University of Michigan Teacher Assistant in Ann Arbor, Michigan


The University of Michigan Health System Children's has an opening for the position of Associate Teacher.

Duties will include:

  • To teach curricula and care for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices in an educational laboratory setting. Function as a model teacher while assisting with the research and training placement students in the classroom. Observe the development and progress of children. Work respectfully, cooperatively and creatively with all others in the workplace to achieve a positive work environment.

  • Assist in the development of instructional methods, materials and techniques using developmentally appropriate practices for children within a laboratory setting.

  • Assist in discussing the children's experiences with parents, staff and participating educators and researchers.

  • Assist in evaluating, documenting and assessing the development and progress of children, including accommodating the unique needs or circumstances of individual children.

  • Participate in meetings and conferences to determine methods, techniques and activities in order to provide developmentally appropriate practices in laboratory classroom settings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Relevant Associate's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.

  • Ability to move, hold and position oneself when interacting with children and objects up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to occasionally access/use equipment in classroom facilities. Must be able to interact and move around with children in such a way as to fully participate in classroom activities.

  • Ability to supervise and interact with children outdoors for extended periods of varied weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is preferred.

  • Experience working in a group setting with children 3 months to 5 years is preferred.

  • Some experience in laboratory early childhood setting is desirable.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Associate Teacher

Job Title

Teacher Assistant

Work Location

Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Univ Human Resources


UM Children's Centers

Posting Begin/End Date

10/17/2016 – 10/31/2016


$25,000.00 –$35,000.00

Career Interest

Instructional Services

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