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What are Chemistry Instructional Assistants?

Chemistry Instructional Assistants (CIAs) are undergraduate students who want to foster student learning by providing a welcoming environment to encourage the curiosity and understanding of chemistry. They are part of the Chemistry Instructional Center (CIC) team and are committed to creating a welcoming environment, service, building relationships, and innovation in peer learning.

Why apply?

  • Convenient, on-campus job
  • Develop / enhance leadership skills
  • Improve problem solving skills
  • Practical application of chemistry knowledge
  • Build your network with people throughout Boise State campus
  • Prepare for the MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exams
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Flexible hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM


  • Completion of General Chemistry I & II (Chem 111 and 111L, Chem 112 and 112L)
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Preferred Skills

  • Completion of Analytical (211 & 212) and/or Organic Chemistry (307, 308, 309, & 310)
  • Previous teaching or tutoring experience – B2, Learning Assistant (LA), private tutoring, lab instructor, etc.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Multilingual

Ready to apply?

Start your online application now!

(We normally hire twice per year – hiring June/July to start work during the Fall semester, and hiring November/December to start work during the Spring semester.)


Contact Nicole Cornell, CIC Manager, at