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Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) make an important contribution to the quality of undergraduate education at Western University. GTAs inspire, encourage and guide students who embark on a learning journey in hundreds of programs in our 11 faculties across campus.  They work with students in lectures and tutorials; proctor exams; conduct field trips; prepare materials or set-up required displays or apparatus for classes, tutorials and laboratories; grade essays, assignments, laboratory reports, tutorials and term tests; and answer students’ questions through meetings or office hours.  A GTA acts as a resource and a mentor to students as they grapple with theories in all disciplines, and as they try to decide how they will use the knowledge they learn from them after they graduate.

In September 2015, a graduate student with a full one-term GTAship will receive $43.18 per hour.  As of September 1, 2016, a graduate student with a full one-term GTAship will receive $43.61 per hour.

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.

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Current TA Opportunities

Only full-time registered graduate students are eligible to hold a GTA appointment at Western University.  These postings are in compliance with Article 13.05 D) of the collective agreement. For a student who is external to the hiring department/program they may require their thesis supervisor's approval before accepting the GTA position. 

Biology (one position) - Feb. 29, 4:00 p.m.

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Position Description:

Field course in Tropical Biodiversity (Ecuador). One position open (140 h) May 3 - 20 with some course preparation required in the weeks prior and grading to June 15.

Number of hours: 140 (12 days x 8 h/day + 20 h prep and travel to/from Toronto + 24 h grading)

Current passport with no travel restrictions to US, Panama, or Ecuador. Preferred candidate is a competent field biologist with interest in all of biodiversity including arthropods, fungi and plants, ability to work in remote field station conditions in lowland Amazonia of Ecuador, and familiarity with tropical field biology. Spanish fluency required and regional familiarity a plus.

This position is subject to course enrollment.

Students external to the Biology department must have the permission of their supervisor and Graduate Chair (or designates) to accept positions in our department.

Send an updated (BRIEF) curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Tricia Gray (tgray5@uwo.ca) via a valid uwo account only. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only the successful candidate will be notified after the deadline has passed.

Faculty of Information & Media Studies (one position) - Feb. 19

Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Position Description: A Teaching Assistant position is available for the remainder of the Winter 2016 undergraduate term for 10 hours per week beginning February 22nd.

Duties include: attending class, setup and delivery of 2 hours of in-class instruction per week, office hours, and grading.

Requirements: Applicants must have experience leading tutorials in a 1000 or 2000 level MIT course. Must be available to attend classes Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 and to lead a tutorial section Wednesdays 9:30-11:30.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to Ann Seabrook at ann.seabrook@uwo.ca.

Mechanical and Materials Engineering (one position) - Feb. 5

Deadline: Friday, February 05, 2016

Position Description: A Teaching Assistant position is available for the Winter 2016 term in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Duties include (but are not limited to) Fluid Mechanic lab preparation and assistance/supervision of undergraduate students, as well as conducting the MME tutorial.

Applicants must have experience in conducting Fluid Mechanics tutorials.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to Joanna Blom at jblom@uwo.ca.

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