TA210534- Winter 2022-GSA SETS SETS - Orlando Project

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GSA-1, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of English and Theatre Studies
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: 
Yes
Course Details
Course Number: 
GSA SETS
Course Name: 
SETS - Orlando Project
Course Format: 
N/A
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This position will support a range of activities associated with research in collaborative digital scholarship in the humanities. Activities will vary and will include some but not all of the following types of work. This position will develop research abilities and knowledge of literary history, provide an introduction to digital humanities methods and several tools, and provide experience of large-scale, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research. It will involve using tools representing texts digitally, including tagging/markup, to support research and analysis of cultural data. Training will be provided: you need only to be comfortable with learning in a digital environment. The activities will be tailored as far as possible to the student’s strengths and interests. Most work will relate to the Orlando Project’s literary history of women’s writing in the British Isles (www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO). Activities may also include testing new tools or extensions of existing ones, data transformation and cleanup, documentation, or assisting with usability studies. You may also help research topics such as collaborative scholarship, infrastructure, and the semantic web. IMPORTANT NOTE: U of G will progress its return to more conventional course delivery and offer in-person instruction for most courses in Winter 2022 in line with the Provost’s letter of Oct 18, 2021(https://news.uoguelph.ca/2021/10/update-on-plans-for-winter-2022-semester/). Compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/staff-faculty-hr-policies-support-staff/713-covid-19-vaccination-policy) will continue to be required.
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: 
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
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Meetings
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
It will involve using tools representing texts digitally, including tagging/markup, to support research and analysis of cultural data. Training will be provided: you need only to be comfortable with learning in a digital environment. The activities will be tailored as far as possible to the student’s strengths and interests. Most work will relate to the Orlando Project’s literary history of women’s writing in the British Isles (www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO). Activities may also include testing new tools or extensions of existing ones, data transformation and cleanup, documentation, or assisting with usability studies. You may also help research topics such as collaborative scholarship, infrastructure, and the semantic web.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Applicant must be enrolled as MA or PhD student in the humanities with strong analytical and writing skills. Previous experience with digital humanities,and experience of large-scale, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research. It will involve using tools representing texts digitally, including tagging/markup, to support research and analysis of cultural data. Activities may also include testing new tools or extensions of existing ones, data transformation and cleanup, documentation, or assisting with usability studies. You may also help research topics such as collaborative scholarship, infrastructure, and the semantic web.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Registration in SETS graduate program during the Winter 2022 semester.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
N/A
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
January 10, 2022 to April 8, 2022
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): 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Posting Email Contact: 
setspost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Olga Petrik, SETS Administrative Assistant at petriko@uougelph.ca

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