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Teaching Assistant Posting ‑ Faculty of Science
POSTING DATE: July 15, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2020 (late applications might be considered if positions not filled)
POSITION:Teaching Assistants, SCIE 1111.03 FALL TERM, 2020 (up to 11 x 65 hour assignments)
DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Faculty of Science
PAY RATE: As per Agreement, CUPE Local 3912
JOB SUMMARY: SCIE 1111, Writing for the Sciences, is a Writing Requirement course in the Faculty of Science. The class covers: Communication, scientific style, grammar and punctuation, sentences and paragraphs, APA and CSE referencing, graphics, the
scientific paper (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Abstract), and ethics.
This class will be held online in Fall 2020, with the tutorials offered synchronously (i.e., at times set out in the University timetable: https://dalonline.dal.ca/PROD/fysktime.P_DisplaySchedule).
Duties of the Teaching Assistants include: (1) prepare and run two 50-minute tutorials (5 students per tutorial) per week for 11 weeks, (2) grade weekly assignments, and (3) attend weekly online tutorial/marking meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students with excellent writing
skills. Background in science is desirable, as is experience with SCIE 1111. Experience with online teaching/meetings is desirable, too, and reliable access to the internet will be essential.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE POSITION, PLEASE APPLY BY E-MAIL BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO: Dr. Tim Juckes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in your application (1) a cover letter explaining your qualifications/experience as they relate to this position, (2) your résumé, and (3) a sample of your writing. Interviews will take place in the week following the application deadline.
All offers of employment as part-time academics are conditional upon sufficient student enrollment 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.
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