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Job Req ID:  52756

BMEI Teaching Assistant/Grader

General summary/purpose:

Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI) is an online course for high school students who have an interest in learning more about engineering. BMEI is administered by the Center for Educational Outreach in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The mission of the Center is to increase the number of youths pursuing STEM education and careers. Biomedical Engineering Innovation is designed to give students a significant understanding of biomedical engineering, allowing them to make informed college and career decisions.


Biomedical Engineering Innovation is based on an introductory engineering course taught to freshmen biomedical engineering students at JHU. The course includes online lectures but focuses on hands-on lab experiments and projects. Graded coursework includes lab reports, homework assignments, weekly quizzes, presentations, and a scientific poster. At the end of the course, students who earn an A or B receive JHU credit for the course. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to expose students to biomedical engineering design and modeling, allow them to apply the math and science they learn in high school to solving real world problems, and to help students develop critical thinking skills.


Knowledge and Skills:


Education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Biomedical Engineering Innovation Teaching Assistant (TA) must be punctual, have a positive attitude, and treat students with respect. Must also be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. A strong understanding of general engineering principles and extensive lab experience is preferred. Finally, TAs must have a positive attitude and generate enthusiasm for engineering in the classroom. They must be familiar with Blackboard and willing to learn how to use Microsoft Teams. Special preference will be given to applicants who have taken EN 580 BME Modeling and Design at JHU.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 2 years of college course work.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of sophomore year of an engineering degree and demonstrate knowledge of the content covered in BMEI.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Delivering Course Content and Grading: (40%)
  • Answering student questions in Microsoft Teams and troubleshooting issues with the labs (50%)
  • TAs also work closely with students, acting as a mediator between the students and the instructors (10%)

Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant 
Working Title: BMEI Teaching Assistant/Grader 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F 8:00 - 5:00pm Some weekends and evenings 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 60004726-CEO Instructors and Students 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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