TA157564- Fall 2020-AGR*1110 Intro to Agri-Food Systems

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): 
Fall 2020
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
AGR*1110
Course Name: 
Intro to Agri-Food Systems
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Projected Class Enrolment: 
150
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: 
Yes
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
5
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
5
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
Each TA will be responsible for one tutorial section (3 hours) per week, in addition to facilitating online student interactions during Covid-19. Conducting course evaluations in a course other than the one in which you are a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Familiarity with the Canadian Agri-Food System. -Excellent English writing/editing ability. -Ability to facilitate computer-based tutorial sections related to lecture topics. -Good grasp of basic statistics, numeracy datasets and Excel. -Ability to facilitate Zoom/Teams/Respondus online meetings during Covid-19
Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in AGR*1110, tutorial assistant and/or completion of the BSc(Agr) program. Background in plant and/or animal agriculture.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lecture Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 01:30PM - 02:20PM Laboratory/Seminars: Monday 08:30AM - 11:20AM Tuesday 08:30AM - 11:20AM Wednesday 08:30AM - 11:20AM Thursday 08:30AM - 11:20AM Friday 08:30AM - 11:20AM
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 1, 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: 
papost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Manish Raizada is one of the instructors for this course

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