Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

GTAs assist with the teaching of undergraduate courses at Western. In September 2013, 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 18.02 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

Faculty of Arts and Humanities (1 position)

French Studies Language Laboratory Instructor for French 1002 and/or French 1010 2 terms full GTAship contract starting September and ending April 30th, 2015 Laboratories for French courses FR1001 and/or FR1010 Required: Excellent spoken and written French and English; experience in teaching FSL at the University level; Experience in a language laboratory setting an advantage but not required. Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche at lamarche@uwo.ca no later than September 9, 2014.

Faculty of Science (various positions)

Geography 1100A Fundamentals of Geography Responsibilities include grading quizzes, lab assignments, mid-terms and final exam and attending lectures. Preference will be given to those who have taken Geography courses and have a broad knowledge of the Fundamentals of Geography and basic geographical skills, including GIS and Remote Sensing. Please respnod with cover letter and CV to: ljohns24@uwo.ca by September 12th, 2014.

Applied Mthematics Calculus 1000 (5,7.5 or 10 hours per week) Topics include differentiation, integration, limits and continuity. Responsibilities may include supervision of students in tutorials, marking of assignments and quizzes, proctoring of quizzes and exams, staffing student help centres and/or office hours for individual student help. Graduate students in Mathematics, Applied Math and Engineering programs will be given preference. Application deadline: 4:00 pm Tuesday September 9, 2014. Send an updates curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Lindi Wahl lwahl@uwo.ca via UWO mail server only. All candidates must have the approval of their program supervisor. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only successful candidates will be notified when the deadline has passed.

Biology 3484A Patterns in Diversity (10 hours per week) Responsibilities include attending lectures and meetings, running tutorials, marking assignments, record keeping, and proctoring/marking exams (midterm and final). Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and have extensive knowledgeable in the field of biodiversity and biodiversity- related topics such as evolution and systematics, and in particular arthropods and insects.

Biology 2601A Physiology of Organisms (10 hours per week) This course replaces 2672A and 2660A/B. Responsibilities include supervision of students in the labs and marking of assignments. Participation in safety training and attendance at weekly meetings is expected. Teaching experience is desired.

Biology 2244A Introduction to Statistics (10 hours per week) TAs may be responsible for: leading several computer lab sections (~50 students), marking/providing feedback on written assignments, attending regular course meetings, answering student questions about graded assignments, and/or proctoring exams. Theoretical and applied understanding of statistical concepts (e.g. sampling & study design, probability, summary statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, t-tests, correlation & regression, and ANOVA), clarify of spoken English, and excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills are essential. Knowledge of SPSS statistical software is an asset, but not required.

Biology 3592A Principles of Human Genetics (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, marking (assignments, midterm & final exams), record keeping, attending classes and meetings, and proctoring midterm & final exams. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully taken Bio 3592A and have experience teaching and knowledgeable in the fields of human genetics.

Biology 3594A Genome Organization (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, marking (assignments, midterm & final exams), record keeping, attending classes and meetings, and proctoring midterm & final exams. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully taken Bio 3592A and have experience teaching and knowledgeable in the fields of human genetics.

Environmental Science 3300F Natural Science of Environmental Problems. (10 hours per week) Topics include water pollution from toxic chemicals and biological sources, waste disposal and recycling of materials, and other current pollution problems. TA responsibilities include marking assignments, judging presentations, presenting tutorials, communicating with students, and record keeping. Applicants should have previous teaching assistant experience and be knowledgeable about a broad range of environmental issues.

Biology 3594A DNA: Genome Organization (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include attending lectures (twice weekly), preparing and running tutorials (twice weekly), marking tutorial assignments and short answer final exam, keeping records of grades, and holding office hours. TA leadership, teaching, oral and writing skills should be strong given the nature of the assignments and class discussions and workshop format.

Environmental Science 1021G (10 hours per week) The major role of the TA(s) will be to assist the instructor in assessing the writing quality and content of the student?s assignment and evaluating primary and secondary literature used by the students. Therefore, the TA(s) will need a basic knowledge of the science of environmental issues, an ability to differentiate types of literature, including non-scientific literature, and strong writing/editing abilities. The TA(s) will be provided marking rubrics for the assignments. In addition, the TA(s) will be responsible for attending tutorials sessions, grading midterm exams, final exams, completing the literature type quiz and attending and grading the student presentations. Office hours will only be for students to discuss graded assignment issues on an as needed basis. This is an opportunity for one of the TAs to choose to be the head communication TA. The TA that takes on this role will have greater hours assigned "electronic correspondence" and fewer assigned to "grading." Total hours will remain as 140 hours for this individual.

Biology 2290F Scientific Methods in Biology (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities include teaching, providing feedback to students, and marking assignments. Applicants require demonstrable skills in writing, and should have teaching experience.

Biology 3316A Cell Biology and 3332A Parasitology (5 h per week per laboratory course). Responsibilities include lab supervision of students, providing feedback, and marking assignments. Extensive knowledge of cell biology and parasitology are required.

Biology 2483A Introduction to Ecology Tutorials (10 hours per week) Responsibilities include teaching, marking assignments and record keeping. Applicants should have experience teaching and be knowledgeable in the fields of ecology and evolution.

Biology 1001A/1201A General Biology Laboratory (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities include pre-lab talks, marking assignments and record keeping. Applicants should have experience teaching and be knowledgeable in the fields of genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution. Knowledge of safety in the laboratory is a must.

Biology 1001A/1201A General Biology Lecture TA (5 hours per week) Responsibilities include supporting active learning in lectures (10:30 M to Th), assisting instructors with technical set-up and classroom management, answering student questions on an online "backchannel", preparing pre-lecture online quizzes, administering clicker records, evaluating active learning strategies, simulations etc. Familiarity with First Year Biology content and comfort with online communication, OWL and Excel will be assets.

These positions are subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Send an updated (BRIEF) curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Tricia Gray (tgray5@uwo.ca) via UWO mail server only. All candidates must have the approval of their program supervisor. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only successful candidates will be notified when the deadline has passed.

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