TA208779- Winter 2022-DTM*2000 Turfgrass Management I

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Plant Agriculture
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2022
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: 
Turfgrass Management I
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course covers the use of turfgrass for home lawns, industrial sites, roadsides, athletic fields, municipal sites, golf courses and reclamation of land. Growth and development of turfgrasses, identification and characteristics of turfgrass species and cultivars, climatic and edaphic adaptation, turfgrass mixtures and blends and their uses, establishment techniques, and primary cultural management practices including mowing, fertilization, and irrigation will be studied.
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: 
Student Consultation
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Other Duties Described: 
Conducting Labs/Seminars (2 labs per week as per Covid small group protocol) Lab preparation
Required Qualifications: 
Plant biology background
Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience in turfgrass science and agronomy
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures are Monday, Wednesday 11:30-12:20; Labs are Tuesday 8:30 - 11:20
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
January 10, 2022 to April 30, 2022
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA $42.94/hr; $6014.68/semester effective 2021/22
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Friday, December 10, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Mike Van Beek is the instructor for the course. Applications will be accepted by the Graduate Program Administrator in Plant Agriculture

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