TA156652- Fall 2020-ENVS*3080 DE Soil & Water Conservation

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Environmental Sciences
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: 
Yes
Course Details
Course Number: 
ENVS*3080 DE
Course Name: 
Soil & Water Conservation
Course Format: 
DE
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in Distance Education format. Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system, during regular University instructional hours (8:30 AM to 10:00 PM EST) as required.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
65
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: 
No
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
1
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
1
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will have completed this course or advanced level soils course and have excellent understanding of the subject matter, specifically, the processes relating to soil erosion and reclamation; excellent knowledge of agromonic and erosion control and reclamation practices in Ontario and Canada; previous filed-based agricultural research experience. Excellent written and oral communications are a must. Candidate must have the ability to mark and comment on written assignments and essays quickly and accurately, giving students effective feedback on a wide range of topics. The main workload is concentrated in a few weeks of the semester and the candidate must be able to commit to this concentrated workload during these weeks.
Preferred Qualifications: 
In-depth knowledge of soil and water conservation and current farming practices in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada; current graduate level research in environmental sciences.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
This course is distance education format.
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): 
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
seshr@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Jon Warland, Director, School of Environmental Sciences.

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Teaching Assistant work assignments are unionized with CUPE 3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 1 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913.