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Teaching assistant positions available for Summer 2021

Posted by Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences on April 13, 2021 in Job Postings

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 21, 2021, or until positions are filled

POSITION: Teaching Assistant, ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School                                            

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Earth and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science

PAY RATE: As per the CUPE collective agreement

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  Six TA positions are available to assist the instructors with two sections (3 TAs per section) of the summer class ENVS 3001.03 Environmental Science Field School.

The course will run with a mix of online learning and five days of off-campus in-person field trips. All field trips will use a bus for transport and will follow Dalhousie approved COVID-19 safety protocols. TA Duties will include assisting in preparation of class materials and exercises, preparing field gear and supplies, assisting in teaching duties online and in the field, providing support with COVID 19 field protocols, and assisting with marking. This third-year, 3 credit-hour Environmental Science class will provide students with hands-on experience in the subject of field methodology across the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science including field safety, forestry, animal surveys, freshwater systems, navigation with compass and GPS, and writing field notes. 

The class will run May 31 to June 11, and again August 23 to September 3, 2021, including the weekends. The TAs should also be available to assist the instructor with preparatory work on May 27th and 28th or August 19th and 20th, and post-class administration and grading. 

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Research, teaching or relevant class work experience in environmental science or a natural science discipline. Some field work experience is an asset. Schedule must be free every day (must have no other commitments) during the class dates, including weekends. Must have up-to-date certification in Standard First Aid and CPR, and a valid Nova Scotia driver's license.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume by email to: Dr. Susan Gass please indicate which session(s) you are applying for.

If you have further questions about the positions, please email Susan.

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.