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Teaching Assistant posting: Faculty of Science (Integrated Science Program) and Biology
POSTING DATE: October 28, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 2, 2015, or until the position is filled POSITION: TA110 (Teaching Assistant, 110 hours over two terms)
WORK PERIOD: November 2015- February 2016
DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science (Integrated Science Program) and Biology PAY RATE: As per CUPE agreement
WORK ASSIGNMENT: Support the Writing in Science component of Dalhousie’s Integrated Science Program (SCIE 1505.18), a Writing Requirement Class. Mark two drafts of a formal written lab report for approx. 40 students, providing detailed comments and using the marking rubric supplied. Attend and assist with the teaching of the lab exercises on Friday Nov 20 and 27 and writing workshops on Nov 3 and 10. Meet with students individually as needed. First draft is due on Dec 3 and must be marked and returned electronically (using OWL for submissions and returns) by Jan 5. Note that this period overlaps the Holiday season substantially. Second draft is due Jan 14 and must be marked and returned electronically by Feb 12.
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:Undergraduate degree completed in Biology or a related field, graduate degree in progress or completed in Biology or a related field, strong interest in teaching writing and critical thinking, outstanding writing skills, and experience preparing scientific manuscripts. Previous experience teaching writing to undergraduates is an asset. Further details: Integrated Science is committed to encouraging its students to excel in their written work. Extensive and thoughtful feedback is required to help students become better scientific writers.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE POSITION, PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING (e-mail is acceptable) INDICATING YOUR QUALIFICATIONS, BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO:
Dr. Martha Mullally,
Dalhousie Integrated Science Program,
Biology Department, LSC 2122,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2
Ph: 902-494-8496 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org _________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
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