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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

Gateway to College Learning is an opportunity for dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to teach our newest students how to successfully navigate OU and build a strong foundation for collegiate success.  Instructors are responsible for addressing common topics such as liberal arts education, learning strategies, library skills, higher-level thinking, academic responsibility, major and career selection, social and emotional intelligence, 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 FOCUS section of the course. 

Prospective instructors should have a master’s degree or higher, be knowledgeable of university programs, services, and resources, and have prior experience teaching and/or working with university students.

Applications for fall 2020 are available now at and will close at 5 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Applicants who have not taught Gateway to College Learning previously will have an interview in addition to the application. In addition, mandatory training sessions will be required for all eligible new instructors.

Returning instructors are required to attend the annual instructor training held on May 13 and supplemental trainings held at various times throughout the summer.

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

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."

click here to apply to be a PTA

Freshman Programs hires current OU students to serve as Peer Teaching Assistants (PTAs) in Gateway to College Learning, Strategies for Success, and University College Seminars. Applications are available on OrgSync through February 21, 2020. Contact Nicole Doherty for more information about being a PTA!

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."

The New Sooner Orientation Program hires enthusiastic, people-oriented, responsible OU students to welcome new students and their parents to campus each summer. The application opens early each spring semester and is usually due by late March.