHB PhD Program

    The mission of the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education, and service. The program is designed to produce research and academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the professions of communication disorders, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. The UK College of Health Sciences offers the program in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University and other Kentucky Universities. The Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program at the University of Kentucky is among the few of its kind in the nation to grant a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences and has one of the highest percentages of students graduating within five years at the university. The program includes approximately 38 faculty and 40 full- and part-time students from diverse backgrounds and a range of clinical and higher education experiences.

    The program has a strong emphasis on research and provides very diverse research experiences in the different areas of physical rehabilitation and health sciences. Research interests from faculty range from community-based to basic science bench research and a number of laboratories in the College of Health Sciences are available to prospective students (see: https://www.uky.edu/chs/academic-programs/rehabilitation-sciences-phd-program/labs ). In addition, the Occupational Therapy Program at Eastern Kentucky University offers unique research opportunities at their site. For more information about the PhD program visit the website: https://www.uky.edu/chs/academic-programs/rehabilitation-sciences-phd-program

    About the University of Kentucky

    Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work.

    Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

    Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

    Preferred Education/Experience

    Deadline to Apply 12/31/9999

    University Community of Inclusion

    The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

    Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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