Student Employment Opportunities in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Physics employs a large number of students in the chemistry lecture rooms, teaching labs, stockroom, and Science Help Center. Entry-level positions include laboratory and stockroom assistants. Students who have completed several semesters of chemistry at ISU may also work as teaching assistants, Help Center tutors, and supplemental instructors.

Students should apply for positions during Priority Registration (in April for Fall courses, and in November for Spring courses). The Department will begin to make hiring decisions near the end of these registration periods. There may be additional hiring at the start of each semester, and hiring for the Summer terms.

If you have questions, contact Mitzi Nichols in the Chemistry Office (Science 35) or Prof. Stephen Wolf (Science 51K).

Position Descriptions

SCIENCE HELP CENTER TUTOR

Assist students seeking help with their chemistry homework and lab reports.
Qualifications: Completion of at least one year of chemistry at ISU.
Schedule: Tutors are typically available in the Science Help Center MTWRF 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Hourly wage: $11.00
Need: 8-10 students per semester
To Apply: Complete the following application form, 

and give a copy of it to Mitzi Nichols in the Chemistry Office (Science 35).

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)

Assist a faculty instructor in the chemistry teaching laboratory, including with the grading of lab reports and exams. Teaching assistants work an average of five hours per week per laboratory course.
Qualifications: Prior experience as a laboratory assistant is essential.
Schedule: Chemistry laboratories are scheduled on TR 8:00-10:50, MTWRF 2:00-4:50, and occasionally M or T 6:00-8:50. TAs are needed for some lab sections.
Hourly wage: $11.00
Need: 6-10 students per semester
To Apply: Complete the following application form, 

and give a copy of it to Mitzi Nichols in the Chemistry Office (Science 35).

 

LABORATORY ASSISTANT (LA)

Assist a faculty instructor in the chemistry teaching laboratory.
Qualifications: Completion of at least one chemistry laboratory course at ISU is preferred. Students completing majors-level courses (e.g. CHEM 105L/106L) are qualified to work as a laboratory assistant in the non-majors laboratories (CHEM 100L/103L/104L).
Schedule: Chemistry laboratories are scheduled on TR 8:00-10:50, MTWRF 2:00-4:50, and occasionally M or T 6:00-8:50. LAs are needed for all lab sections.
Hourly wage: $8.50, $9.25, or $10.00, depending on years of experience
Need: 15-18 students per semester
To Apply: Complete the following application form, 

and give a copy of it to Mitzi Nichols in the Chemistry Office (Science 35).

 

STOCKROOM ASSISTANT

Assist in the chemistry stockroom.
Qualifications: Completion of at least one chemistry course at ISU is preferred but not necessary.
Schedule: Assistants generally work in the stockroom while the teaching laboratories are in session (TR 8:00-10:50, MTWRF 2:00-4:50, and occasionally M or T 6:00-8:50).
Hourly wage: $8.50, $9.25, or $10.00, depending on years of experience
Need: 3-5 students per semester
To Apply: Contact Erik Ingebrigtsen in the stockroom.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTOR (SI)

Assist a faculty instructor with Foundational Studies chemistry (CHEM 100), non-majors chemistry (CHEM 103/104), or majors-level general and organic chemistry (CHEM 105/106 and 351/352). Supplemental instructors attend chemistry lectures, lead help sessions for students, and assist in the CHEM 105/106 workshops.
Qualifications: Completion of at least one majors-level chemistry course at ISU.
Hourly wage: Contact the Center for Student Success
Need: 6-8 students per semester
To Apply: Contact the faculty instructor who is teaching a chemistry course for which you are interested in serving as an SI. If the instructor agrees to have you serve as SI, the instructor will forward your name to Brad Byers, the coordinator of the SI program. The SI program is administered through the Center for Student Success (First floor of Normal Hall). The Center, not the Department of Chemistry and Physics, will hire you to serve as SI for the chemistry course.

Contact Information
Jennifer Inlow, Chairperson
email:jennifer.inlow@indstate.edu

Department of Chemistry and Physics
600 Chestnut Street
Science Building, Room 035
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Chemistry
Office: Science 035
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-2232

Physics
Office: Science 165
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-4396

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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