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Teaching Assistant posting: Indigenous Studies Program

Posted by Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences on July 4, 2022 in Job Postings

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

POSTING DATE: June 30 2022

POSITION: Teaching Assistant (TA 90) for INDG 2052/CANA 2052/SOSA 2052 (Winter 2023).

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


PAY RATE:  As per CUPE 3912 Collective Agreement (90 hours)

The Teaching Assistant will assist with CANA 2052/INDG 2052/SOSA 2052, Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies; a course with approx. 70 students. It is currently scheduled for In-Person delivery, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1005-1125. Duties include, but are not limited to: marking student assignments, essays, and tests, following class lectures (online), and delivering guest lecture, if desired. 90 hours of work during the 2023 winter term are expected. The Teaching Assistant reports to the course instructor.



An undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies, Sociology, or in a related field, or graduate work in Indigenous Studies, Sociology, or in a related field. Strong writing skills and the ability to give reliable grammar and composition advice are required, as are strong interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Brightspace is required for content and grade submission. Preference will be given to students with a background in Indigenous Studies. Lived experience as an Indigenous person is an asset.

If you are interested in the TA position, email a cover letter outlining your qualifications, along with your resume and availability, by the application deadline to:

Margaret Robinson, Coordinator, Indigenous Studies Program, Dalhousie University

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), 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


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