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
Environment & Sustainability
Application Deadline: 12/18/2013
Four (4) part time (5 hours per week) TA's required January - April 2014 for EnvrSust 9015B/9104Q.
TA duties and responsibilities may include those functions listed in Article 17.03 of the Collective Agreement between The University of Western Ontario and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, but will primarily be as follows:
- Assisting in the preparation of lecture material, including researching background material
- Evaluating weekly homework assignments
- Working with students one on one and in small groups to support their term project
- Assisting in the evaluation of term projects
The ideal candidate will have a background in engineering as well as environment and sustainability, with experience in the fields of:
- Water treatment
- Waste water treatment
- Sustainable building technologies
- Solid waste management
- Biomass conversion/biofuels
- Green process engineering
Additionally, candidates should have excellent communication skills and a "beyond the numbers" appreciation for engineering problems. Candidates should contact Jon Berge with a letter of intention, outlining their background, research interests and qualifications, with appropriate supporting documentation.
Application Deadline: 12/20/2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant positions available in the Department of Biology In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between The University of Western Ontario and the GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Biology would like to inform qualified graduate students that following teaching assistantship positions are available in the department for the fall term. Those Ph.D. graduate students who are currently just beyond their normal TA eligibility period are welcome to apply. Graduate students in Biology programs will be given preference.
- Biology 2244B Introduction to Statistics (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include supervision of students in tutorials and marking of assignments. This course covers measurement, sampling, estimation, and statistical hypothesis testing: theory, intuitive background, and practical relevance will be stressed. Applicants require an extensive knowledge of statistics and their biological application. Teaching experience is desired.
- Biology 2290G Scientific Methods in Biology (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, supervision of students in laboratory providing feedback to students, and marking assignments. Applicants require demonstrable skills in writing, and should have teaching experience.
- Biology 1002B/1202B General BiologyTutorials (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, marking assignments and record keeping. Applicants should have experience teaching and be knowledgeable in the fields of genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution.
- Biology 1002B/1202B General Biology Laboratory (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities will 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 2471B Vertebrate Biology (5 or 10 hour per week). Responsiblities include the following: a) working in a distance course; b) working in a virtual classroom (WIMBA); c) leading group discussions and promoting team work among group members; d) familiarity with vertebrate biology and techniques used in studying them; e) grading individual and group work, providing positive feedback to students; f) working as part of a course team. Preferred candidates will be familiar with vertebrates and experienced in engaging with students in a distance mode.
- Biology 2581 Genetics (10 hours per week) The primary duty of TAs will be in the delivery of the tutorial content to classes of ~ 25 students. Good oral communication skills in the English language are required. There are five tutorial modules: 1) Mendel and Mapping, 2) Sex Determination, 3) Genetic Techniques, 4) Bioinformatics, 5) Systems Biology. Students attend one tutorial session every second week. TAs will be required to teach two tutorial sessions every week. This will include administering end of tutorial quizzes aimed at testing the students? knowledge of the concepts covered. Duties will also include taking part in tutorial help sessions that will take place before each midterm and the final exam.
- Biology 2217B Plants as Resources (10 hours per week) Responsibilities include the following: a) carrying out tutorials; b) teaching laboratory exercises; c) grading tests and tutorial reports, providing positive feedback to students. A strong familiarity with plant biology and techniques used in studying them required. Candidate should also be very familiar with the OWL system.
- Biology 3446b Wildlife Ecology and Management (10 h per week): In the face of expanding human populations and associated habitat alterations, it often becomes necessary to manage for (rare, endangered and threatened species) or against (overabundant populations) wildlife. However, it is imperative that biologists have a good understanding of ecological principles before they can attempt to manage wildlife. Therefore, considerable time is spent discussing the life-history strategies of various wildlife species, as well as extrinsic and intrinsic factors influencing wildlife populations. The application of ecological principles to the management of wildlife species will be discussed, as will current wildlife related issues. TA responsibilities include teaching labs, marking exams, marking assignments, presenting tutorials, and communicating with students. Applicants should have previous teaching assistant experience and be knowledgeable about be knowledgeable about wildlife ecology, management and identification.
- Biology 3466b: Evolutionary Genetics (5 h per week): Main responsibilities include assisting instructor in the computer labs (10) and weekly marking lab reports. May be asked to proctor final exams. A working knowledge of population genetics is essential. TAs who feel that they need a refresher are encouraged to attend the lectures (2/week, on their own time). A one-hour TA meeting with the instructor is held on Mondays 13:30.
- Biology 3593B Genetic engineering (5 h 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 Genetic engineering i. e. took course previously;
- Bio4950 Seminar in Genetics: (5 h per week). Current research in genetics critically reviewed and discussed through a combination of student presentations and written assignments. TA Responsibilities include marking assignments and record keeping. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and have extensive knowledgeable in the field of Genetics i. e. took course previously.
This position is subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 pm Friday, December 13, 2013. Send an updated (BRIEF) curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Tricia Gray via UWO mail server only. All candidates must have the approval of their program supervisor.
Application Deadline: 12/9/2013
Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Management and Organizational Studies. Ph.D. graduate students who are currently just beyond their normal TA eligibility period are welcome to apply:
- Introduction to Management and Organizational Studies I (MOS 1021A/B) (Human Resource Management and Consumer Behavior)
- Introduction to Management and Organizational Studies II (MOS 1023A/B) (Finance and Accounting)
Applicants should be knowledgeable in the fields of Human Resource Management and Consumer Behavior or Finance and Accounting. Familiarity with First Year Management and Organizational Studies content and comfort with online communication, OWL and Excel will be assets.
Send an updated curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Gloria Dawson. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only potential candidates will be notified past the deadline.
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