TA227460- Fall 2022-BIOL*1050 Biology of Managed Ecosystems

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): 
Fall 2022
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
BIOL*1050
Course Name: 
Biology of Managed Ecosystems
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Projected Class Enrolment: 
410
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: 
1
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
4
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
5
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Preparation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties Described: 
Watering plant material as needed ****Please indicate your preference of a 0.5 or 1.0 appointment in your application******
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Good working knowledge of animal and plant physiology and animal and plant interactions. Graduate/Research experience with animal nutrition and behaviour (2 GTA positions) and/or plant agriculture (2 GTA positions) is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous GTA experience in undergraduate biology courses.
Preferred Qualifications: 
In addition, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent verbal and written skills in English.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lecture Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Laboratory/Seminars: Monday 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM, 2:30-4:20 and 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM, Tuesday 2:30 AM - 4:20 Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM, 2:30-4:20 and 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM, Friday 8:30-10:20 and 2:30-4:20. ****Please indicate your preference of a 0.5 or 1.0 appointment in your application******
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 1, 2022 to December 31, 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): 
Friday, August 12, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
papost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Robert Jones and Dave Kerec

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