TA183290- Summer 2021-CIS*1000*DE Introduction to Computer Applications

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
UTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Summer 2021
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: 
Introduction to Computer Applications
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
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. It is anticipated that the required work hours will be centred around North American timezones.
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
Other Duties Described: 
- Assist with creation of marking rubrics for assignments. - Must be available to support the scheduled labs and office hours throughout the semester, as allocated by the instructor of the course. Following public health guidelines, these labs and office hours may be required to be held in a distanced format.To help us facilitate instructor-TA interactions and pairings, please include your anticipated timezone in your application information.
Required Qualifications: 
• As per the Collective Agreement, must be enrolled as a student in the Summer 2021 semester. • Must have excellent writing skills and be able to effectively critique student assignments in writing. • The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • Must be an undergraduate student in Computer Science. • Must have completed CIS*2750 (Software Systems Development and Integration) or a similar course with a minimum grade of 80%. • A demonstrated knowledge of computer systems and software. • Ability to collect and process grades using Excel and Courselink, or other similar content management system workflows. • Must have 75% grade point average or higher. • Must be able to attend tutorials.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Demonstrated experience developing websites for both academic and non-academic purposes. • Experience with multiple operating systems including OS/X, Linux, and Windows and Macs. • 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.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Times required are anticipated to be primarily be centred around North American standard timezones when students are most active. This applies to other student-TAinteractions, such as office hours, coordinating with the instructor, etc.; however, times will vary based on student activity.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
May 11, 2021 to August 27, 2021
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
UTA $27.01/hr effective 2020/21
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Joshua Lange Instructional Support Coordinator jlange@uoguelph.ca

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 (email contact: president@cupe3913.on.ca).