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Teaching Assistant Posting: Department of Pharmacology

Posted by Department of Pharmacology on December 3, 2021 in Job Postings

Teaching Assistant Posting
Dalhousie University

Department: Department of Pharmacology, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Posting Date: December 1, 2021 (reposted)

Application Deadline: December 16, 2021

Position: Teaching Assistant (TA90)

Term/Dates: January to April 2022/Winter Term

Pay Rate: In accordance with CUPE Collective Agreement

Work Assignment: The Teaching Assistant is responsible for providing support for PHAC 1472 Pharmacology for Pharmacy. Duties may include, but are not limited to:                                                                   

  • Regular meetings with course coordinator to review course schedule and TA tasks/workload                        
  • Regular availability to students (virtual office hours, or via email) to address questions about course assessments
  • Attend lectures, as needed, for discussions/presentations of course assessment components
  • Assist in exam room set up and invigilate course exams         
  • Marking and providing feedback on course assessment components, including student essays, based upon existing grading rubrics

While there will be tasks assigned throughout the term (January-end of March), the end of the term (early April) will require the most attention, as this time period includes grading the majority of the assignments, the final exam and tabulation of the final course grades.

NOTE: The successful candidate is expected to be available to work on campus, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with University policies.                                                                

Requirements: Previous instructional and evaluation experience and familiarity with online course tools are considered assets

The successful applicant:

  • will be enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in the Department of Pharmacology, or a recent graduate;
  • will have a strong knowledge of Pharmacology and the topics covered in this course. Any additional preparation time needed to become familiar with the subject matter to make appropriate assessment decisions are the responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by the application deadline to Lori Lawson at Applicants should clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements of the position. Identify previous TA experience (course #, dates), if applicable.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and budgetary approval by the University.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit