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Teaching Assistant posting: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Posted by Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on September 15, 2022 in Job Postings

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

POSTING DATE: 14th September2022 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21st September 2022 

RATE OF PAY: According to the CUPE Agreement
POSITION(S):  The following Teaching Assistant position is available for the Fall 2022 term: 



Course name 


Number of positions 

ERTH 3303 


45-hour TA 


WORK ASSIGNMENT: TAs assist instructor in the presentation and delivery of courses. Duties include administration of lab periods (8-10), assistance on 2 full-day field trip outings, and marking of all lab and field trip assignments. The successful candidate will report directly to the instructor.  

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:  Applicants must be senior undergraduate, or graduate students at Dalhousie University. They must have knowledge of the subject matter being taught and be comfortable in facilitating the learning of undergraduate students.  

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: How to create a stratigraphic log from an outcrop, how to use a compass for measurements, general sedimentological and geological interpretation, knowledge of the geology of Nova Scotia, knowledge of processes of deposition, understanding of stratigraphic principles and numerous branches of stratigraphy (sedimentology, paleontology, etc.), how to use a binocular microscope, experience with logging and describing cuttings, experience with core logging, experience with scintillometer and Tiny Perm for outcrop and core description measurements, and other duties.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume by the application deadline to:

Lexie Arnott 

Department of Earth and Environmental Science  

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the class and 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