TA226316- Fall 2022-ENVS*2120 DE Introduction to Environmental Stewardship

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Environmental Sciences
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: 
Some
Course Details
Course Number: 
ENVS*2120 DE
Course Name: 
Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
Course Format: 
DE
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The University of Guelph has vaccination and masking policies that may be altered with limited notice depending on COVID-19 circumstances and advice from government, public health authorities, and prevailing science. Currently, the vaccination policy is paused and masking will be paused as of July 1, 2022 (https://news.uoguelph.ca/2022/06/covid-19-update-masking-update-and-classes-on-campus-this-fall/). With the evolving nature of the pandemic, public health measures may resume with little advance notice to address the health risks. Should this occur, vaccinations will be required. The U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be found here (https://news.uoguelph.ca/covid-19/vaccination/). More COVID-related information can be found here (https://news.uoguelph.ca/covid-19/faculty-and-staff/)
Projected Class Enrolment: 
120
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: 
Yes
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
2
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
2
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Graduate level research and teaching experience in environmental sciences. A strong understanding of ecological principles. Familiarity with schools of environmental thought, conducting an environmental inventory, land classification, approaches to environmental decision-making, public consultation (esp. in southern Ontario) and current environmental issues. Ability to explain the (English and Latin) identification of flora and fauna, and use of air photos, topographic maps, soil physiography and geology maps, official laws and zoning by-laws. Ability to fairly and rapidly assess and grade student essays for content, proper grammar and spelling.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Enthusiasm for teaching and learning. Patience combined with consultation and guidance skills with and for students (some who may be unfamiliar with conducting an environmental inventory or other aspects of environmental science, decision-making and designations).
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
This course is distance education.
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): 
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
seshr@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Dr. Paul Sibley, Director, Email: psibley@uoguelph.ca, Tel: 519-824-4120 Ext 52707, School of Environmental Sciences.

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).