JOB POSTING - Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207


Psychology
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Position Title: TEACHING ASSISTANT
 
Course: PSYC 2F23
 
Course Details:
Start 2013-05-01 End 2013-07-17
Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 1900-2200
 
Compensation:
Teaching Assistant, Course Coordinator and Lab Demonstrator positions are paid according to the qualifications that the employee holds.

Employees who do NOT hold a 4-year honours degree or a 3-year pass degree will be paid the undergraduate rate - $1,133.00 per 60-hour appointment or $18.88 per hour.

Employees who hold a 4-year honours degree or a 3-year pass degree will be paid the graduate rate - $1,784.00 per 60-hour appointment or $29.73 per hour.

In cases where additional duties are required as part of a Teaching Assistant?s duties, these hours shall be compensated at the appropriate Teaching Assistant rate.
 
Duties:
The nominal workload for this position is 120 hours per full credit course appointment. Duties and responsibilities will be in accordance with Article 22 of the Collective Agreement.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful academic teaching assistant experience in PSYC 2F23 or an equivalent full-year, one-credit introductory course in research design and statistical analysis in the area of Psychology. If a course taken at Brock is being considered an equivalent, identify the course (i.e., XXXX 1F90). For courses at other institutions, provide a syllabus or course description. Failure to provide the required documentation to support the request for consideration of equivalency will result in an incomplete application. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and be able to clearly explain, all course topics, including descriptive and inferential statistics (both mathematical calculations and underlying assumptions), probability, and research design, specifically as they pertain to the area of Psychology. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to assist students in overcoming difficulties that they encounter when dealing with the topics and issues covered by or related to this course. Applicants must have excellent time management skills so that they can cover the required course material during the available tutorial time. Applicants must be able to work independently to solve problems and must be able to prepare for seminars and mark tests and exams in a timely manner, be available to meet with students outside of regular class hours and deal with their questions effectively, and be available to proctor tests and exams. Attendance at lectures is not required.
 
Applications:
Applications will be accepted until 2013-04-05 Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

Tim Murphy, Chair
Department of Psychology
Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1

For further information:
Joanne Boekestyn
Joanne.Boekestyn@brocku.ca

Please Note:
If applicable, applicants are responsible for submitting their seniority date with their application. Applicants that don't include a seniority date will be assumed not to have one.

Positions listed on this posting are subject to course enrolments and budgetary approval.

As per Article 22.04 of the Collective Agreement:

- Graduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept an appointment in excess of an average of ten (10) hours per week over an academic term, in which she is enrolled as a full time student, without the prior permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies;
- Undergraduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept more than nine (9) Teaching Assistant appointments, or the equivalent of nine (9) Teaching Assistant appointments in any classification, per term minus the number of courses in which that student is currently enrolled;
- Part-time Graduate Students and Non-Students shall not accept any appointment which, taken together with all other appointments at the University, would cause the member to exceed the maximum number of regular hours (i.e. not overtime hours) allowable in a work week under the Employment Standards Act, as amended from time to time.

Permission to exceed the above mentioned workload limits should be obtained prior to application.

A Collective Agreement governs part-time Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Lab Demonstrator, Course Coordinator and Marker-Grader positions at Brock University. A hardcopy of the Agreement can be obtained from Human Resources or accessed on the Human Resources Web Site - www.brocku.ca/hr-ehs
 
Additional Comments:
 
For office use only: 2013-03-21 - #5454 - Approved
 
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