Undergraduate Course Assistant Positions

Title: Undergraduate Course Assistant
Hours: 4–6 hours per section per week

Undergraduate course assistants are sought for Calculus I (MATH 1110) and Calculus II (MATH 1120).

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and conduct one 2-hour workshop problem session in calculus per week.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with other course assistants and instructional staff.
  • Grade weekly homework assignments (approx. 4 hours per week).
  • Attend a mandatory 2-hour training session on a date to be arranged.

Compensation

The undergraduate positions of tutor, course assistant, and grader follow a two-tier pay system. New hires will be paid $10.00/hour. After two semesters of employment for the Mathematics Department (not necessarily consecutive or in the same position), the pay rate will increase to $10.50/hour.

Hiring Procedure

Jobs are in demand and fill quickly. To receive early consideration, please submit your application by early March for the fall semester or mid November for the spring semester. Job offers are made one semester at a time with no guarantee of future employment. If you receive an offer (by e-mail), respond as soon as possible to accept (or decline). 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.

Job Application: submit, update, or reapply

Information for New Hires

  • If you have never been a Cornell student employee before, you must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Form before you can begin work. Fill out Section 1 and bring the form along with the original accepted documents (listed on the last page) 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 (and don't forget to return it at the end of the semester).

Paychecks and Time Reporting

This position is subject to the Non-exempt Biweekly Payroll Calendar. Report your time using KRONOS by noon on each pay period end date. Payroll Services will issue your paycheck on alternate Thursdays to the home address provided by you through Student Center. (Under Contact Information, click the "Home" link to edit your address.) To avoid lost, stolen, or delayed paychecks, sign up for Direct Deposit.

Contact Heather Peterson (hko1@cornell.edu) if you have any questions. Payroll Services has some very useful links.