Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

GTAs assist with the teaching of undergraduate courses at Western. In September 2014, a graduate student with a full one-term GTAship will receive a base salary of $4,550 plus the GTA Collective Agreement additional amount of $1,433, paid in four monthly instalments of $358.35 (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 Social Science (various positions)

Geography 1500F: Environment and Development Challenges Responsibilites include grading quizzes and final exam; attending lectures/tutorials, and office hours. Preference will be given to those who have taken Geography courses and have a broad knowledge of Environment and Development challenges. This course examines environmental change over long periods of earth history, considering both physical processes and human impacts. Please respond with cover letter and CV to: ljohns24@uwo.ca

Geography 1100A Fundamentals of Geography Responsibilities include grading quizzes, lab assignments, mid-terms and final exams and attending lecures. 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 resond with cover letter and CV by September 12 to: ljohns24@uwo.ca

Geography 2144A: Geography of Tourism Responsibilities include:grading assignments, tests, quizzes, exams; attending lectures and office hours. This course examines the nature of tourism and its defining characteristics, emphasizing personal experience and understanding. The course is highly interactive in its approach to the subject matter and places a premium both on student engagement with the material and their reflective understanding of the dynamics of tourism. Preference will be given to those who have taken Geography courses and have a broad knowledge of Geography of Toursim. Please respond by September 16 with cover letter and CV to: ljohns24@uwo.ca

Georgraphy 2450F: Intro Resource and Environmental Management Responsibilities include: grading quizzes and final exam; attending lectures, office hours. Preference will be given to those who have taken Geography courses and have a broad knowledge of Resource and Environmental Management. This course focusses on teh interaction between environment, economy and society, and examines the prosepects for sustainable globalization. Please respond by September 23 with cover letter and CV to: ljohns24@uwo.ca

Geography 2122A Spatial Techniques Responsibilities include grading quizzes and final exam; attending lectures, office hours. Preference will be given to those who have taken Geography courses and have a broad knowledge of Spatial Geography and GIS. Please respond with cover letter and CV to: ljohns24@uwo.ca by September 19, 2014.

Faculty of Science (various positions)

Environment and Sustainability 9011A Foundations of Sustainability Applications are invited in the Masters in Environment and Sustainability Program. Potential candidate should be a Master's or PhD student with background and experience on sustainability science. The selected candidate will attend weekly classes, help with arrangements for and introduce guest speakers, and assist with the marking of assignments, and assessment of calssroom participation. Other miscellaneous duties will be discussed prior to signing the TA contract. Interested applicants should forward application letter, curriculum viate and names of and email addresses of two referees to Gordon McBean gmcbean@uwo.ca by September 16th, 2014. All candidates must have the approval of their program supervisor.

Planning and Managment in the Environmental and Sustainability Program Envrsust9012A Potential candidate should be a Master's or PhD student with knowledge and experience in Environmental planning and natural resource management. Successful candidate should be familiar with theory and practice of Sustainability, Environmental Impact Assessments, and environmental issues and policies in Canada and the rest of the world. The selected candidate will attend weekly classes, hold office hours, answer students' questions about group projects, assignments, and grade weekly review papers and essays. Other miscellaneous duties will be discussed prior to signing the TA contract. Interested applicants should forward applicaiton letter, CV and names and email addresses of two referees to Dr. Abednego Aryee aaryee@uwo.ca. Deadline for submission of applicaiton and support documents is September 10, 2014.

Ecosystem Health in the Environmental and Sustainability Program Envrsust9014A Potential candidate should be a Master's or PhD student with knowledge and experience in ecosystem sciences. Background in either health or social sciences will be an asset. The successful candidate should be familiar with theory and practice of the ecosystem aproach, expecially as it relates to questions of human health. The selected candidate will attend weekly classes, mark assignments and presentations. Other miscellaneous duties will be discussed prior to signing the TA contract. Previous TA experience in this field will be an asset. Interested applicants should forward application letter, CV and names and email addresses of two referees to Dr. Gabor Sass gabor.sass@uwo.ca. Deadline for submission of application and supporting documents is September 12, 2014.

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