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Teaching Assistant Posting: School of Social Work

Posted by School of Social Work on February 23, 2015 in Job Postings

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H6

POSTING DATE: February 20, 2015


POSITION: Summer Term Teaching Assistant


SLWK 2335.03 (Distance): Beginning Social Work Practice (TA 90 hours, May-June 2015).

DEPARTMENT: School of Social Work

PAY RATE: In accordance with Agreement between Dalhousie University and Canadian Union of Public Employees.

WORK ASSIGNMENT: This is a Distance Education course running from May to June, with a two week on-campus residency component occurring from May 20th to May 29th, 2015. The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for duties which may include: on-line duties (discussion moderation as required), preparation of teaching material, marking, invigilation, and communication with students and supervisor. Duties also include small group facilitation and providing feedback in role playing activities.

QUALIFICATONS/EXPERIENCE: Enrolment in the MSW program or a graduate of an MSW program. Applicants must have knowledge of and be prepared for the on-line demands of intensive social work education coupled with reasonable expectations of students. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, energy, and enthusiasm. Previous instructional and evaluation experience is also an asset.

This is a residency course, so applicants must be available for on-campus teaching and learning for at least 8 hours a day between May 20-29th, 2015. Please note that any associated travel or accommodation costs would be the responsibility of the TA.

If you are interested in the above position, please submit a cover letter and a resume by the application deadline to (only electronic applications will be accepted). Please include “SLWK 2335 TA Posting” in the subject line of your email.

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.