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Do you want to be part of our dynamic team? There are student, staff, and instructor positions in University College for individuals who are passionate about assisting students in their transition to college and in creating academic success. View open positions below.

Instructor Positions

Teaching Foundations for College Learning is an opportunity for dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to help our newest students learn how to successfully navigate OU and build a strong foundation for collegiate success.  Instructors are responsible for addressing common topics such as learning strategies, higher-level thinking, time-management, academic responsibility, major and career selection, social and emotional intelligence, campus involvement, university policies and resources, and personal wellness.  Through this letter-graded, two-credit-hour elective course, instructors also have an opportunity to share other areas of expertise by teaching a related FOCUS section of the course. 

Prospective instructors should have a master’s degree or higher, be knowledgeable of university programs, services, and resources, have prior experience teaching and/or working with university students, and be able to commit time to supporting first-year students as this role requires.

Applications for fall 2024 are available now at and will close at noon on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Applicants who have not taught Foundations for College Learning previously must complete an interview in addition to the application submission. Returning instructors may be asked to interview as well. In addition, mandatory training sessions will be required for all eligible new instructors.

New instructor applicants are required to attend one of the new instructor workshops on either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4. 

All instructors are required to attend the annual instructor conference held on Tuesday, May 7. In addition, instructors will be required to attend at least two 1-hour supplemental trainings from a suite of trainings over various topics held at various times throughout the summer. In addition, all instructors are asked to attend a summer training and the Class Kick-Off event in August. 

If you have questions, please contact Lori Stevens at (405) 325-3967 or via email at

Strategies for Success focuses on teaching students to recognize obstacles in achieving academic success. Topics include, but are not limited to, study habits, time management, emotional intelligence, making wise choices, and many other habits that successful students use in school, life and work. The course consists of a weekly two 50 minute small group (around 20 students) discussion times each week. Contact the Center for Student Advancement (CSA) for more information.

Student Positions

Flyer for the PTA Position.  Apply to be a Peer Teaching Assistant for UCOL Courses at


UCOL PTAs serve as Peer Teaching Assistants for UCOL courses: Foundations for College Learning, Intro to College Experience, Strategies for Success, and UC Seminar Courses. PTAs assist students in successful transition to OU in a variety of ways, including: serving as peer mentors, modeling positive academic habits, assisting first-year students in becoming acclimated to OU's campus and resources, and various other aspects aimed at assisting first-year students in creating success at OU. 

Information Sessions

  • Fri, Mar. 1st @ 12:00 PM | Wagner Hall 
  • Tues, Mar. 12th @ 4:00 PM | Wagner Hall
  • Thurs, Mar. 28th @ 3:00 PM | Wagner Hall 
  • Friday, Mar. 29th @ 11:00 AM | via Zoom
    Register for the Zoom link here: Register

Tabling at the Oklahoma Memorial Union

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Monday, Mar. 4 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Mar. 12 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Mar. 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, Mar. 28 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Monday, Apr. 1 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Time Commitment/Compensation:

UCOL PTAs should expect an average weekly time commitment of 5 hours/week for each course to which they are assigned. All UCOL PTAs must attend required trainings for their role. UCOL PTAs receive a tuition waiver in the amount of $250 per credit hour, typically $500 per course.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Minimum 3.0 OU Cumulative GPA
  • Successful completion of UCOL course or comparable experience
  • Must be available to serve as a PTA for Fall 2024 (the opportunity to serve in Spring 2025 is available to those that serve in the Fall, but not guaranteed based on limited course offerings)
  • Available to attend the required trainings (dates and times are listed on the PTA Application on Engage)

Applications are available on Engage through April 1st, 2024. Contact the Office of First-Year Learning & Engagement (FYLE) at for more information about being a PTA!

Undergraduate "tutors" must meet high academic standards and undergo required training, even beyond the College Reading and Learning Association certification standards. We seek undergraduates with at least 12 credits from OU, a 3.5 or higher GPA, and grades of A in the courses they wish to tutor. The position is posted at the end of each semester at under "UC Learning Center."

Undergraduate Office Assistants are the frontline of contact with students in the evenings.  Their duties include tracking center visits, booking tutoring appointments, disseminating department information, and performing special projects for UC Action and the Student Success Series in UC's Student Learning Center. The position is posted at the end of each semester at under "UC Learning Center."