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Teaching Assistant posting: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
POSITION: TA – ENVS/SUST 3502: Resource and Environmental Problem-Solving II: The Campus as a Living Laboratory (3 x 90h positions), Winter 2022.
DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 10, 2021
RATE OF PAY: According to the CUPE Agreement
WORK ASSIGNMENT: The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Primary Instructor with ENVS-SUST 3502 Environmental Problem Solving II, Campus as a Living Laboratory. In this course, students identify sustainability-related research topics to complete during the term, culminating in a final research proposal and Pecha Kucha presentation. Primary duties include meeting with students to support research project development and completion, marking student assessments, and meeting regularly with the Instructor and the rest of the teaching team to align grading and discuss student progress. The positions report directly to the instructor and work in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability.
REQUIREMENTS: The Teaching Assistant must be a graduate student at Dalhousie University, possess a background in environmental studies or related field, skills in Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, and, especially an aptitude for and experience in mentoring undergraduate students in supporting student research projects centered around campus sustainability. The Teaching Assistant must be reliable, energetic, and enthusiastic about the position and about coaching 3rd year students to conduct applied, problem-solving research, mostly for their first time.
Specific skills sought include effective communication skills, and knowledge and experience in qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods in scholarly research. Roles broadly include giving feedback on online student discussions, providing project guidance and mentorship, marking assignments, and coaching undergraduate students related to project management and effective communication in scholarly writing.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter stating your research experience and skills relevant to the position, along with a current resumé or curriculum vitae. References will be requested from those offered a position. For more information and to apply for the position please contact:
Dr. Heather Cray
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
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.
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