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Teaching Assistant Posting ‑ Integrated Science Program

Posted by Integrated Science Program on January 30, 2018 in Job Postings

POSTING DATE:   January 30, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        February 5, 2018

POSITION:  TA45 (Teaching Assistant, one term, 45 hours)                               

WORK PERIOD:   February-April 2018                   

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION:  Faculty of Science / Integrated Science / Psychology

PAY RATE:   According to C.U.P.E. agreement

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Support the first-year writing and research project component of the Integrated Science program. Supervise a team of four first-year students conducting a laboratory research project in Psychology or Neuroscience. Mark several individual written assignments: a research proposal, annotated bibliography, topic sentence outline, and two drafts of a formal research paper. Provide extensive feedback on written papers and return marked assignments within one week. Follow the Integrated Science writing class guidelines. Meet with students to discuss their work. Provide guidance on the team's preparation of oral and poster presentations. Attend and evaluate the presentations.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Undergraduate degree in Psychology or Neuroscience completed or near completion.”  Relevant research experience in the specific topic of the team research, and an interest in teaching scientific writing and research skills are essential. Previous teaching experience, supervising research or evaluating formal writing, is an asset. Previous experience with an integrated science program is an asset.


Dr. Gabrielle Tompkins, Director, Integrated Science Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2 
Ph: 902-494-8496   E-mail:

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.