Online Data Analytics Certificate - Course Assistant



In the fall of 2019, the Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) school is launching a brand new online certificate in Data Analytics. The materials for these new courses are being developed by the team at Penn’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES). 

To help support the teaching of these new online classes, the PORES team is looking to hire current Penn undergraduate students to serve as course assistants during the fall semester. These course assistants will be tasked with supporting the learning and development of online students by answering questions during assigned office hours, monitoring and responding to questions submitted on Piazza, providing feedback on weekly problem sets and serving as assistants during synchronous class sessions.

Applications for Fall 2019 course assistants are due April 5, 2019.


Candidate Qualifications

Ideal applicants will demonstrate a proficiency in R and have an interest in teaching or tutoring adult learners. Applicants must be available at least 5 hours each week, preferably in the evenings and on weekends, to hold online office hours. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus. Top applicants will also have taken at least one statistics class (PSCI 338 or equivalent) and/or have familiarity with providing constructive feedback on code.


How to Apply

Please send your resume and statement of interest to Upon receiving your application, you will be sent a problem set to complete so that the PORES team can evaluate your skills in R.