- Computational Social Science
- Critical Data Studies
- Data Science
- Economics and Information
- Education Technology
- Ethics, Law and Policy
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Incentives and Computation
- Infrastructure Studies
- Interface Design and Ubiquitous Computing
- Natural Language Processing
- Network Science
- Social Computing and Computer-supported Cooperative Work
- Technology and Equity
There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to be employed as course staff within Information Science. Students hired as course staff may choose to work for an hourly salary or work for course credit. Typically, students are hired for one semester at a time, but, in some cases, student appointments are extended for a full academic year. Students may only work as course staff for one class per semester.
Course Staff Positions
- Undergraduate Consultants - responsible for grading assignments and/or exams, holding office hours, answering EdDiscussion questions, and/or other duties as assigned
- Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) - responsible for leading discussion sections, developing assignments, serving as Head Consultant, and/or other duties as assigned
Working for an Hourly Salary
Undergraduate tudents choosing to work as Course Staff for pay will receive an hourly salary based on their experience level, job duties, and level of course for which they are working. Students cannot work for both an hourly salary and course credit at the same time.
Students working for an hourly salary must:
- Apply online
- Have a valid I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form on file with Cornell University
- Attend a mandatory TA training session (for first-time Info Sci course staff employees only)
Working for Course Credit
Students choosing to work as Course Staff for course credit will receive credit hours for INFO 4910. The number of credits a student can earn is determined by the Info Sci faculty member for which the student is working and is based on their experience level, job duties, and level of course for which they are working. Students cannot work for both an hourly salary and course credit at the same time.
INFO 4910 counts only as an advisor approved elective and can be taken for either S/U or Grade. Arts & Sciences students are advised NOT to take INFO 4910, as none of the credits taken in INFO 4910 will be counted toward the academic credits needed for graduation.
Students working for course credit must:
- Apply online
- Add the course by enrolling in your professor’s section of INFO 4910 in Student Center.
- Attend a mandatory TA Training Session (for first-time Info Sci course staff employees only)
The Information Science Department offers a training program that focuses on the real issues that our Course Staff deal with every day, such as helping students during crowded office hours, grading effectively and fairly, keeping limits, dealing with implicit bias, and handling distressed students. One-time participation in Consultant/TA training is required of all undergraduate Course Staff.
If you participated in the training during a prior semester, you do not need to participate again.
All students interested in a course staff position within Information Science need to complete an online application, even if you have worked as course staff before.
Please see the Course Hiring website for further information.