TA186117- Summer 2021-BIOL*4410*01 Terrestrial Biodiversity and Integrative Research

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Integrative Biology
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: 
Some
Course Details
Course Number: 
BIOL*4410*01
Course Name: 
Terrestrial Biodiversity and Integrative Research
Course Format: 
Other
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in REMOTE format. Please see information on the Integrative Biology website: https://www.uoguelph.ca/ib/field_courses
Projected Class Enrolment: 
TBD
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: 
No
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: 
1
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
1
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Preparation
Student Consultation
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties Described: 
Please note that grading extends into the fall semester. This work agreement runs from May 11, 2021 - October 14, 2021.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Graduate students at the University of Guelph eligible for employment in Unit 1 of Local 3913. Applicants must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Strong background in biology; solid experience in ecological research under field conditions. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Solid background in experimental design. Proper use of statistics would be an asset. Experience teaching and supporting students in a virtual/remote context. By applying for this TA position, you are agreeing to be remotely available from the start of the contract (May 11, 2021) to complete all assigned duties, available to attend all virtual meetings, grade student submission, and be available to the end of the contract (October 14, 2021) for grading final projects.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Skills in taxonomic identification of flora and fauna of Ontario would be an asset. Knowledge of terrestrial invertebrate diversity and identification (e.g. to order or family level) would be an asset. Field experience in plant identification, invertebrate collection, acoustic field surveys, and mammal tracking would all be valuable. Experience conducting analysis in R would be an asset.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Synchronous class times are from 7-9 PM Eastern Time on Tuesdays from May 18 - August 3rd. Please note that this work agreement has an end date of October 14, 2021.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
May 11, 2021 to October 14, 2021
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA $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): 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
ibjobs@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Sarah Adamowicz sadamowi@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).