Job opportunities in academics

Many academic departments employ student assistants. Opportunities are listed below in alphabetical order.

 

Academic Affairs

Arts & lecture assistant Hours: 4/week
Supervisor: Margaret Smith Wage: minimum wage
Contact:smithm@bluffton.edu Positions: 1

The arts & lecture assistant provides logistical and promotional support for weekly Forum events.


 

Biology

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Robert Antibus Wage: minimum wage

Contact: antibusr@bluffton.edu

Positions: 2

The biology assistant will assist the professor in ways such as grading papers or assisting with set-up/clean-up as well as during the labs. The assistant may also be asked to tutor students in lower-level classes.


 

Chemistry

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Charles Daws Wage: minimum wage
Contact: dawsc@bluffton.edu Positions: 2

The chemistry assistant will assist the professor in ways such as grading papers or assisting with set-up/clean-up as well as during the labs. The assistant may also be asked to tutor students in lower-level classes.


 

Criminal Justice

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Rudi Kauffman Wage: minimum wage
Contact: kauffmanr@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The student assistant will assist the criminal justice faculty with needs related to class preparation, student activities and on-going departmental research projects.

 

Business Studies

Assistant Hours: 4 or 6/week
Supervisor: Gary Schiefer Wage: minimum wage
Contact: schieferg@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
The department assistant is responsible for assisting the department faculty in any way that is needed. They will also do desk related jobs.

Tutor Hours: 4/week
Supervisor: Gary Schiefer Wage: minimum wage
Contact: schieferg@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
The department tutor is responsible for tutoring students and grading assignments.

 

English and Language

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Cynthia Bandish Wage: minimum wage
Contact: bandishc@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
The position of English department assistant is a combination of clerical duties and research responsibilities. The assistant will work with the professor so that academic needs of the student are met.

 

History

Assistant Hours: 6/week
Supervisor: Perry Bush Wage: minimum wage
Contact: bushp@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
The history assistant is responsible for general clerical duties. They will also be asked to assist their supervisor in any other way possible.

 

Honors Program

Assistant Hours: 4/week
Supervisor: Rudi Kauffman Wage: minimum wage
Contact:  kauffmanr@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
This position provides administrative support for the honors program.

 

Learning Resource Center

Lab assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Jacqui Slinger Wage: minimum wage
Contact: slingerj@bluffton.edu Positions: 10
The LRC lab assistant will help the director of the LRC in various functions. This includes managing human and material resources needed for the LRC to operate.

 


Student Manager Hours: 12/week
Supervisor: Jacqui Slinger Wage: minimum wage+$.50
Contact: slingerj@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The LRC student manager is responsible for coordinating and assisting with numerous LRC projects and activities. They will also perform clerical duties.

 


Tutor Hours: 2/week
Supervisor: Jacqui Slinger Wage: minimum wage
Contact: slingerj@bluffton.edu Positions: 10
The LRC tutor will provide support and assistance to any student desiring to improve academic success. The tutor will help the students learn and master the course content by working with them on a one-to-one basis for the entire semester or until the student drops tutorial services. They will tutor students in basic study skills and various general education courses.

 

Mathematics

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Darryl Nester Wage: minimum wage
Contact: nesterd@bluffton.edu Positions: 4
Student assistants in mathematics must be able to perform a variety of tasks that require an aptitude for and experience with college mathematics courses. Department assistants will grade papers and tutor students.

 

Nutrition

Assistant Hours: 4/week
Supervisor: Deb Myers Wage: minimum wage
Contact: myersd@bluffton.edu Positions: 4
The assistants are responsible for various duties within the department.

 

Peace & Conflict Studies

Mediation assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor:  TBD Wage: minimum wage
Contact: Positions: 1
The peace & conflict studies assistant will work directly with the director of peace & conflict studies in order to support the existing academic program and to enhance the program’s profile on campus and in the community.

 

Physics

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Charles Daws Wage: minimum wage
Contact: dawsc@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The physics department assistant will assist the professor in ways such as grading papers or assisting with set-up/clean-up as well as during the labs. The assistant may also be asked to tutor students in lower-level classes.

 

Psychology

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Will Slater Wage: minimum wage
Contact: slaterw@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The department assistant is responsible for assisting the psychology department in any way possible. They will need to perform general clerical duties, as well as provide tutoring.

 

Religion

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Randy Keeler Wage: minimum wage
Contact: keelerr@bluffton.edu Positions: 4
The religion department student assistant is responsible for performing office duties. They will also be asked to collate and mail internal memos related to coursework.

 

Social Work

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Walt Paquin Wage: minimum wage
Contact: paquinw@bluffton.edu Positions: 2
The social work assistant is responsible for assisting the social work faculty in the work of the social work program. They will be asked to type and prepare documents, perform desk duties, keep records and miscellaneous tasks.

 

Sociology

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Will Slater Wage: minimum wage
Contact: slaterw@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The sociology assistant is responsible for assisting the sociology faculty in any way possible. They will be asked to perform desk duties, as well as record grades.

 

Spanish

Assistant Hours: 8/week
Supervisor: Cynthia Bandish Wage: minimum wage
Contact: bandishc@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The Spanish assistant is responsible for clerical duties and tutoring students. They will also supervise the Spanish table.

 


Tutor Hours: 4/week
Supervisor: Cynthia Bandish Wage: minimum wage
Contact: bandishc@bluffton.edu Positions: 1
The Spanish tutor performs jobs that will assist faculty and Spanish professors. They will also explain class material to students with difficulties.

 

Writing Center

Tutor Hours: 8/week - 4/week
Supervisor: Cynthia Bandish Wage: minimum wage
Contact: bandishc@bluffton.edu Positions: 5
The writing center tutor is responsible for preparing the Writing Center, maintaining records, providing tutoring and keeping statistics of usage.