CETL—Job Openings

Current Job Openings at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


The educational development specialist supports CETL in the development of new programming and with the administration and delivery of existing programing.  The candidate will be expected to collaborate with CETL staff to select tasks and projects as the needs of the teaching and learning center evolve. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. as well as proven experience in teaching and student support.  The position is a 40-hour/week, 12-month appointment. 


  • Teaches sections of the credit-bearing leader training courses for student-led collaborative learning programs, largely in STEM courses
  • Works directly with faculty regarding the content and pedagogy of the training courses for student leader and the supervision of the associated student-led groups
  • Develops, administers, and implements training for teaching assistants, tutors, and study skills consultants
  • Develops and administers learning support for students enrolled in STEM fields. Provides direct support for STEM students, individually and in groups
  • Develops and administers teaching support for instructors in STEM fields
  • Participates in the assessment of learning support programs for STEM courses

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or higher in science, science education, or related field. Ph.D is strongly preferred. Two to five years experience in teaching and educational assessment. Experience in teaching & learning centers and/or collaborative learning programs a strong plus.  TA training experience a plus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in the field of assignment, and 2 years (prefer 2-5 years) in teaching and learning support.  A year or more of post-baccalaureate academic work in field of assignment or a related field is desirable; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
University of Rochester
1-154 Dewey Hall ~ Box 270359
Rochester, NY 14627
Or e-mail to:
Subject header: Educational Specialist, CETL
To be considered for this position, applicants must also apply online at: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/
Reference ID: 188068 
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We are accepting online applications from full-time undergraduate students for classroom notetakers. This position pays $8.00 per hour. That's right! You can actually get paid for going to class! As a notetaker you will be paid for notes prepared during class time. You will be required to drop off notes to our office within 24 hours of each class. If you have questions, contact CETL at 275-9049 or stop by our office, 1-154 Dewey Hall. [Notetaking Application].


Individual and small group tutoring is available for a range of subjects through the College Tutoring Program in CETL. All new tutors will be required to attend two face-to-face training sessions and complete up to three online modules through Blackboard. Returning tutors will be encouraged to participate in this training but will only be required to attend one face-to-face session. Tutors in training will be compensated for their time. The pay rate is $10/hour for undergraduates and $14/hour for graduate students. Download the [undergraduate application] or the [graduate application] and our [expectations for tutors]. Interested students can bring the completed application, along with a BlackBoard record of grade history and one letter of reference, to 1-154 Dewey Hall or e-mail it to Sarah Gerin.


We are accepting applications from graduate students for proctoring positions. Proctors earn $12.50/hour for general proctoring and $14.00/hour for scribing. Proctors monitor students who receive extra time during exams. Scribes assist students with disabilities in completing exams; occasionally scribes are needed for lab courses.

If you are interested in being a proctor, please stop by our office and fill out an application, or you may [download the application] and return to us by email at cetl@rochester.edu or drop it off at 1-154 Dewey Hall.


Study group leaders take the credit-bearing seminar CAS 352 or 355 for study group leaders, and prepare, conduct and keep records for a weekly study group, typically in league with the course instructor. Study group leaders earn about $30 per weekly study group session. We are looking for people who excelled in the subjects that they would lead groups in, demonstrate passion for the subject, and want to help others to both learn the subject well and to become better learners. For more information about the Program's purpose and practicalities, see the study group web page. Study groups are scheduled to fit the leaders' timetables. Further questions can be directed to Robin Frye.

To apply, please [download an application form] and submit it, with supporting materials, to us at 1-154 Dewey Hall.  Handwritten applications are equally welcome.  If you e-mail the form, please send it and the supplementary materials in PDF format.

For the greatest opportunities, apply early in the course registration period. Interviews generally take place before the examination period, and openings for the following term tend to be filled by the end of exams. Occasionally there are further openings at the start of term. All openings are generally filled before the add/drop deadline.