Student Employment Opportunities | Technical Communication

Student Employment Opportunities

The Department of Technical Communication offers a variety of instructional and clerical support employment opportunities for majors and graduate students. Contact Ms. Laurel Beason, Lecturer and Director of Corporate Relations at laurel.beason@unt.edu to learn more about internships and full-time employment. We regularly share open positions on Twitter and Facebook.

Teaching Fellows

Graduate students meeting eligibility requirements have the opportunity to teach TECM 1700 and TECM 2700 undergraduate courses. Based on the schedule needs, Teaching Fellows may teach one or two courses per semester. Students who teach two courses are entitled to some UNT Benefits including non-resident tuition waivers, health benefits, and possibly in-state tuition rates. Here is a link to more information about benefits: https://tsgs.unt.edu/new-current-students/assistantship-benefits.

Application Process
Submit a TF application packet to tcoffice@unt.edu. Preference is given to applications submitted before the end of the spring semester for teaching assignments the next fall semester, however, applications can be submitted year round, including over the summer.

TF application form and requirements

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate teaching assistants fulfill several duties, depending on the course and instructor to which they are assigned. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the course instructor with class preparation and course materials (e.g., setting up equipment, maintaining course website, logging attendance, etc.), proctoring exams, assisting students in the TECM Lab outside of class time, leading discussion groups, and assisting course instructor with grading (e.g., homework, quizzes, lab reports).

Application Process
This is an hourly position available or renewed each semester based on performance. Applicants should have completed TECM 2700 with a minimum grade of "A," and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0, and good standing with the University.

Interested students should apply through the Career Center Eagle Careers. Job #1797548-Tech Comm Undergraduate Teaching Assistsant FY19 is open for applications from Friday, November 16 through Monday, December 3, 2018.

Comm Lab Tutors

The primary role of a Comm Lab Tutor is to provide quality customer service to the students in courses in the Department of Technical Communication at the University of North Texas. Under the supervision of the Director of the Comm Lab, tutors provide instructional support for individuals/groups of students, with respect to course-related assignments. Tutors generally work an average of 10-15 hours a week where they gain experience working with students to produce quality technical documents and presentations.

Applicants to this hourly position should have completed TECM 2700 with a minimum grade of "A," have a minor or major in Technical Communication, maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0, and good standing with the University

Application Process.
This is an hourly position available or renewed each semester based on performance. Interested students should apply through the Career Center Eagle Careers when the position is advertised.

TECM Lab Assistants

The primary role of a lab assistant (tutor) is to provide quality customer service to the faculty and students of courses in the Department of Technical Communication at the University of North Texas. Under the supervision of the Student Lab Manager and Lab Supervisor, assistants provide software/hardware training orientations, tutoring for individuals/groups of students, space management and lab scheduling, and first response technical support with respect to course related documents, technologies, and printing solutions.

Lab assistants generally work an average of 15-20 hours a week where they gain experience with multiple software suites, specialized instructional equipment, enhanced presentation skills, and collaborate through professional team projects that serve their supportive role to the department.

Application Process
The department typically seeks candidates twice a year who would be able to start in each of the long semesters and attend mandatory training held prior to these terms. To apply, email a resume to Brad Davis, Instructional Lab Supervisor. Preference will be given to applicants who are TECM majors and/or individuals who have previously taken courses in the department.

Undergraduate Web Content Developer

Students with experience in web and social media platforms, excellent writing and editing skills, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 qualify for the position of web content developer. The responsibilities of this position are to create relevant content with story leads provided, develop content by researching and interviewing department personnel, students, alumni, advisory board members, etc.

Application process
This is an hourly position available or renewed each semester as needed. Interested students should apply through the Career Center Eagle Careers when the position is advertised.

Undergraduate Office Assistant

The student office assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Department, and serves as front desk receptionist, greeting visitors and assisting customers in both face-to-face interactions and on the phone. Some of the position responsibilities include performing varied office duties such as filing, copying, running errands, answering the telephone and assisting students and faculty as needed.

Application Process
Applicants to this hourly position should have completed TECM 2700 with a minimum grade of "B," and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0, and good standing with the University. Applications should be submitted through the Career Center Eagle Careers when the position is advertised.

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