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Teaching Assistant Postings ‑ Integrated Science Program

Posted by Faculty of Science on July 17, 2017 in Job Postings

POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017 or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA45 (Teaching Assistant, 45 hours, Fall term: Sept-Oct 2017)

PAY RATE: According to C.U.P.E. agreement (approximately $23/hr)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science and Biology Department

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Assist the field biology instructor in the delivery of the field trip component of the Integrated Science Program (Scie1505.18).
Assist in the organization, teaching, and marking of first-year field trips and related assignments. These are primarily biology but may include interdisciplinary content. Must be available for all four field trips (and must have a flexible schedule in case the
dates of these trips need to be changed due to weather):
(1) Friday, Sept 8, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
(2) Friday, Sept 22, 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
(3) Friday, Sept 29, 12:30 - 7:00 PM
(4) Thursday, Oct 5, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Minimum upper level undergraduate student in Biology or Marine Biology or a related field. Preference will be given to persons who have successfully completed and excelled in Integrated Science and/or who are enrolled in an honours program or graduate program in Biology. Field experience in terrestrial ecology, marine biology, and biodiversity, with expertise in identification of a wide range of species (plants, lichens, macroalgae, and macroinvertebrates) is essential.
Previous marking and teaching experience is an asset.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing (include a summary of your expertise, teaching experience and your schedule) by the deadline to:

Dr. Gabrielle Tompkins, Director, Integrated Science Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H4R2 (Phone: 902.494.8496; fax: 902.494.3736; email: gabrielle.tompkins@dal.ca)

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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POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017 or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA45 (Teaching Assistant, 45 hours; 4 positions available:
two positions in Fall term, Sept-Dec 2017, and two positions in
Winter term, Jan-Apr 2018)

PAY RATE: According to C.U.P.E. agreement (approximately $23/hr)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science and Biology Department

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Assist the instructor in the delivery of the Biology laboratory
component of the Integrated Science Program (Scie1505.18). Teach first-year biology labs (must be available between 12:30- 5:00 PM on Friday afternoons). Attend a 1 hour pre-lab meeting at a mutually agreed upon time. Mark student exercises, record
marks, submit marks, and return marked papers within 1 week.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Comfortable with concepts and techniques at the introductory level in all aspects of introductory biology, especially cell, molecular, genetics, animal biology and evolution. Graduate or honours degree in Biology or related program should be completed or in progress. Proven record or strong potential for
teaching excellence. Strong quantitative skills and previous experience with the Integrated Science program are assets.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing (include a summary of your expertise, teaching experience and YOUR SCHEDULE) by the deadline to:

Dr. Gabrielle Tompkins, Director, Integrated Science Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H4R2 (Phone: 902.494.8496; fax: 902.494.3736; email: gabrielle.tompkins@dal.ca)


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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POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017, or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA65, divided into two (2 Teaching Assistants, 32.5 hours per term)
four positions: Fall (Sept-Dec 2017) and Winter (January-April 2018)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science and Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

PAY RATE: According to C.U.P.E. agreement (approx. $23/hour)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Duties include setting up labs and assisting the teaching labs for the first-year Psychology/Neuroscience component of Integrated Science (DISP; SCIE 1505.18), marking completed labs, and entering grades. The TA will be available during scheduled lab time (Fridays 1430-1630), and occasionally at other times, to assist the instructor with teaching and coordinate additional teaching assistance.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Minimum upper level undergraduate student in Psychology or Neuroscience. Preference will be given to persons enrolled in an honours or graduate degree program and who have successfully completed the DISP program. Previous experience as a teaching assistant at the Introductory level, particularly DISP, is an asset.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply via email including a summary of your expertise, teaching experience and your schedule, by the deadline to:

Dr. Jennifer Stamp
Psychology Instructor, Dalhousie Integrated Science Program
Psychology Department, Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
E-mail: Jennifer.Stamp@Dal.Ca

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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POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017, or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA90, Fall term

WORK PERIOD: September 10 - December 10, 2017

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science / Integrated Science Program

PAY RATE: As per CUPE agreement (approximately $23/hr)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Assist the instructor with the Statistics component of the Integrated Science Program (SCIE 1505.18). Includes (1) Preparation for and teaching the Statistics using R software on Tuesdays 8:30-10:00; (2) Marking weekly assignments within 7 days; and (3) Recording and submitting marks weekly.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Undergraduate or graduate student with solid working knowledge of statistics at the 1st or 2nd year level, facility with R software basic analysis and graphing, experience using Excel to organize and manipulate data, and either proven record or strong potential for teaching Statistics. Must be enthusiastic about the application of Statistics to other fields of science. Previous graduates of the Integrated Science program are encouraged to apply.

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. Gabrielle Tompkins, Director, Integrated Science Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H4R2 (Phone: 902.494.8496; fax: 902.494.3736; email: gabrielle.tompkins@dal.ca 

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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POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017, or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA110 (Teaching Assistant, 110 hours)

WORK PERIOD: Fall term (September-December 2017)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science (Integrated Science Program) and Philosophy

PAY RATE: As per CUPE agreement (approx. $23/hr)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Support the first-year writing component of the Integrated Science Program (SCIE 1505.18), a writing requirement course. Mark several formal written assignments for PHIL 1050.03, Ethics in Science, using a marking rubric. Teach weekly tutorials, including writing workshops. Meet with students individually.

REQUIREMENTS OF Undergraduate degree completed in philosophy, graduate degree POSITION: completed or in progress in science, philosophy or a related field,
and a strong interest and experience in teaching writing and critical thinking skills. Candidates with a background in science as well as philosophy will have priority. Previous experience with the Integrated Science program will be considered 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 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. Kirstin Borgerson, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2
Ph: 902-494-3338 E-mail: kirstin.borgerson@dal.ca


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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POSTING DATE: July 14, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2017, or until the position is filled

POSITION: TA110 (Teaching Assistant, 110 hours)
WORK PERIOD: Sept 10 - December 10, 2017

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 several components of a formal written lab report for approx. 80 students, providing detailed comments and using the marking rubric supplied. Meet with students individually as needed

REQUIREMENTS OF Undergraduate degree completed in Biology or a related field,
POSITION: 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. Gabrielle Tompkins, Director, Integrated Science Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H4R2 (Phone: 902.494.8496; fax: 902.494.3736; email: gabrielle.tompkins@dal.ca.

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.