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ULC Instructional Aide, PRN (Part-time Remote)

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

ULC Instructional Aide, PRN (Part-time Remote)


Off-Campus: Scottsdale

Instructional Specialist PRN

Job Description

The Learning Enterprise at ASU seeks creative, highly motivated, self-directed, detail-oriented candidates with strong written and verbal skills, to assist with grading and course management for our Universal Learner Courses (ULC), which are delivered remotely. ULCs are scalable and delivered asynchronously, and can have between 200-1,000+learners in each course. Most courses are 8 weeks, but a few that are 15-weeks. We are looking to hire for; Fall B: 10/11/2023- 12/6/2023; Spring A: 1/9/2024-3/6/2024; Spring C: 1/9/2024-5/1/2024; and Spring B: 3/6/2024-5/1/2024. Future sessions may be available, but not guaranteed.

The ULC Course Instructional Aide(s) will support faculty with learner assessment in online courses by providing feedback, as well as grade support, to learners on in-class activities and assignments. The ULC Instructional Aide(s) will monitor and grade assignments, and may be tasked to help learners navigate challenges within the Universal Learner Course. 

ULC courses where course Instructional Aides may be needed; 

CGF 194-Resilient American Futures: An Academic Road Trip, 
ASM 246 -Human Origin
REL 101 -Religion, Culture, and Public Life
PHY 194 -Energy Matters
HST 100 -Global History to 1500
HST 102 -Europe and the Mediterranean: Ancient and Medieval
HST 109 -United States to 1865
BIO 100- The Living World
BIO 130 -Intro to Environmental Science
CEE 181- Technological, Social , and Sustainable Systems
CSE 110 -Principles of Programming
COM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication
ENG 101 -First-Year Composition
ENG 102 - First-Year Composition II: Research and Writing
PAF 112 -Identity, Service, and American Democracy
POS 110 -American Government & Politics
HCR 220-Introduction to the Health Professions and the US Healthcare System
HCR 230- Culture & Health
PAF 112- Identity, Service, and American Democracy
CHM 101- Introduction to Chemistry
CHM 114- Chemistry for Engineers

This is a temporary part-time position, with maximum hours of 19.5 per week. It may terminate when the work is no longer available. Continuation of role in sessions beyond class session for which hired for, is not guaranteed. 

Job Family

Student Advancement

Department Name

Learning Enterprise



VP Code

Learning Enterprise

Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$16.00 - $19.00 per hour; DOE

Close Date

14-September-2023 is the initial close date; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.



Essential Duties

  • The ULC Course Instructional Aide(s) will be expected to participate in several initial 1- hour virtual training sessions, as well as other calibration sessions as needed. 
  • Successful candidates will have a significant understanding of course concepts and will be able to effectively provide substantive feedback and grade learner assignments in a timely manner. 
  • The role may require addressing learner challenges and questions within the course shell via Discussion boards.   
  • Monitor and engage in discussion activities within course Discussion boards. 
  • Other tasks as assigned by Learning Enterprise team. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s in English Composition, History, Chemistry, Biology, Communication, or related field
  • Commitment to directly advancing education equity for scholars in underserved communities.
  • Experience in engagement, team-building, and communications skills
  • Teaching experience is a plus, with preference given to those who have experience working with high-school students
  • Experience as a tutor and/or with student success
  • Experience with Canvas or comparable Learning Management System
  • Experience in working proactively with limited oversight 
  • Experience in exceling in changing or challenging circumstances
  • Demonstrated content knowledge and/or coursework in a related field
  • Evidence of commitment to provide consistent support to students

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • May be required to perform tasks in the field within and/or across University campuses. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. 

Department Statement

About the Learning Enterprise
We believe that the rigid and linear design of traditional higher education is neither an effective ladder to social and economic opportunity for all learners nor is it responsive to rapidly evolving workforce needs. ASU has responded to these challenges with the creation of Learning Enterprise (LE). We are guided by the belief that everyone should have universal access to education and opportunity. At every stage of life.

LE re-imagines the role of universities in society and evolves the design of learning offerings. These products (LE’s learning offerings) are academically rigorous, tech-enabled, and outcomes-driven. They are stackable, accessible, and evidence-based — designed to respond to the needs of students and employers with the resources and values of the university. 

LE‘s initial focus is on the following areas: foundational skills and mindsets, professional and technical career skills and personal development, cultural and civic learning.

At LE, we share a common set of values that guide our work and collaboration:

Scrappy. We are undaunted by challenges. We remain undeterred by anything that stands in the way of moving our vision forward. If we fall, we get up, over and over again. If it doesn’t exist, we create it. If something doesn’t work, we try something else.

Driven. We always push to be better for ourselves, for each other, and for our students. We are not defeated or guided by the status quo. We see what could be and relentlessly pursue it.

Intentional Architects. We know our attitude towards what we are doing will determine our success. We see the big picture and take deep pride in building every block that makes up our long-term vision. We are motivated by the potential of a transformed future while remaining firmly focused on tending to the tasks in front of us today.

Leading from the heart. We deeply care about people and their well-being. Everyone is unconditionally supported. We believe in human potential and invest in continuous growth.

Candid collaborators. We share ideas and feedback at all levels. We have strong opinions loosely held and intentionally engage in debate. We strive for clarity through direct and honest communication. We know our work is better for it.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.