TA158318- Fall 2020-CIS*2430 Object Oriented Programming

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: 
Object Oriented Programming
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The total number of assignments is a low estimate of the number of available appointments. The final number may be higher and it will depend on class enrolment at the time of assignment. Due to the dynamic nature of the response to the novel coronavirus moving into the upcoming semester, the following additional requirements and information are imposed: * Course format: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a format conducive to the current guidance of the provincial and federal government. Courses offered in-class may be required to pivot to alternate delivery format in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Should this occur, TAs will be required to continue to support the course in its alternate format. * Location/Availability: Work location will vary based on current guidance. Applicants must be aware of this and available to support a course in formats such as: Distance Education, in-person, or alternative delivery format. At the time of this posting, the guidance from provincial and federal bodies indicates an alternative or DE format is likely. Applicants should indicate their availability for each scenario, if possible. * Candidates 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), or as required specifically by the teaching duties imposed.
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
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
• To monitor learner activity via course websites • To track lecture attendance and viewership of recorded lectures • Monitor and report on student progress in self study materials • Track students who have missed lab exercises • Conduct surveys to ensure students start homework exercises early • Reach out to students who are falling behind and offer them weekly small-group organization and planning help
Required Qualifications: 
• As per the Collective Agreement, must be enrolled as a student in the Fall 2020 semester. • Must be available to attend and conduct scheduled office hours throughout the entire semester, attend weekly meetings, and be available to moderate online forums, if applicable, as assigned by the instructor. • Must be available to attend lectures and at least 6 different lab sections (to facilitate scheduling and instructional coverage in case of illness) • Must have excellent writing skills and be able to effectively critique student assignments in writing. • Demonstrated knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming theory and the Java language. • The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • Experience with test harnesses and test suites, including Junit. • Demonstrated development experience using the Java programming language and an OO paradigm. • Proficiency in use of Linux using command-line tools. • Demonstrated proficiency with java build tools such as ant, maven or gradle • 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. • To help us facilitate instructor-TA interactions and pairings, please include your anticipated timezone in your application information.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Previous successful TA experience supporting CIS*2430 (Object-Oriented Programming) is an asset. • Experience with project management tools, in particular Jira. • Experience using Maven • Applications that include the applicants unofficial transcript will be preferred. • Evidence of excellence in explaining technical concepts in written English • Evidence of ability to conduct a technical conversation over chat via MS Teams • Ability to lead voice calls over MS-Teams in English, possibly helping students for whom English is not a first language. • Meticulous record keeping • Weekly reporting to instructors • Ability to perform short tasks many times per week • Knowledge of University policies and procedures with respect to Accessibility, Harassment, Mental Health, Examinations, etc. • Mature communication style that fosters respect and problem solving
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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