Graduate Assistant, Math and Science

Graduate Assistant, Math and Science

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant, Math and Science
Department:  Student Success and Retention Innovation, THINK TANK
Reports To:  Math and Science Specialist
Hours Per Week:  20, evenings and Sunday availability is preferred
Salary:  $21,750 at .50 FTE Academic Year contract
Benefits:  All graduate assistants at The University of Arizona receive in-state tuition waivers and are considered in-state students for tuition purposes. All graduate assistants are provided with health care coverage. Graduate assistants are eligible for a 10% discount off the price of select items purchased at all ASUA Bookstores, subject to Bookstore policies in effect. Benefit coverage does not include miscellaneous fees and any additional tuition assessed by academic programs and colleges.

The mission of THINK TANK is to empower UA students by providing a positive environment where they can master the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. THINK TANK is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and free of discrimination.

General Duties and Responsibilities

This position is part of the academic support and service department designated as THINK TANK. The goal of the department is to assist students in becoming independent learners by providing a range of resources that develop their skills and help them become successful academically. All staff members are expected to work toward the achievement of this goal. Appropriate training will be provided by department staff.

  • Assist by providing knowledge for and insight to the math and science activities of the THINK TANK’s academic support programs.
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing math and/or science academic skills and content-based portions of tutor training programs.
  • Deliver academic coaching, workshop sessions, content tutoring, and fee-based exam preps as needed.
  • Deliver Exam prep for courses such as Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1 or Calculus 2.
  • Maintain communication with the Associate Director for Academic Support Services, Tutoring Services Coordinator, Math and Science Specialist, tutoring staff, and other THINK TANK staff.
  • Assist full-time staff with record-keeping, program related projects, and assignments.
  • Attend information/training meetings as scheduled and/or required.
  • Aid in program assessment, data collection and review as requested.
  • Assist with program marketing as requested.
  • Adhere to set work schedule and maintain accurate record of work hours.
  • Adhere to departmental and University policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Tutoring Services Coordinator and tutoring staff.
  • Observe, evaluate, and provide feedback to tutors on a regular basis.
  • Act as site supervisor in the absence of professional staff.
  • Develop and deliver course specific group reviews as requested.
  • Assist with marketing programs. Complete program related projects and assignments.
  • Provide tutor training within CRLA ITTPC guidelines, an in conjunction with other tutoring staff.


  • Applicant must be currently admitted or enrolled in a graduate degree program within University of Arizona. Degree areas preferred include: mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or other STEM field, or education. Other degree areas may be considered as needs warrant.
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 units of graduate credit while fall and spring classes are in session (audit course are not included) and maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for all UA Graduate credit courses.
  • Interest in implementing and facilitating an academic success program.
  • Commitment to making the learning success of students the central concern of relationships with them.
  • Commitment to creating an environment sensitive to student diversity.
  • Ability to establish a supportive, not dependent, relationship with students.
  • The preferred applicant will demonstrate strong mathematical knowledge.
  • The preferred applicant will have experience in education or educational support and/or supervision.

How to Apply


Now accepting applications for academic year 2024-2025.

How to Apply:

  • Please apply via Handshake by April 6, 2024.

Questions can be directed to Kate Harris, Tutoring Services Manager,