TA160731- Fall 2020-UNIV*2020*01 Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Dean's Office - COA
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: 
Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of pandemics, past and present. Drawing on expertise from across the university, the course is structured around a series of webinar panels and seminar discussions. Topics to be explored include pandemics in history, COVID-19 and ethics, COVID-19 and technology, knowledge, misinformation and discourse around pandemics, and the implications of COVID-19 on institutions, work, food, community, resilience. When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in REMOTE format. Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system, during regular University instructional hours (8:30am to 10:00pm EST) as required. This contract will begin on August 24 and end December 24 2020. You will be paid for 140 hours of work over this period, of which between 8 and 15 paid hours will be for additional training to help you prepare for the mode of delivery of the course for which you will be TAing. This additional training will be specified by your supervisor, and may include online training modules as well as online college or departmental orientations. Additional hours will likely be available during the course of this work assignment. Details will be communicated to you by your supervisor.
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
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
GTA responsible for two seminars. Completion of Making Education Accessible, Accessible Service Provision and Environmental Health & Safety online courses (if not previously completed).
Required Qualifications: 
Master's degree or Master's degree in progress (or equivalent); demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary work in arts, social sciences, and sciences; experience teaching and grading; excellent communication skills (oral and written); knowledge of grammar and good writing style.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Doctoral candidate with a demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary work in arts, social sciences, and sciences. Experience teaching in cross-disciplinary course.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lecture: Tuesday 7:00PM - 8:50PM Seminar Meetings: See WebAdvisor
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): 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, College of Arts

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