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 Arts and Humanities (one position)

Department/Program: French Studies

Application Deadline: Month/Days/2012

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for FRENCH9005 section 650

Position Description: 1 term full GTA-ship contract starting January 1st , 2015 and ending on April 30th, 2015.

Course Schedule:  online

Duties include online delivery of language lessons according to the syllabus provided by the course convener; marking assignments, tests and examinations; responding to students inquiries over e-mail; invigilating final examination. Attending employer required teacher training sessions.

Qualifications include native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French; experience or training in teaching French as a second language. Knowledge of SAKAI/OWL software preferred.

Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche at lamarche@uwo.ca no later than December 10, 2014.

Faculty of Science (one position)

Department/Program: Environment & Sustainability

Application Deadline: 12/07/2014

Position Description: EnvrSust 9015B, Engineering Solutions, Winter 2015

Four (4) part time (5 hours per week) TAs required January - April 2015 for EnvrSust 9015B.

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

-          Supporting EnvrSust 9104Q - a set of 4 workshops sessions

The ideal candidate will have a background in engineering, science or the social sciences as well as environment and sustainability, with experience in the fields of:Water / waste water treatment. Sustainable building technologies / LEED Solid waste management Biomass conversion/biofuels Green process engineering Renewable energy generation / energy systems. Additionally, candidates should have excellent communication skills and a ?beyond the numbers? appreciation for technical problems.  Candidates should contact Dr. Jon Berge (jberge22@uwo.ca), with a letter of intention, outlining their background, research interests and qualifications, with appropriate supporting documentation.

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