TA/Marker Job Openings

Teaching Assistant and Marker Positions


Department of Industrial Engineering

The following positions are open for the Summer Term 2022 (May - August).

**IMPORTANT**

***For TA Positions***

Applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times
(please check the academic timetable
online 
here for lab dates and times.)

Definitions:

Teaching Assistant (TA): an employee hired for the hours indicated to assist an instructor in the presentation and delivery of a course, who is required to directly interact with students and whose duties include a combination of the following: tutoring, marking, demonstrating, monitoring labs, conducting discussion groups/tutorials, proctoring, field trips and assisting with online teaching and other duties of a similar nature.

Marker: an hourly paid employee hired for the hours indicated to mark and/or grade the written work of students, whose duties include such tasks as marking tests and/or marking exams.

Available Positions:

Course descriptions are available online. Please note any course-specific qualifications before applying.

IENG 3304 - Data Management & Analytics
Part of term: May 2 - June 10
Positions: TA (90 hours)
NOTE: For this TA position, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times, and must know or be willing to learn R quickly.

IENG 3320 - Analysis and Design of Production Systems
Part of term: June 20 - July 29;
Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times.

IENG 3334 - Industrial Statistics 
Part of term: May 2 - June 10
Positions: 2x TA (65 hours)
NOTE: For this TA position, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times, and must have taken a similar multi-variate statistics course.

IENG 3337 - Business Operations & Entrepreneurship
Part of term: June 20 - July 29
Positions: TA (65 hours)
NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times.

IENG 3345 - Operations Research: Stochastic and Non-Linear Models
Full term: May 2 – July 29
Positions: 2x Marker (45 hours)
NOTE: For this position, applicants MUST have successfully completed this course (or equivalent).

IENG 8891 - Co-op Report Reader
Positions: TA (65 hours)
NOTE: Industrial engineering studies and/or experience, and excellent English editing skills required. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in the Dalhousie Engineering Co-op program.

Required criteria:

  • Have completed this or a similar academic course with a high grade (A- or better)
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and learning
  • Empathy for students
  • Precision in marking and giving technical advice
  • High proficiency in reading and writing in English
  • Work permit (for international students)

Optional criteria:

  • Have experience in teaching/teaching assistance/marking (if qualified to TA a course, then previous experience as a TA will give priority)
  • Graduate-level course in a similar subject
  • Training in being a TA or Marker from the Center for Learning and Teaching

Instructions:

Fill in the application form at https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=67522 to prioritize the jobs, indicate experience and self-assessment.

Deadline: April 14, 2022 at 4pm – no exceptions.

Notes:

Some jobs may be cancelled or reduced in hours if enrollment is too low; hours may be increased if enrollment exceeds expectations. Final decisions on cancellation/reduction/increase will occur by May 16.

Candidates are advised to seek training in Teaching Assistantship from CLT if they have not already done so.

TA’s may be required to help invigilate quizzes and examinations.

There are only 9 positions available in the summer, therefore many highly qualified applicants will be unsuccessful.