Graduate Teaching Assistantships
GTAs assist with the teaching of undergraduate courses at Western. In September 2010, a graduate student with a full one-term GTAship will receive a base salary of $4,550 plus a one-time payment as provided in Article 17.02 of the Collective Agreement. Employment of registered graduate students as graduate teaching assistants is governed by the provisions of The Collective Agreement between The University of Western Ontario and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which can be found at Human Resources.
Current TA Opportunities
Application Deadline: November 16, 2012
Position Description: In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Chemistry would like to inform qualified graduate students that teaching assistantship positions in the following courses may be available, subject to course and section enrollment, in the department for the winter term. The competition is open to graduate students who are within the normal funding period, but graduate students who are less than one year beyond the normal period of funding are welcome to apply. These positions will be filled according to Article 12.06 of the Collective Agreement.
Chemistry 1200B tutorial. Responsibilities include giving problem-solving sessions (tutorial lectures), marking quizzes and recording marks, proctoring tests and exams, and assisting students one-on-one with course material.
Chemistry 1200B laboratory. Responsibilities include demonstrating laboratory procedures, assisting students with laboratory experiments, enforcing safety regulations, marking lab reports and recording marks, and proctoring tests and exams.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a chemistry program, a demonstrated ability to explain challenging chemical principles, outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude towards student learning.
Application deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Friday, November 16, 2012. Please send a cover letter that highlights your teaching achievements, and a resume of teaching experience, to Felix Lee (email@example.com). All applications will be acknowledged, but only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews for some of the positions may require the candidate to work through and present a set of chemistry problems.