TA156073- Fall 2020-CIS*1910 Discrete Structures in Computing I

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2020
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Discrete Structures in Computing I
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Level of Appointment for GTA, GSA-1 UTA(s)
The following is an estimate of number and levels of available appointments at the time of posting. This may change (increase or decrease) at the time of assignment contingent on departmental needs.
This Posting includes Multiple Work Assignments: 
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Required Qualifications: 
• As per the Collective Agreement, must be enrolled as a student in the Fall 2020 semester. • The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • A solid knowledge of the subject areas (including propositional and predicate logic, proof techniques, set theory, functions and relations, Boolean algebra) and of the corresponding mathematical language. This knowledge should be demonstrated by an 80% (A) or higher performance in CIS*1910 (Discrete Structures in Computing I) or similar undergraduate discrete mathematics course. • The ability to formalize ideas mathematically and to communicate mathematical concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • Normally, the completion of an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Mathematics. • To help us facilitate instructor-TA interactions and pairings, please include your anticipated timezone in your application information. • Given the shift towards online and hybrid course structures, all teaching assistants are required to maintain an internet connection strong enough to perform the duties required of their position during the duration of their contract. Potential TAs should apply with the understanding that a need to adapt to changing teaching situations may be required within the duration of the semester.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• An advanced knowledge of Discrete Structures demonstrated through research experience, course development, or having recently taken a more advanced course with a 77% (B+) or higher performance.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
See duties and qualifications above, as well as WebAdvisor for lecture and lab days and times.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA MIN. $42.31/hr (pending collective bargaining; effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Monday, August 10, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Joshua Lange Instructional Support Coordinator jlange@uoguelph.ca

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