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Teaching Assistant Postings ‑ Environmental Science, Faculty of Science

Posted by Environmental Science, Faculty of Science on November 9, 2017 in Job Postings

Environmental Science Teaching Assistants

POSTING DATE: November 8, 2017

CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2017 or until positions are filled

POSITION: Teaching Assistants for ENVS 1200.03, Environmental Challenges: Analysis and Solutions

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. The tutorials are designed to be hands-on experiential learning classes. Each TA will lead two 1.5-hour tutorials per week for 10 weeks per term and also spend time preparing for and grading tutorial assignments. TAs will also help invigilate the mid-term and final exam, and assist with grading exams. The 90-hour TA will act as the ‘head TA’ and be the main point of contact for students with respect to all tutorial and assignment-related questions and will assist with grading the major course assignment.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Successful applicants must be senior undergraduate or graduate 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:

Susan Gass
Environmental Science
Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University
Susan.Gass@Dal.Ca

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 candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.