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 (no positions)

Faculty of Engineering (two positions)

CEE 9512A - Finite Element Analysis Theory and Application (2.5 hrs/week TA position) A candidate serving as a TA in this course is expected to have strong expertise in the finite element theory and in numerical analysis using professional programs like Sap2000 and ETABS. This course is designed to teach graduate students the basic theory of finite element method in linear analysis and to understand modelling aspects and techniques for 1-D, 2-D and 3-D problems. The main duties required in this course may include, but are not limited to: grading students' assignments, assisting students in project work which involves computer modelling of structures using the commercial programs SAP2000 and ETABS, holding office hours, consulting with students (including electronic consultation).
Applicants should be a senior PhD student either in their final term of funding elegibility or "over time". Please apply to civigrad@uwo.ca by October 14, 2014.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Partial GTA-ship for CEE 9642A - Aquatic Chemistry  (2.5 hours per week) A partial teaching assistant is required for Aquatic Chemistry graduate class for the 2014/2015 fall term.  Teaching assistant will be expected to mark assignments and mid-term exams.  The assistant will also assist in the development of assignments and solutions for these assignments.   Teaching assistant must at have significant expertise in inorganic aquatic chemistry and have taken a similar graduate level course. Applicants must be in the final term of their funding eligibility in the PhD program or "over time" in their PhD program; and be involved in research in the field of wind engineering.  Eligible applicants should apply to civilgrad@uwo.ca no later than Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The outline for the course is available at: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/civil/PDF/Graduate/Course%20Outlines/CEE%209642%20-%20Aquatic%20Chemistry.pdf

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