TA228121- Fall 2022-CHEM*3860 Quantum Chemistry

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Chemistry
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: 
CHEM*3860
Course Name: 
Quantum Chemistry
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 does not indicate that an alternative or DE format is likely. Applicants should indicate their availability for each scenario, if possible. 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: 
30
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
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Attending Lectures
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
May also include CourseLink and Discussion board monitoring. Other duties as assigned. Electronic file management. *Due to the PANDEMIC, GTA duties will potentially change as the semester progresses depending upon the needs of the Chemistry Department. *Due to the PANDEMIC, GTA duties will potentially change as the semester progresses depending upon the needs of the Chemistry Department.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
Applicants must: a) be enrolled in a Chemistry graduate program with an emphasis in quantum chemistry, b) have completed a B.SC. degree in chemistry, c) have experience running density functional theory (DFT) calculations, d) have experience teaching in chemistry laboratories, e) be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and previous satisfactory teaching performance, f) be able to demonstrate an ability to create and maintain a safe work place, and g) Applicants must be able to provide documentation indicating they have completed the following training programs: Lab Safety Training (EHS), WHMIS Training (EHS), Worker Health & Safety Awareness (EHS), Accessible Service Provision (CourseLink) and Making Education Accessible (CourseLink). Selection of successful candidates will be made in accordance with Article 11.04 of the CUPE 3913-1 collective agreement. Assignments to particular courses will be made in accordance with departmental needs and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications: 
a) Experience with Quantum computing, DFT calculation and Gaussian software, b) Previous experience as a student in CHEM*3860 or as a TA for CHEM*3860 considered an asset
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
As assigned. See Webadvisor for tutorial schedule. Under "Other Experience Or Qualifications That May Be Applicable For This Work Assignment", please note any dates/times when you are NOT available to work, and the reasons, otherwise we will assume you are available anytime. Under "Other Experience Or Qualifications That May Be Applicable For This Work Assignment", please note any dates/times when you are NOT available to work, and the reasons, otherwise we will assume you are available anytime.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2021 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): 
Monday, August 15, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
chemjobs@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Administrative Officer Department of Chemistry University of Guelph chemadmin@uoguelph.ca www.chemistry.uoguelph.ca

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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).