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Teaching Assistant Postings ‑ Environmental Science, Faculty of Science

Posted by Environmental Science, Faculty of Science on March 31, 2017 in Job Postings

Teaching Assistant Posting -- Summer Sessions

Faculty of Science

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 4H6

POSTING DATE:  March 30, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017, or until positions filled

POSITION:  Teaching Assistant, ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School (3 positions available)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Environmental Science, Faculty of Science

PAY RATE:  Stipend for 90 hrs ($2,070), according to the CUPE collective agreement

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  Three TA positions are available to assist the instructor with the summer class ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School, in the field and classroom. Duties will include assisting in preparation of class materials and exercises, obtaining and preparing field gear and supplies, assisting in teaching duties in the field, providing logistical support for overnight trips, driving a mini-van to field sites, and assisting with marking. This third-year, half-credit Environmental Science class will provide students with hands-on experience in the subject of field methodology across the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science including forestry, monitoring species at risk, freshwater systems, and navigation with map, compass and GPS.  The class will run August 21 to September 1, 2017, all day, every day with one day off. The TAs will also be available to assist the instructor with preparatory work for several hours the week prior to and post-class administration on September 5, if necessary. 

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Research, teaching or relevant class and field work experience in environmental science or a natural science discipline. Schedule must be free every day (must have no other commitments) from August 21 to September 1, including weekends and some overnight trips. Must have up-to-date certification in Standard First Aid and CPR, and a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume by email to:

Dr. Susan Gass: susan.gass@dal.ca

If you have further questions about the positions please email Susan.

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
 

POSTING DATE: March 30, 2017

CLOSING DATE: April 30, or until positions are filled

POSITION:  Teaching Assistants for ENVS 1100.03, Foundations of Environmental Science: ecosphere, resources & sustainability

SALARY: 2 TAs at 65 hours as per CUPE Collective Agreement ($1495 gross pay) per term.

             1 TA at 90 hours per CUPE Collective Agreement ($2070 Gross pay) per term

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teaching assistants will lead undergraduate students in tutorial sessions covering a variety of topics in introductory-level environmental science and environmental studies. TAs will grade tutorial assignments and student participation. The tutorials are designed to be more hands-on and small group discussions.  Each TA will lead two 1.5-hour tutorials per week for 10 weeks per term and also spend time preparing for and grading tutorials and lab reports. One TA will be hired as the lead contact person for students and in addition to the responsibilities listed above will also assist with grading lecture quizzes and assignments and helping during mid-term and final exams.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Successful applicants must be senior undergraduate, graduate or professional students at Dalhousie University, in a field related to environmental science/studies or with undergraduate education in a field related to environmental science. TAs must be reliable, energetic, and enthusiastic about the tutorial topics, and comfortable in facilitating the learning of undergraduate students in the tutorials.

Applications must include a covering letter and a résumé or curriculum vitae with two references.

Applications should be sent by email to:

For more information please contact:

Dawn Hall
Environmental Programs
Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS CANADA, B3H 4J1
Phone:  (902) 494-7117

environment@dal.ca

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

POSTING DATE:    April 3, 2017                           

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

POSITION: TA for ENVS/BIOL 3226, F term, Economic Botany: Plants and Civilization PAY RATE:  2 TAs (45 hours each)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Environmental Science WORK ASSIGNMENT: This information is based on the most recent offering. It is approximate and subject to change.

Duties /  # hrs

Lecture style teaching (leading labs, tutorials or field trips - REQUIRED): 10

Assisting with the development of course material:  0

Assist students with assigned tasks in the field, laboratory or tutorial:  5

Written feedback/marking of long answer, essay style, manuscript and scientific papers style questions/reports:    10

Written feedback/marking of short answer style questions/reports and oral presentations:  10

Online presence:  4

Administration:   3

Other:   3

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:  2 TA’s required (45 hours each), (Students who have taken BIOL/ENVS 3226, 3225 or relevant courses and/or have TA experience will be given priority)

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE EMAIL:                               

Dawn Hall, Environmental Sciences

Email: dhall@dal.ca; phone: 902-494-7117

All offers of employment and the associated number of hours are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course, incoming graduate students and approval by the university.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

POSTING DATE:    March 30, 2017                      

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

POSITION: TA  for ENVS/BIOL/ PLAN 3225, W term, Plants in Human Landscape PAY RATE:  2 TAs (45 hours each)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Environmental Science WORK ASSIGNMENT: This information is based on the most recent offering. It is approximate and subject to change.

Duties / # hrs

Lecture style teaching (leading labs, tutorials or field trips - REQUIRED):  10

Assisting with the development of course material:   0

Assist students with assigned tasks in the field, laboratory or tutorial:  5

Written feedback/marking of long answer, essay style, manuscript and scientific papers style questions/reports:   10

Written feedback/marking of short answer style questions/reports and oral presentations:   10

Online presence:  4

Administration:  3

Other:   3

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:  2 TA’s required (45 hours each), (Students who have taken BIOL/ENVS 3226, 3225 or relevant courses and/or have TA experience will be given priority)

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE EMAIL:

Dawn Hall, Environmental Sciences

Email: dhall@dal.ca; phone: 902-494-7117

All offers of employment and the associated number of hours are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course, incoming graduate students and approval by the university.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.