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Teaching Assistant posting: Political Science

Posted by Department of Political Science on September 21, 2022 in Job Postings

Department: Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University

Posting Date: Friday September 16, 2022 

Application Deadline: Wednesday September 22, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.  

Position:  Teaching Assistantship – 90 hours (2 positions available)   

Term/Dates: Fall Term: September 19 to December 31, 2022

Pay Rate:  In accordance with CUPE Collective Agreement  

Work Assignment:   

The Teaching Assistantship will be responsible for providing support for POLI 2520.03: World Politics

  1. Marking and grading tests, assignments, and exams.

  1. Assisting with tutorials.

  1. Meeting with students for assistance 

  1. Additional duties as required.

Requirements:  Successful applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at Dalhousie University or be a recent graduate of a Political Science graduate program or relevant graduate field.  Applicants MUST have experience in Political Science, or a field related to Political Science. The TA must be reliable, energetic, and enthusiastic about the topic, highly proficient at writing and evaluating essays.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to Tracy Powell, Administrator, Department of Political Science at

Applications must include a cover letter and CV with contact information for two references.    

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

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