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Teaching Assistant Postings: School of Social Work

Posted by Social Work/Health Professions on August 26, 2015 in Job Postings

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H6

POSTING DATE: August 25, 2015
DEPARTMENT: School of Social Work

POSITION: Teaching Assistant Position (2 Positions)– BSW Campus - Fall / Winter 2015-16

Course Number Sec. Course Dates Course Name TA Hours
SLWK 4033.09 01 Sept-April Field Practicum & Seminar 180 Hours
SLWK 4033.09 02 Sept-April Field Practicum & Seminar 180 Hours
For full course descriptions, please refer to the Dalhousie Undergraduate Calendar.

PAY RATE: $21.50/hour, as per CUPE 3912 Collective Agreement.

WORK ASSIGNMENT: The teaching assistant will be responsible for assisting with one section of SLWK 4033.09 - field seminars. Both sections will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:05 pm to 6:55 pm in the Mona Campbell Building (Room 1108 in Fall / 1107 in Winter). Duties may include helping to organize field visits and supervision, facilitating group discussions, reviewing material for the course, and assisting with the evaluation of work.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Enrollment in the MSW program or a graduate of a Social Work program. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills, energy, and enthusiasm. Previous instructional and evaluation experience and familiarity with on-line course tools are considered assets. All new and returning teaching assistants will be required to receive training for the new Learning Management System (LMS) Desire 2 Learn, which will be piloted in the School of Social Work starting in the Fall 2015 term.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume by the application deadline to (only electronic applications will be accepted). Identify previous TA experience (course #, dates), if applicable. Please include “SLWK 4033 TA” in the subject line of the email.

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrollment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages application s from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a (dis)Ability, racially visible persons, and women. Only successful candidates will be contacted.