Thursday, February 3, 2011

Online Adjunct Teaching Assistant--Finally Starting!!!

Here's the ad I found on Craig's list clear last July.

I've passed all the training and the paperwork is all in, and I got the contract for my first class this week. It's English 122 and it starts February 15. I'm very excited, nervous, but excited!!!

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Online Adjunct Teaching Assistant (Clinton, IA)

Date: 2010-06-23, 1:36PM MST
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Ashford University was founded on the principle that education improves lives. Ashford University employees witness such change everyday. Accelerated careers, increased earning power and improved quality of life keep Ashford University employees motivated to make a difference with each and every student. Ashford University is doing well by doing good, and we value the opportunity we've been given.

The mission of Ashford University is to provide accessible, affordable, innovative, high-quality learning opportunities and degree programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives, professions, and communities.

Position Summary:

The Adjunct Teaching Assistant assists instructors in online writing-intensive courses by providing students with written feedback and guidance. To meet the demands of our rapidly increasing enrollment, Ashford University currently is accepting resumes for Online Adjunct Teaching Assistants. The Adjunct Teaching Assistant reports to the Associate Director of Writing Services.

Essential Job Duties:

• Working in an online learning environment, provides guidance to nontraditional undergraduates in accelerated five-week courses.
• Delivers feedback on student writing assignments using Web-based education software.
• Coordinates with the course instructor and the Writing Services department via Ashford University’s online learning platform.


• Strong commitment to student-centered learning.
• A willingness and ability to meet the time demands of an accelerated learning environment.
• Interest in working as an assistant to instructors in an online environment.
• Proficiency (or willingness and ability to become proficient) in Web-based course management and assessment software.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook applications.
• A willingness and ability to provide supportive, one-on-one guidance to nontraditional entry-level undergraduates.
• A willingness and ability to provide informed written feedback on student writing assignments.

* A Writing Sample is REQUIRED for consideration in this position. Please see prompts below...

The average Ashford University online, accelerated learner is a thirty-four-year-old female from a rural area. The primary function of Writing Services is to provide guidance to entry-level, undergraduate students in the Online Adult Accelerated Program, helping to improve writing skills and to instill confidence.

Choose from any of the following and write a short essay (2-pages, double-spaced):

1. Create a scenario and describe your response to an entry-level student seeking your support.

2. Discuss how you think a teaching assistant might instill confidence and yet provide constructive criticism.

3. Describe a time when you have had the opportunity to evaluate a student's written work and provided constructive feedback.

* Please attach your Writing Sample in "attachment 2" along with your resume. If you DO NOT attach your completed writing sample to your application, you will be UNCONSIDERED for this position.


• Residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Deleware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming


• A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in English, Writing Studies, or a writing-intensive field such as Communications or Journalism, or a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with emphasis in English, Writing Studies, or in a writing-intensive field such as Communications or Journalism is required.

If interested, please apply online at

  • Location: Clinton, IA
  • Compensation: -
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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