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Ariel Deardorff
Ariel is the Director of Data Science and Open Scholarship. Contact Ariel for help with data sharing, data management, reproducibility, and open science.

Seeking a Library Data Science Student Teaching Assistant

Position overview

The mission of the Library’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) is to build computational and data skills in the UCSF community by providing education and resources to trainees, faculty, and staff. We are passionate about teaching hands-on workshops that equip our community with the skills they need to collect, analyze, visualize, and share their data in a reproducible manner. In order to meet the growing need for fundamental data science education on campus our team is looking for two new Student Teaching Assistants to support the activities of the DSI. If you are excited by the idea of empowering others with data science skills please consider applying!

What will you do?

The Data Science Student Teaching Assistants will work approximately 8 hours a week. Working under the guidance of our Data Services Librarian and other team members they will: 

  • TA and co-teach introductory R and Python programming workshops 
  • Assist with lesson prep and other Library Data Science teaching activities
  • Offer basic 1:1 programming help to UCSF community members 

What will you learn?

Through this role the Data Science Student Teaching Assistants will gain:

  • An introduction to best practices in teaching and instructional design
  • Experience supporting hands-on workshops and providing 1:1 training
  • Mentorship from Library staff
  • Exposure to a wide range of data science topics

What are we looking for?

  • Experience with or enthusiasm for training others 
  • Intermediate level of comfort with either R or Python programming language 


$21.61/hr, no fee remission

Ready to apply?

Please send a cover letter and CV to Ariel Deardorff with the subject “Data Science Student Teaching Assistant”. Applications will be reviewed starting May 17.