IPE Student Worker Opportunities 

Background & Description 

Teaching Assistant positions in the CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) supports the program’s 1-credit courses in the spring and/or fall semester, teaching 650+ students training in six health professions including Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy.  


The IPE program recruits 6-11 TAs for Spring and Fall semesters. Please see the IPE Teaching Assistant Student Employee Job Description for more information and submit your application here. 


Application Timeline: 

Spring Semester: October through November 

Fall Semester: April through May 


Time Commitment: part-time (10-12 hours/week) hybrid position (remote with at least 1 on-campus day per semester). 


Length of Employment: 8 –12 weeks each semester 


Pay Range: $16-20/hour or $1,600 - $2,000/semester. 


This commitment requires:  

  • A high degree of discretion & professionalism  
  • Self-directed problem solving  
  • Working with faculty and professional staff onsite and online  
  • Reviewing course content  
  • Grading & reviewing student assignments.  
  • Ability to grade on Thursday/Fridays weekly during the course and meet grading deadlines.  
  • Communicating with faculty & staff about student progress  
  • Completion of an onboarding training, including privacy training  
  • Attendance at weekly check-in sessions  
  • Providing in-class support for faculty as needed for at least 1 of the 4 on-campus, synchronous sessions held on Wednesday afternoons 2-5:30pm on the Anschutz Medical Campus   
  • The Teaching Assistants will also enthusiastically advance our culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and antiracism (IDEA) in all aspects of IPE education. 


Eligibility Requirements: 

Minimum Requirements:  

  • TAs must be enrolled in class for the entire semester they are employed  
  • A current Masters or PhD student in a relevant field at CU Denver | Anschutz | Colorado Spring | Boulder.  
  • Applicants will be subject to a background check and proof of legal work status prior to hiring.  
  • Experience with Canvas Learning Management System  
  • Ability to work on Thursday/Fridays weekly during the course to meet grading deadlines


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Familiarity or experience with Interprofessional Education (IPE), teamwork, collaboration, communication, ethics, health equity, mental health/substance use, healthcare systems/delivery or related fields 
  • Experience grading using rubrics.  
  • Highly detail oriented.  



IPE Course Descriptions:  

Fall Course: Interprofessional Healthcare Ethics & Health Equity  

This course develops foundational knowledge and basic practical skills to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical and health equity issues in clinical practice. This course integrates interprofessional collaboration and teamwork to teach students ethical theory and reasoning, professional ethics and its historical origins, and approaches to health care decision-making. Through small group activities, discussion boards, didactic modules and clinical cases, students will practice navigating ethical dilemmas and identifying social, structural, and systemic issues that impact healthcare access, delivery of care, and patient outcomes. This course combines asynchronous, online modules and synchronous in-person sessions. 


Spring Course: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice  

This course develops core competencies in teamwork & collaboration for incoming health professions students. Students will learn in Interprofessional Teams (IP) teams coached by IPE faculty, develop essential communication skills and processes for simultaneous and sequential teams, and provide feedback on individual and team performance to improve IP collaboration. Students will engage with foundational knowledge and basic practical teaming and communication skills which contribute to patient care and team development. Through team activities, discussion boards, didactic modules and clinical cases, students will explore the importance of teamwork, collaboration and quality improvement for patient centered care delivery, patient, and health care system outcomes. Students will reflect on professional roles and responsibilities and demonstrate interprofessional collaboration. This course combines asynchronous, online modules and synchronous in-person sessions. 

CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

CU Anschutz

Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanites

13080 East 19th Avenue


Mail Stop 8700

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4639
Fax: (303) 724-6371


CMS Login