Undergraduate Grader Positions
Title: Undergraduate Grader
Hours: no less than 5 hours per week; varies by course, enrollment, and number of sections assigned
The Mathematics Department seeks graders for lower-level MATH courses, particularly
- MATH 1105: Finite Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences (fall only),
- MATH 1340: Mathematics and Politics (spring only),
- MATH 1350: The Art of Secret Writing (fall only),
- MATH 1710: Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World,
- MATH 2210: Linear Algebra (fall only),
- MATH 2310: Linear Algebra with Applications.
Graders may also be needed for one or more courses in the engineering calculus sequence (MATH 1910-1920-2930-2940), but this is less certain. (See the undergraduate course assistant positions if you are interested in grading Calculus I or Calculus II.)
- Comprehensive, precise grading of weekly assignments.
- Accurate record keeping.
- Prompt return of assignments to the course instructor.
The undergraduate positions of tutor, course assistant, and grader follow a two-tier pay system. New hires are paid $8.50/hour. After two semesters of employment for the Mathematics Department (not necessarily consecutive or in the same position), the pay rate increases to $9.00/hour.
We begin reviewing applications and making offers for the fall semester in early March prior to Summer Session, and for the spring semester we begin to review applications in mid November prior to Winter Session. When you submit your application it remains in the system until you graduate. You are welcome to update or reapply for a future semester at any time by simply logging in, updating your application, and resubmitting it. Please make sure to enter the semester for which you are applying. To receive early consideration it is important to update and submit your application by early March for the fall semester or mid November for the spring semester.
If you receive an offer (by e-mail), respond as soon as possible to accept (or decline). Jobs are in demand and fill quickly. When a position opens up, we hire the first qualified applicant we can reach. Therefore, it is imperative that you keep your contact information current and check your email regularly.
Assignments are made one semester at a time. We can not guarantee continuous employment because we have fewer openings in the spring than in the fall.
Information for New Hires
- If you have never been a Cornell student employee, you must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Form before you can begin work. Submit this form along with the original accepted documents (listed on the last page of the I-9 form) to Heather Peterson in 310 Malott Hall.
- Immediately contact your course instructor to discuss his/her expectations and preferred deadlines.
- Pick up the textbook(s) for your course from Mikki in 310A Malott Hall. All textbooks must be returned at the end of the semester.
- This position is subject to the Non-exempt Biweekly Payroll Calendar.
- Report your time using KRONOS by noon on each pay period end date. (You will be reminded of the deadline each period via e-mail.) If you miss the deadline, you will need to submit corrections for that pay period.
- Payroll Services will issue your paycheck on alternate Thursdays to the address provided by you through Just the Facts. To avoid lost, stolen, or delayed paychecks, sign up for Direct Deposit.
- The Payroll Services web site has some very useful links.
Contact Heather Peterson (email@example.com) if you have any questions.