TA183749- Summer 2021-Writing Services Writing Support

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GSA-1, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Library
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: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
Writing Services
Course Name: 
Writing Support
Course Format: 
N/A
Course Description: 
Other
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
There are two sections of this position being offered: Section 1-General Writing Support and Section 2-English Language Support When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that writing support is being delivered in a remote/online format in S21.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
N/A
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: 
6
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
6
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Preparation
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
-When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that writing support is being delivered in a remote/online format in in S21 [Section 1] General Writing Support: -Conducting online and/or in-person writing consultations with students in a variety of disciplines -Developing and presenting a writing workshop to undergraduate students -Assisting in promoting Writing Services workshops and resources, as required (making online and/or in-class announcements, liaising with instructors & faculty) -Assisting in producing writing resources, as required -Participating in unit projects/tasks, as required -Assisting with administrative duties, as required -Attending training sessions and meetings, as required [Section 2] English Language Support: -Conducting online and/or in-person writing consultations with students who have English as an additional language (EAL) in a variety of disciplines -Participating in the development and presentation of EAL programming -Assisting in promoting the Library's EAL programming and assistance, as required (making online and/or in-class announcements, liaising with instructors and faculty) -Participating in unit projects/tasks as required -Assisting with administrative duties, as required -Attending training sessions and meetings, as required
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
As part of your application, please submit the following: 1. A cover letter as a demonstration of your writing skills (please include in your application). The cover letter must describe how you meet the required qualifications. 2. Your resume or CV 3. A short sample (5-10 pages) of your academic writing, unpublished and not professionally edited. 4. A list of your references who may be able to speak about your ability to work with students on their writing and/or language skills. 5. A grammar assessment and responses to written questions. Information on how to complete this assessment will be emailed to you once you have applied. Required qualifications: -Extensive experience facilitating online writing consultations -Extensive experience facilitating in-person writing consultations -Exemplary writing and communication skills -Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism -Extensive training and/or experience in supporting students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) -Experience evaluating students' writing (at least 3 GTA or sessional positions which involved providing comments on written assignments, or equivalent other experience) -Experience working one-on-one with students on their writing (at least 2 GTA or sessional positions which involved conferencing with students about their writing, or equivalent other experience) -Experience presenting in front of groups (at least 1 GTA or sessional position which involved teaching seminars or lectures, or equivalent other experience)
Preferred Qualifications: 
-Registration in semester 2 or higher of a PhD program at the University of Guelph -Experience teaching writing in a writing centre environment -Experience working or studying in more than one academic discipline
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
-Must be available for online consultation training -Hours are scheduled weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the possibility of some evening work -Hours are scheduled in 3-hour shifts -To allow for flexibility in scheduling, we ask that applicants have availability on at least 3 different days of the week
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): 
GSA $42.73/hr; $5984.76/semester effective 2020/21
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
libjobs@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Sarah Gibbons, Writing Services, Learning & Curriculum Support, Library, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, sarah.gibbons@uoguelph.ca

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