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Teaching Assistant

Los Angeles, CA (Remote)

Voluntary (Part-time)

Mars University (MarsU) is an international academic and research organisation that is the first school on Earth dedicated to making life multi-planetary. Our mission to unite students, researchers, and professionals in a multidisciplinary curriculum, to settle humans on planet Mars. MarsU is organising the first academic Programs dedicated to making life multi-planetary.

Teaching Assistants (TAs) helps advise and assist an instructor with curriculum and lecture development, practice lectures, and more. TAs bring a wealth of experience on the topic to affirm, complete, and polish curriculum gaps and knowledge. As a paid or volunteer-based collaborator, TAs assist in crafting lectures to be more interactive to foster the student experience, deep learning, and knowledge retention. Student scholars, applicants, and professionals with years of experience on the subject and lecture material are welcome to coordinate with faculty and to apply by filling out the form below for consideration of a potential scholarship for MarsU courses. Your impact would directly help improve systems, exchange of multi-planetary information, and the quality of life on Mars and beyond Earth in addition to enabling faculty, staff, and MarsU to lead Mars research and education.

 

Benefits: flexible, remote work, part-time

Responsibilities

  • Provide comments and feedback on lectures and presentations to be more interactive and engaging

  • Advise on the inclusion of research and development into the academic curriculum to ensure high degrees of accuracy, confidence intervals, and theories

  • Conduct R&D to encompass fresh ideas, established research and proven methods into the classroom

  • Identify aspects of topics that are intriguing and/or would stimulate engaging discussion

  • Share perspectives on class materials/presentations from lens of graduate student without knowledge on topic

  • Improve structure, cohesion, story telling, and student knowledge retention

  • Identify elements of presentation that you can emulate or information/choices to avoid

  • Enable deeper understanding of scientific and mathematical material of faculty and students

  • Advise presentations to enable to students create, reinforce, and build their own cognitive frameworks

  • Coordinate live/prerecorded practice lectures and provide feedback for improvements

  • Assist in swiftly transferring lecture material to be used for hands-on activities and classes

  • Promote the course(s), program(s), and research to extend impact and course engagement

  • Support and contribute to the Founding team of Mars University to become space-faring people

Skills

  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in course topic or a relevant field

  • Experience in academic, teaching, scientific education, communication, applied research, engineering, space technology and exploration

  • Excellent peer review, active listening, story telling, team building, and speaking skills

We invite you to apply to join our community of leaders, professors, and researchers pioneering the research, education, and development of ecosystems involved in enable life to become multiplanetary. After you apply and submit the below form, we will reach out to you shortly to coordinate an exploratory meeting and notify you of our team's decision afterward