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Employment Opportunities

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The Department of Engineering Education is pleased to announce the current employment opportunities:


Lab Supervisor


Position Description

The Laboratory Supervisor serves as a laboratory support person for the Department of Engineering Education (EED), primarily for courses in the First-Year Engineering Program; ensures availability of instructional equipment and materials; assists faculty in development of lab curriculum materials; purchases lab equipment and manages equipment budget; maintains, repairs and troubleshoots lab equipment; designs and constructs required lab equipment; assists graduate associates in meeting project or competition requirements; maintains current inventory of equipment and materials; coordinates systems and software requirements with computing staff; documents and monitors lab training for instructional staff; supports Regional Campus faculty with lab equipment for first-year engineering courses; implements current laboratory safety programs; maintains safe lab environment and ensures applicable safety procedures are followed and enforced; ensures laboratory personnel have appropriate safety training, as needed; serves as a back-up for other laboratory personnel (e.g 3D printing and laser cutting activities); supports EED classroom technology; supervises student employees; serves on appropriate departmental committees.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable knowledge of modern college-level classroom environment methods and procedures, materials, and equipment; experience in the design and fabrication of lab activity equipment; experience designing and troubleshooting circuit boards and electrical components; experience with electrical circuits, motors, microcontrollers (such as Arduinos), electronics test equipment, and common machine shop tools.


Position posted until 8/20/17

Graduate Teaching Associate


Position Description

EED Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) from all engineering majors are employed to assist with the sequence for beginning engineering students, offered as a Standard sequence or as an Honors sequence. Each sequence has classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, Word, PowerPoint, and CAD software. In the labs, students collect, analyze and interpret experimental data, and each sequence culminates with a design-build project to solve a “real-world” problem. Developing teamwork and communication skills is an essential part of all courses.

GTAs assist in all components of the course; work directly with the students; assist faculty members with course and lab materials and assignments; ensure a safe and effective laboratory environment; and may assist with grading homework, lab reports, and exams. GTAs work closely with the undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) assigned to them and are responsible for overseeing any work that they assign to the UTAs.

To be successful, it is essential that a GTA is proficient in all course material and is prepared for labs by working through the student assignments.  Attendance is required at weekly team meetings and training sessions. As a co-worker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.  

In addition, GTAs maintain office hours (three to four hours per week) to assist students, refer students to appropriate resources, and attend training and education classes as scheduled (e.g., the UCAT Conference prior to Autumn Semester, Orientation and Training prior to each semester, and GTA seminar course). GTAs maintain class records on a central server, assist in the evaluation of student performance, and participate in ongoing efforts to improve this program. Faculty and staff from the EED sequence may assign other duties.



GTAs are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; acceptance as a graduate student in engineering or a related program at The Ohio State University. A desire to teach is essential.  The applicant may be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process. International applicants are required to have the appropriate language certification from the University to teach in the classroom. The successful applicant must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their first year and in developing the skills necessary for success in future courses. Competence in engineering graphics, SolidWorks, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Word, and MATLAB are required (other skills may be required depending on the class assigned). The applicant must be in good academic standing and be able to provide a current transcript and a letter of recommendation from an advisor, professor, or employer.

Working Hours and Compensation

Average twenty (20) hours per week per semester, which is a 50% appointment; must commit to work two academic semesters; consecutive semesters entitles the GTA to a summer term tuition & fee waiver.


EED Graduate Teaching Associates must adhere to the policies contained in the following documents:

EED Graduate Teaching Assistant Policies  |  View & Download

EED Service Policy for Graduate Teaching Associates  |  View & Download

APPLY for an EED Graduate Teaching Associate position 

Priority deadline for Autumn 2017 semester - March 10, 2017

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if new positions become available.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant


Position Description

The EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) attends all class and lab sessions as assigned. They actively assist students in their development of basic skills in the laboratory and the classroom. UTAs assist the GTAs in grading assignments and are required to attend mandatory training sessions and to participate in related duties such as exam review sessions. Faculty, Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs), or staff may assign other duties.



The UTA must be self-directed and comfortable in a team environment, both in the classroom and in the labs. The UTA must be truly interested in helping students succeed in their engineering fundamentals course work and develop the skills necessary for success in future courses. In addition, the UTA must have the following: 

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering sequence (includes: honors, scholars, standard, and transfer sequences)
  • For FEH UTAs, experience with the Honors sequence is preferred
  • For FE Scholars UTAs, experience with the Scholars sequence is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Competence in engineering graphics and the use of computer-based tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, Word, PowerPoint, and Computer Aided Design (CAD); and acceptance as a major in an engineering program, or related field
  • Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher is required

Images of UTAs may be used in printed material and videotapes made for the purpose of informing the university community and the general public about activities in the College of Engineering.


Working Hours and Compensation

On average, UTAs will work 10-12 hours per week with a typical maximum of 15 hours (unless otherwise specified and approved in advance). This range covers contact hours in class/lab with students, training and prep time (including self-study as needed), team meetings, orientation, and grading. 

Continued employment is based on completion of orientation, required training and assignments, satisfactory performance of duties and a recommendation from the supervising faculty.

Please consult the EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Policies document for expectations of EED UTAs. |  View & Download 

APPLY for an EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position

Priority deadline for Autumn 2017 semester - March 10, 2017

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if new positions become available.

Returning EED Undergraduate Teaching Assistants may apply HERE. (same deadlines)

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