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Philip Schot
01-22-2001, 03:51 AM
Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Department of Human Kinetics at the University of Wisconsin -
Milwaukee offers a Master of Science degree program emphasizing research
in the human movement sciences. The program provides instruction and
research opportunities for students interested in studying the
biopsychosocial aspects of human movement. The thrust of the curriculum
is the integration of the body of knowledge fundamental to the science
of human movement through study in at least three of the five
sub-disciplines represented by faculty in the program (Biomechanics,
Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Psychological Aspects of Physical
Activity and Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity). The Department
has graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions available in three areas
(outlined in more detail below). Only students accepted to the Human
Kinetics graduate program will be considered for a GTA appointment.

Criteria for admission to the graduate program include:
1. GRE scores
2. Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 2.75 on 4.0
scale)
3. Appropriate coursework history

Program application materials may be obtained by contacting the
Graduate School (414.229.4982) or the department's Graduate Coordinator,
Dr. Barbara Meyer (414.229.4591 or bbmeyer@uwm.edu). Our web-site
(http://www.uwm.edu/SAHP/gp/hk/ghkmenu.html) has additional helpful
information.

To apply for a GTA appointment, candidates shall also submit:
1. A formal letter of application
2. A resume / vita that presents information and experiences
relevant to GTA duties
3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's
abilities to perform GTA duties

Candidates may include their GTA application materials along with their
documentation for admission to the program. For full consideration for
a GTA appointment, materials must be received by March 16, 2001.

Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9
months), renewable, and dependent on funding. GTAs are required to
enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours to maintain eligibility. GTA
appointments are half-time and carry a waiver of tuition plus a stipend
of approximately $9,000 per academic year. Students are responsible to
pay fees.

Biomechanics: Primary responsibilities include delivery of
undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course
instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting
with other class administration needs. Contact: Philip Schot, PhD
(pschot@uwm.edu).

Exercise Physiology: Primary responsibilities include delivery of
undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course
instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting
with other class administration needs. Contact: Steve McCole, PhD
(smccole@uwm.edu).

Motor Control/Motor Learning/Motor Development: Primary
responsibilities include grading of undergraduate assignments (Motor
Development in Spring), delivery of undergraduate lab sections (Motor
Learning in Spring) under the supervision of the course instructor,
consulting with students during office hours, and assisting with other
class administration needs. Contact: Philip Schot, PhD
(pschot@uwm.edu).

Psychology/Sociology/Statistics: Primary responsibilities are
associated with delivery of an undergraduate statistics course (direct
review sessions, consult with students during office hours, and assist
with other class administration needs) with limited additional duties
related to psychology of sport/exercise and sociology of physical
activity courses. Contact: Barbara Meyer, PhD (bbmeyer@uwm.edu).

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