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Teaching Assistant Posting: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Posted by Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on December 3, 2021 in Job Postings

POSTING DATE: December 1, 2021  


POSITION: Teaching Assistant, 1 x 65-hour position  

DEPARTMENT: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

RATE OF PAY: According to the CUPE Agreement

JOB DESCRIPTION: 4850 is a winter term upper year GIS project-based course taken primarily by students completing the undergraduate GIS certificate.  

The TA will: 

  • Assist with demonstrating tools and techniques in ArcGIS to the class (ArcMap and ArcGIS PRO) via online platforms (BB Collaborate, MS Teams, or other) 
  • Provide student support for research project work 
  • Hold virtual office hours 
  • Help trouble-shoot technical issues with remote platforms (RLab / VLab) and software (ArcGIS PRO) 
  • Mark assignments and provid feedback in collaboration with the course instructor 
  • Assist with updating assignments and datasets as required 
  • Assist with marking research reports and presentations in collaboration with the course instructor  

The position requires availability during lab sessions which run every Monday from 8:30am to 11:30am Atlantic Standard Time (GMT -4) during the winter term. There is some flexibility in scheduling (e.g, during some weeks, TA presence is only required during the last hour of class.

REQUIREMENTS:  The successful candidate will have a minimum BSc (MSc preferred) with strong experience in GIS analysis and applications of spatial data, preferably in a research setting. The ability to communicate effectively, to support students, and provide constructive feedback are important assets for this role.  

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Applications must include a cover letter stating their experience with any/all of the above course topics and a current resumé or curriculum vitae. For more information, and to apply for the position please contact:

Dr. Amy Mui
Environmental Science Program
Dalhousie 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.