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Teaching Assistant Postings ‑ College of Sustainability

Posted by College of Sustainability on April 6, 2020 in Job Postings

POSTING DATE: 03 April 2020


POSITION: Teaching Assistant for SUST 1400.03, Exploring Sustainability. SUMMER TERM 2020 (4 May – 4 August)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: College of Sustainability, Mona Campbell Building Suite 1401.

PAY RATE: 110 hours as per CUPE Collective Agreement ($2685 gross pay)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for leading online learning and providing support for SUST 1400.03 'Exploring Sustainability'. This online course is a part of the undergraduate program in Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS) within the College of Sustainability. Courses in the ESS program draw from a number of academic disciplines on campus and take an experiential and trans-disciplinary approach to curriculum in order to understand the realities behind complex sustainability issues.

Each TA will guide students through all components of the online course, and will facilitate their learning of an assortment of topics in the subject area of ESS. TAs will be required to view all online lecture videos and complete all course readings; moderate online discussions; and grade online participation, a reflective paper, and a multi-component research assignment. TAs will be required to regularly monitor the course learning site (Brightspace) and will require personal access to a computer and high-speed internet. TAs will be expected to provide guidance to individual students on the research assignment, respond to student emails in a timely and professional manner, and keep accurate records of grades. A mandatory training session will be held at the start of the course, to be scheduled in consultation with successful applicants.

It is essential that TAs work collaboratively with each other and the course instructor. TAs report to the Course Instructor and the Program Manager in the College of Sustainability.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Applicants must be Dalhousie students or graduates. Applicants must have experience and a background in a field related to ESS. Experience with teaching, facilitation and marking is an asset. TAs must be highly proficient in written communication in the English language; experienced using Brightspace learning software as a part of a course teaching team; reliable, energetic, and enthusiastic about the course topics; and comfortable in facilitating the learning of undergraduate students. Successful applicants will be required to submit a form signed by their graduate studies supervisor (if applicable) acknowledging the TA position.


APPLICATION DEADLINE. Applications must include a cover letter and a résumé with contact information for two references. Applications should be sent by email to:

Steven Mannell


College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University

All offers of employment 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 qualified 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. For more information, please visit​