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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 Science: (several positions)

Department/Program: Computer Science

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015

Position Description:

CS 2211 In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 2211a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will given to applicants with strong knowledge of C and Unix. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 3331 In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 3331a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with strong mathematical background and the modeling of Computer Science concepts using mathematical structures. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2.Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 2214 In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 2214a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with strong mathematical background and the modeling of Computer Science concepts using mathematical structures. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 1037 In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1037a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong knowledge of the C++ programing language and data structures. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 1032 In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1032a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with basic programming knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access and Excel. Familiarity with HTML and XML code is also an asset. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 1033 Fall Term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1033a. In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1033a. The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in web page development and the use of Adobe tools. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

CS 1026 Fall Term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1026a. In compliance with the existing provisions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the UWO-GTA Union, PSAC Local 610, the Department of Computer Science would like to inform qualified graduate students that in the Fall term Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of Computer Science for Computer Science 1026a.The number of positions available is subject to course and section enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong knowledge of the Python programming language. Strong knowledge of the Java programming language is an asset. Responsibilities include attending group meetings with the instructors, instructing hands-on labs, marking of assignments and exams, consultation (electronically and through office hours), exam proctoring, and posting of marks to Sakai Owl 2. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via email to: Janice Wiersma at janice@csd.uwo.ca

Department/Program: Biology

Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015

Position Description:

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 2601A Physiology of Organisms (10 hours per week) This course replaces 2672A and 2660A/B. Responsibilities include supervision of students in the labs and marking of assignments. Participation in safety training and attendance at weekly meetings is expected. Teaching experience is desired.

Biology 2244A Introduction to Statistics (10 hours per week) TAs may be responsible for the following: leading several computer lab sections (~50 students), marking/providing feedback on written assignments, attending regular course meetings, answering student questions about graded assignments, and/or proctoring exams. Theoretical and applied understanding of statistical concepts (e.g. sampling & study design, probability, summary statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, t-tests, correlation & regression, and ANOVA), clarity in spoken English, and excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills are essential.

Biology 3592A Principles of Human Genetics (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, marking (assignments, midterm & final exams), record keeping, attending classes and meetings, and proctoring midterm & final exams. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully taken Bio 3592A and have experience teaching and knowledgeable in the fields of human genetics.

Biology 3594A Genome Organization (10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, marking (assignments, midterm & final exams), record keeping, attending classes and meetings, and proctoring midterm & final exams. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully taken Bio 3592A and have experience teaching and knowledgeable in the fields of human genetics.

Environmental Science 1021F (10 hours per week) The major role of the TA(s) will be to assist the instructor in assessing the writing quality and content of the student?s assignment and evaluating primary and secondary literature used by the students. Therefore, the TA(s) will need a basic knowledge of the science of environmental issues, an ability to differentiate types of literature, including non-scientific literature, and strong writing/editing abilities. The TA(s) will be provided marking rubrics for the assignments. In addition, the TA(s) will be responsible for attending tutorials sessions, grading midterm exams, final exams, completing the literature type quiz and attending and grading the student presentations. Office hours will only be for students to discuss graded assignment issues on an as needed basis. This is an opportunity for one of the TAs to choose to be the head communication TA. The TA who takes on this role will have more hours assigned "electronic correspondence" and fewer assigned to "grading." Total hours will remain as 140 hours for this individual.

Biology 2290F Scientific Methods in Biology (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities include teaching, providing feedback to students, and marking assignments. Applicants require demonstrable skills in writing, and should have teaching experience.

Biology 2483A Introduction to Ecology Tutorials (10 hours per week) Responsibilities include teaching, marking assignments and record keeping. Applicants should have rience teaching and be knowledgeable in the fields of ecology and evolution.

Biology 1001A/1201A General Biology Laboratory (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities 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 1001A/1201A General Biology Laboratory (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities 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 1001A/1201A Literacy Tutorials (10 hours per week) Responsibilities 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 4582 Investigative Techniques in Genetics (5 or 10 hours per week) Responsibilities will include teaching, supervision of students in laboratory providing feedback to students, and marking assignments. Applicants require extensive experience in genetic testing methods and techniques in supervising students in labs. This position may be restricted to the first term (Sept. to Dec.).

These positions are subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 pm Friday, September 4, 2015. Send an updated (BRIEF) curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Tricia Gray (tgray5@uwo.ca) via UWO mail server only. All candidates must have the approval of their program supervisor. All applications will be acknowledged; however, only successful candidates will be notified after the deadline has passed.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities: (four positions)

Department/Program: French Studies

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015

Position Descriptions:

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for FRENCH 1910 Position Description: One-semester Full GTA-ship contract starting September 1st, 2015 and ending on December 31st, 2015. Duties include but are not limited to: in-class delivery of language lessons according to the syllabus provided by the course convenor; marking assignments, tests and final exam; holding regular office hours and responding to students' inquiries over e-mail; invigilating final examinations; attending employer required teaching training sessions. General Requirements: Current full-time student eligible for a TA position. Course Specific Requirements: native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French and English; at least 2 years of experience or training in teaching French as a second language; at least a Master?s in French Studies or other related field. Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche, Chair of the Department of French Studies (frenchchair@uwo.ca), no later than August 28th, 2015. NOTE: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for FRENCH 1010 Position Description: One-semester Full GTA-ship contract starting September 1st, 2015 and ending on December 31st, 2015. Duties include but are not limited to: in-class delivery of language lessons according to the syllabus provided by the course convenor; marking assignments, tests and final exam; holding regular office hours and responding to students' inquiries over e-mail; invigilating final examinations; attending employer required teaching training sessions. General Requirements: Current full-time student eligible for a TA position. Course Specific Requirements: native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French and English; at least 2 years of experience or training in teaching French as second language; at least a Master?s in French Studies or other related field. Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche, Chair of the Department of French Studies (frenchchair@uwo.ca), no later than August 28th, 2015. NOTE: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for FRENCH 1002 Position Description: One-semester Full GTA-ship contract starting September 1st, 2015 and ending on December 31st, 2015. Duties include but are not limited to: in-class delivery of language lessons according to the syllabus provided by the course convenor; marking assignments, tests and final exam; holding regular office hours and responding to students? inquiries over e-mail; invigilating final examinations; attending employer required teaching training sessions. General Requirements: Current full-time student eligible for a TA position. Course Specific Requirements: native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French and English; at least 2 years of experience or training in teaching French as a second language; at least a Master?s in French Studies or other related field. Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche, Chair of the Department of French Studies (frenchchair@uwo.ca), no later than August 28th, 2015. NOTE: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for FRENCH 1002 Position Description: One-semester Full GTA-ship contract starting January 1st, 2016 and ending on April 30st, 2016. Duties include but are not limited to: in-class delivery of language lessons according to the syllabus provided by the course convenor; marking assignments, tests and final exam; holding regular office hours and responding to students' inquiries over e-mail; invigilating final examinations; attending employer required teaching training sessions. General Requirements: Current full-time student eligible for a TA position. Course Specific Requirements: native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French and English; at least 2 years of experience or training in teaching French as a second language; at least a Master's in French Studies or other related field. Please submit your resume to Dr. Jacques Lamarche, Chair of the Department of French Studies (frenchchair@uwo.ca), no later than August 28th, 2015. NOTE: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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