TA220777- Fall 2022-CIS*3760 Software Engineering

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 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: 
CIS*3760
Course Name: 
Software Engineering
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The total number of assignments is a low estimate of the number of available appointments. The final number may be higher and it will depend on class enrolment at the time of assignment. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY IN OUR FALL RETURN-TO-CAMPUS PLANNING. The University will be offering a significant portion of its courses face-to-face “In-Class”. Remote and alternative delivery modes will also occur. Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity). By accepting this contract, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. Should you require a medical accommodation, please notify your supervisor immediately. * Course format: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a format conducive to the current guidance of the provincial and federal government. Courses offered in-class 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. * Location/Availability: Work location will vary based on current guidance. Applicants must be aware of this and available to support a course in formats such as: Distance Education, in-person, or alternative delivery format. At the time of this posting, the guidance from provincial and federal bodies indicates an alternative or DE format is likely. Applicants should indicate their availability for each scenario, if possible. * Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity). By applying to this work assignment, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. The University’s COVID-19 website(https://www.uoguelph.ca/covid19/) provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
98
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
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
Leading laboratory sessions and helping students during sessions. Monitoring the support queue and completing any assigned task via the queue. Assist with creation of marking rubrics for assignments. Collaborating and mentoring. Monitoring course forums and respond to student questions using the forums; engaging with the discussion. Marking software design project-based assignments and returning marked assignments on time. Attendance to the School of Computer Science Orientation and Debriefing for Teaching Assistants is required. Able to attend all labs, prior experience with Java/Android, and SE projects.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
• As per the Collective Agreement, must be enrolled as a student in the Fall 2022 semester. • Must be available to attend lectures and labs as scheduled on WebAdvisor. • The ability to communicate computer science and software engineering concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally. • Must have strong programming skills, demonstrated by having passed the CIS core courses up to and including CIS*2750 (or equivalents), or at least a year of paid software development in industry. • Demonstrated facility using git to manage a multi-developer project. • Excellent problem solving skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems and software. • A thorough background and understanding of object-oriented programming. • Background and experience with software modeling and software design diagramming (e.g. UML/UML-2). • Demonstrated experience with project management tools such as Jira • Available during lab times and lecture times as assigned contact hours may vary week to week • Demonstrated understanding of Agile Software Development Processes • Given the shift towards online and hybrid course structures, all teaching assistants are required to maintain an internet connection strong enough to perform the duties required of their position during the duration of their contract. Potential TAs should apply with the understanding that a need to adapt to changing teaching situations may be required within the duration of the semester. • To help us facilitate instructor-TA interactions and pairings, please include your anticipated timezone in your application information.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Previous successful TA experience supporting CIS*3760 (Software Engineering). • Experience with multiple operating systems including OS/X, Linux, and Windows and Macs. • Prior experience supervising or managing teamwork, or working in a large team environment. • Experience working in a culturally diverse and inclusive teamwork environment. • Prior experience with Scrum • Experience with Redmine software project management tool. • Experience leading meetings, lectures, or labs with the Zoom video conferencing tool. • Experience with GitLab.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
See duties and qualifications above, as well as WebAdvisor for lecture and lab days and times. Must be available for all lecture and lab times - please include your availability in your application.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
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): 
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
socspost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Joshua Lange Instructional Support Coordinator jlange@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).