Session: Fall/Winter 2017-18 - LWTA

Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

Applications due: May 12, 2017

Submit applications on-line to: https://taships.chass.utoronto.ca/ant.

CampusCourse No.Course TitleEnrollment (est.)No. positions (est.) *No. hours (est.)DatesTutorialsDutiesQualifications
STGANT100Y1Y-LWTAIntroduction to Anthropology - Lead Writing TA1180 hours at the SGS II rate as of May 11, 2017 ($43.65) +4% vacation pay = $45.20June 1, 2017* to April 30, 2018 * must be available for approximately 14 hours training June 5-9 and for consultation wN/AAs part of a writing instruction initiative in Arts and Science, the Lead Writing TA will work with the Writing Coordinator and WIT Unit Contact to support instructors and train course TAs in selected courses. The LWTA will perform the following duties: • Participate in an intensive training session (with LWTAs from other units) in June and additional training throughout the year (early September early January) • Meet in summer with the Writing Coordinator, departmental WIT contact, and course instructors to plan course assignments and writing activities for tutorials, labs, or lectures • Design and lead training sessions and consultations for course TAs on topics such as providing feedback to students on writing, planning tutorial/lab activities related to writing, etc.) through Fall and Winter terms • Develop and/or adapt resources on writing instruction (such as marking rubrics and assignments) for instructors, TAs, and students • Communicate regularly by email and in person with course instructors, the WIT Coordinator, departmental WIT Contact and others to implement WIT activities. • Collect and analyze data on WIT (e.g., surveys, student writing samples, TA and instructor focus groups, etc.) • Document activities (e.g., help draft unit WIT goals, provide monthly updates, write a final a report about WIT activities in the unit, etc.) In addition to the on-line application, you must submit a writing sample (individually written and no more than four pages) to Josie Alaimo or email to: josie.alaimo@utoronto.ca Also, please include the names of two referees who have supervised you in course TAships under “Work Experience.” Required: • Current PhD student • At least two years' experience as a course TA, whether leading tutorials/ labs, in-class instruction, or grading • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with and show tact when communicating with course instructors and TAs • Strong administrative skills, including ability to schedule meetings, plan and document work • Strong time management skills with ability to meet multiple deadlines • Strong facilitation and presentation skills and/or experience leading workshops • Evidence of superior writing skills in their discipline (writing sample must be individually authored) • Flexible schedule, able to accommodate short notice requests for meetings with WIT participants

Notes:

  1. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

  2. These jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Statement of Policy is available in the Department Office and in the CUPE, local 3902 office.

  3. The position (s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

  4. The rates of pay correspond with the current CUPE Agreement and is effective May 1, 2017 as follows:

  5. Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

  6. Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position (s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

Session: Summer 2017 - Summer 2017

Posted on: Mar 14, 2017

Applications due: Apr 12, 2017

Submit applications on-line to: https://taships.chass.utoronto.ca/ant.

CampusCourse No.Course TitleEnrollment (est.)No. positions (est.) *No. hours (est.)DatesTutorialsDutiesQualifications
STGANT100Y1YIntroduction to Anthropology802 (1 Archaeology/ Evolutionary, 1 Social Cultural- Linguistic)105 hours each1 Archaeology/ Evolutionary May 1-June 30, 2017, 1 Social Cultural- Linguistic July 1-August 31, 2017Mondays 8-9 pm and Wednesdays 5-6 pmConduct tutorials; prepare reading lists; consult with Supervisor/students; attend examinations; mark tutorial assignments and exams.Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly work (including undergraduate and graduate course work). Consideration will also be given to anthropological field research experience, grading experience, and course management experience.
STGANT204H1FAnthropology of the Contemporary World80235 hours eachMay 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017Tuesdays 12-1 pm, Tuesdays 1-2 pm, Thursdays 12-1 pmConduct tutorials; attend tests; consult with Supervisor/students; mark tests/essays. Demonstrated excellence in scholarly work (including undergraduate and graduate course work) within the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Consideration will also be given to anthropological field research experience, grading experience, and course management experience.
STGANT207H1SCore Concepts in Social and Cultural Anthropology80235 hours eachJuly 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017Tuesdays 12-1 pm, Tuesdays 1-2 pm, Thursdays 12-1 pmConsult with Supervisor/students. Mark papers/exams and assist with course materials. Prepare and conduct tutorials. Invigilate tests/examinations.Completed undergraduate and graduate courses in Social and Cultural Anthropology (demonstrated excellence in course performance); demonstrated communication ability. Previous teaching and marking experience preferred.
STGANT253H1SLanguage and Society1201140 hoursJuly 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017noneConsult with Supervisor/students. Mark papers/exams and assist with course materials. Invigilate tests/examinations. Demonstrated excellence in scholarly work (including undergraduate and graduate course work) within the field of Linguistic Anthropology. Consideration will also be given to grading experience and course management experience.
STGANT324H1STourism and Globalization80135 hoursJuly 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017noneConsult with Supervisor/students. Mark papers/exams and assist with course materials. Graduate Student in Social-Cultural Anthropology. Familiarity with course materials, especially critical postcolonial theory and the politics of cultural translation and representation preferred.
STGANT330Y1SPaleoanthropology Fieldwork151100 hoursJune 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017See dutiesThis field school is held in Hungary. Help prepare labs; consult with supervisor/students; helps supervise field and lab work; mark notebooks/examinations. Graduate student in Evolutionary Anthropology. Completed courses in human Anatomy/Paleoanthropology; paleoanthropology fieldwork experience.
STGANT343H1FSocial Anthropology of Gender80135 hoursMay 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017noneRead assigned materials, consult with Supervisor/students. Mark papers/exams and assist with course materials. Invigilate tests/examinations.Graduate student in Social Cultural or Linguistic Anthropology, advanced PhD preferred. Familiarity with course material.
STGANT346H1FAnthropology of Food801 35 hours May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017noneConsult with Supervisor/students. Mark papers/exams and assist with course materials. Invigilate tests/examinations. Graduate student in Social-Cultural Anthropology, demonstrated excellence in course performance. Previous teaching and marking experience preferred.
STGANT437H1FIntroduction to Virtual Anthropology20140 hoursMay 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017Need to be available week either the week of June 5-9 or June 12-16 (dates to be confirmed)Assist instructor with integrating the use of 3D printing and surface. This will involve some independent scanning and 3D printing. Experience with virtual anthropological methods, including surface scanning (structured light and /or laser surface scanning), 3D printing (Printrbot fused filament fabrication printers and/or Formlabs Form 2 stereolithographic printer) and 3D visualization (Avizo/Amira, MeshLab). Experience with using these approaches in archaeological or evolutionary anthropological research preferred.
STGARH306Y1FArchaeological Field Methods301140 hoursMay 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017See dutiesSupervise small groups of students; mapping and excavating at a site in Toronto, Mon to Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (10 days); marking of field notes and mapping data. Completed courses in Archaeology; knowledge of and experience in Archaeological fieldwork (survey and excavation); experience supervising small groups; ability to work independently and with groups; knowledge of mapping, including use of a theodolite or total station, GPS, topographic maps. Knowledge of augering/coring, remote sensing, or digital photography an asset. Ontario archaeological license an asset.
UTMANT101H5S-SummerIntroduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology1002140 hourrs eachJuly 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017Thurs 1-3pm and 3-5pmTeaching assistant to conduct practicals, invigilate tests and final examination, consult with supervisor and students, mark practical assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in biological anthropology and/or archaeology, and have an ability to communicate information clearly. Skills and background to complement instructor & other TAs will be given preference. May also prefer current TA, depending on specilities in need and complementarity needs. Must be available for practical on Thursdays at UTM, midterms, and final exam.
UTMANT102H5F-SummerIntroduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology2001-3 depending on enrollment50-70 hours each depending on enrollmentMay 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017none, but must come to UTM for tests, exams and meetingsTeaching assistant to invigilate tests and final examination, consult supervisor and students, and mark assignments and examinations. Must come to UTM for tests, exams, and meetings.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in sociocultural and/or linguistic anthropology; an ability to communicate information clearly; previous teaching and marking experience preferred. Complementary background with instructor and current TA may be desirable.
UTMANT202H5S-SummerBiological Anthropology: Human Variation and Adaption50270 hours eachJuly 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017Wednesdays 12 - 2pm and 2 - 4pm at UTMTeaching assist to conduct tutorials, prepare lab notes and handouts, invigilate tests and examinations, consult with supervisor and students, mark practical assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in biological anthropology; familiarity with material covered, genetics and human diversity. Experience and expertise to complement instructor and other TAs may be desirable. Must be available for practicals at UTM as well as midterms and exams.
UTMANT203H5F-SummerBiological Anthropology: Primatology and Palaeoanthropology50270 hours eachMay 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017Wednesdays 12-2pm and 2-4pm at UTMTeaching assist to conduct tutorials, prepare lab notes and handouts, invigilate tests and examinations, consult with supervisor and students, mark practical assignments and examinations. Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in biological anthropology; familiarity with material covered, paleaoanthropology and primatology. Experience and expertise to complement instructor and other TAs may be desirable. Must be available for practicals at UTM as well as midterms and exams.
UTMANT214H5S-SummerAnthropology of Food and Nutrition1001 or 2 depending on enrollment50 hours eachJuly 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017none, but must come to UTM for tests, exams and meetingsTeaching assistant to invigilate tests and final examination, consult with supervisor and students, mark assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate course in anthropology with a focus clearly related to nutrition and food; a good knowledge of biological aspects of the topic is required, but a strong socio-cultural background in the topic also highly desired. Applicants should be willing to blend knowledge of both evolutionary and sociocultural approaches to human foodways. Skills and background to complement instructor & other TAs may be given preference. TAs must be available for tests, exams, and meetings on the UTM campus.
UTMANT215H5F-SummerHow Should One Live? An Intro to the Anthro of Ethics1001 or 2 depending on enrollment50 hours each May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017none, but must come to UTM for tests, exams and meetingsTeaching assistant to invigilate tests and final examination, consult with supervisor and students, mark assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in sociocultural anthropology; an ability to communicate information clearly; previous teaching and marking experience preferred. Expertise in topics related to course preferred. Must be available for midterms and exams at UTM.
UTMANT317H5F-SummerArchaeology of Eastern North America501 depends on enrollment70 hoursMay 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017none, but must come to UTM for tests, exams and meetingsTeaching assist to conduct tutorials, invigilate tests and final examinations, consult with students, consult with supervisor, and mark assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropological Anthropology, with an ability to communicate information clearly. Previous teaching and marking experience preferred, with experience in topics related to the course focus (prehistory of Eastern North America).
UTMANT331H5F-SummerThe Biology of Human Sexuality501 depending on enrollment70 hoursMay 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017none, but must come to UTM for tests, exams and meetingsTeaching assistant to invigilate tests and final examination, consult with supervisor and students, mark assignments and examinations.Successful applicants will have completed undergraduate and/or graduate courses in biological anthropology; an ability to communicate information clearly; previous teaching and marking experience preferred. Skills and background to complement instructor may be preferred.
UTSCANTA01H3YIntroduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human1002-370 hours eachMay - August 2017*Subject to Change* TU 12:00 13:00 TU 13:00 14:00 TU 12:00 13:00 TU 13:00 14:00 TU 16:00 17:00Teaching assistant to conduct tutorials, invigilate tests and final examinations, consult with student, consult with supervisor, and mark tutorial assignments and examinations. Must be available to attend classes AND meet with Instructor at UTSC.Preferred applicants will have completed undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology and archaeology; an ability to communicate information clearly, previous teaching and marking experience preferred.
UTSCANTA02H3YIntroduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language801-270 hours eachMay - August 2017*Subject to Change* TH 12:00 13:00 TH 13:00 14:00 TH 14:00 15:00Teaching assistant to conduct tutorials, invigilate tests and final examinations, consult with student, consult with supervisor, and mark tutorial assignments and examinations. Must be available to attend classes and meet with Instructor at UTSC. Preferred applicants will have completed undergraduate and graduate courses in socio-cultural anthropology; an ability to communicate information clearly, previous teaching and marking experience preferred.
UTSCANTB66H3FSpiritual Paths: A Comparative Anthropology of Pilgrimage601-250 hours eachMay - June 2017N/ATeaching assistant to consult with supervisor, mark assignments and/or examinations, invigilate tests and final examinations. Must be able to attend classes (as required) and meetings, and pick up and drop off assignments at UTSC. The TA must have excellent time management skills, including the ability to mark written assignments efficiently and effectively within agreed-upon time limits. Timely communication with the instructor and students is also expected, meaning that the TA must adhere to the course's 2 business day email reply policy, and pro-actively report problems that arise in tutorial or any tasks that exceed the estimated time to the instructor.Successful applicants must have a background in social cultural anthropology with a good understanding of the anthropology of religion and ritual. Familiarity with pilgrimage studies will be an asset.
UTSCANTC67H3YFoundations In epidemology501-250 hours eachMay - August 2017*Subject to Change* WE 12:00 13:00 WE 13:00 14:00Teaching assistant to consult with supervisor, mark assignments and/or examinations, invigilate tests and final examinations. Must be available to attend classes at UTSC.Successful applicants must have understanding of: basic epidemiological principles, rates and statistical interpretation (e.g, prevalence and incidence, mortality and morbidity rates), various infectious and chronic diseases, and major epidemiologic study designs (e.g., case-control studies, cohort studies).
UTSCANTC68H3YDeconstructing Epidemics60150 hoursMay - August 2017N/ATeaching assistant to consult with supervisor, mark assignments and/or examinations, invigilate tests and final examinations. Must be available to attend classes at UTSC, as required. Successful applicants must have understanding of basic epidemiological principles, rates and statistical interpretation (e.g, prevalence and incidence, mortality and morbidity rates), basic understanding of various infectious diseases (e.g, cholera, SARS)

Notes:

  1. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

  2. These jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Statement of Policy is available in the Department Office and in the CUPE, local 3902 office.

  3. The position (s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

  4. The rates of pay correspond with the current CUPE Agreement and is effective May 1, 2017 as follows:

  5. Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

  6. Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position (s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.