TA157335- Summer 2020, Fall 2020-BIOL*1050 Biology of Managed Ecosystems

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Plant Agriculture
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Summer 2020
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: 
Biology of Managed Ecosystems
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: 
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
Conducting Course Evaluations in a course other than the one in which you are a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Required Qualifications: 
Good working knowledge of animal and plant physiology and animal and plant interactions. Graduate/Research experience with animal nutrition and behaviour (2 GTA positions) and/or plant agriculture (2 GTA positions) is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous GTA experience in undergraduate biology courses.
Preferred Qualifications: 
In addition, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent verbal and written skills in English.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lecture Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30pm-1:20pm Laboratory/Seminars: Monday 8:30-10:20 and 2:30-4:30, Tuesday 11:30-1:20, Wednesday 8:30-10:20 and 2:30-4:20 Friday 8:30-10:20 and 2:30-4:20, Thursday 11:30-1:20
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
August 17, 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): 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Eric Lyons and Dr. Alexandra Harlander

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. For more information, the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) is a welcoming, safe and confidential one-stop shop for information, training and support on issues relating to diversity and human rights on our campus.

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.