TA188006- Fall 2022, Winter 2023-VETM*3430/3440/4870 Clinical Medicine 1, 2 & 3

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Clinical Studies
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
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: 
Clinical Medicine 1, 2 & 3
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The duties and responsibilities will involve predominantly face-to-face teaching in a laboratory setting. Courses 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.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
120 per course
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: 
Student Consultation
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
Maintain documentation of student safety training. Work in collaboration with instructors to monitor student practice and provide feedback during live animal laboratories, which involve student practice with live animals (large and small), as well as with teaching models. Additional hours in the barn to support independent student practice outside of scheduled laboratory sessions. Provide formative feedback through real-time completion of assessment rubrics. Maintain student skills-training records. Facilitate organization and delivery of final course OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Exams).
Required Qualifications: 
Must be enrolled as a graduate student. The following are also required: 1. Demonstrated ability to safely and humanely handle large animal species (horse, cow, sheep). 2. A thorough knowledge and ability to perform physical examination of common domestic species (dog, cat, sheep, horse and cow), and 3. Documentation of an adequate antibody titre against rabies measured within the past two years.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Applicants with a DVM degree will be given priority. For equally qualified DVM applicants, preference will take into consideration type(s) and extent of past large animal experience. Training in teaching, communication, giving feedback, and/or assessment would be an asset. Preference will also be given to applicants with past experience teaching in VETM*3430/3440/4870.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
DVM Schedule Handbook. Variable hours based on DVM Phases 1 – 3 course schedules (laboratories run at various times M – F, 8:30am – 5:30pm). A full schedule will be provided at the start of the work assignment.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 5, 2022 to April 28, 2023
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA $43.73/hr; $6125.96/semester effective 2022/23
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Sharita Carter, Operations Manager for Clinical Studies, sharitac@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.

All successful applicants must reside in Ontario and must be able to attend on-campus in-person meetings as required.

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).