JOB POSTING - Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207

Political Science
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Course: POLI 3P17
Course Details: Politics and the Mass Media in Canada
Start 2014-01-01 End 2014-04-30
Please refer to 2013/2014 academic timetable
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.
The nominal workload for this position is 60 hours. Duties include facilitating small group discussions based on assigned materials that examine the relationship between Canadian Mass Media and the political process, grading of assignments and exams, providing thoughtful and constructive feedback with the aim of enriching students' academic experiences in the discipline, and maintaining accurate records of individual student performance.
Must be enrolled in or have completed a postgraduate degree in Political Science. Must have successfully completed POLI 3P17 (or equivalent) and have the ability to clearly articulate the basic theoretical concepts. Must have strong essay writing skills. Must have good organizational skills and be able to observe timelines requested by the Instructor. Must have prior documented experience as a teaching assistant or in a similar leadership capacity.
Applications will be accepted until 2013-07-10 Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

Diane Leon,
Undergraduate Advisor/Seminar Coordinator,
PL326, Department of Political Science,
500 Glenridge Ave.,
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

For further information:
Diane Leon
905 688-5550, ext. 4245

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 -
Additional Comments:
For office use only: 2013-06-05 - #5976 - Approved
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