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.
|One term - 10 hour/week GTAship|
(September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016)
|One term - 10 hour/week GTAship|
(September 1, 2016 – August 31 2017)
140 hours @ $43.18/hr = $6,045.20 base compensation
Term rate x 4% vacation pay = $241.81
Term Rate inclusive of vacation pay = $6,287.01
Monthly Rate inclusive of vacation pay = $1,571.75
140 hours @ $43.61/hr = $6,105.40 base compensation
Term rate x 4% vacation pay = $244.22
Term Rate inclusive of vacation pay = $6,349.62
Monthly Rate inclusive of vacation pay = $1,587.41
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.
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.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Position Descriptions: Several Teaching Assistant positions are available during the summer term, May to August, 2016 for work in the following courses: Astronomy 1011A; Physics 1028A; Physics 1029B; Physics 1301A; Physics 1302B and the first year physics laboratory.
Applicants are required to be knowledgeable in basic physics laboratory skills and physics concepts at the undergraduate level. Based on the availability of the TAs, lab TAs may be assigned for proctoring midterm and/or final exams for the above courses between May and August, 2016. Previous experience TAing the course(s) being applied for is required. All TA hours are subject to sufficient enrolment in courses and final budgetary approval.
Application deadline: Wednesday April 6, 2016. Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and supervisor agreement form via email to Brian Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a signed supervisor agreement form will not be considered.
The Lead TA program is a new initiative on campus to facilitate the professional development of teaching assistants at a discipline-specific level. Sponsored by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), in collaboration with several Faculties on campus, it provides outstanding graduate students with an opportunity to apply their interest, teaching experience, and training beyond traditional TA duties.
During this pilot year, the program will position Lead TAs in 8 departments across campus where they will develop discipline focused TA training activities. By facilitating workshops, developing resources, and offering peer feedback through classroom observations, Lead TAs will serve as mentors, coaches, and liaisons for TAs in their home department.
This initiative to improve the teaching effectiveness of TAs at a departmental level complements the general, interdisciplinary TA training offered by the Teaching Support Centre (TSC). In order to support the Lead TAs in their own professional development during the year, the TSC will provide ongoing training and resources to the group on facilitation, peer mentoring and teaching excellence.
The Lead TA pilot program is a result of collaboration between the SGPS, the Faculties, the GTA Union and the TSC. If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Mihaela Harmos.
The Teaching Assistant Training Program is a hands-on, two-and-a-half- day session taught by current Teaching Assistants (TAs) and designed for new TAs embarking on their teaching careers. Learn about fair grading practices, diversity in the classroom, lecturing, and giving students feedback on written work. Choose from concurrent sessions designed to meet your specific discipline-related teaching needs. Get real-time, hands-on teaching experience in our unique micro-teaching sessions, where you can try out your teaching skills and techniques with a small group of your peers and receive helpful, constructive feedback. At the end of the session, you’ll receive a certificate as evidence of your commitment to the development of your knowledge and skill as a teacher.
For more information: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/graduate_student_programs/tatp.html
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