JOB POSTING - Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207


SF&PA - Dramatic Arts
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Position Title: TEACHING ASSISTANT
 
Course: DART 3V91
 
Course Details: The Art of The Clown-Doctor
Start 2014-05-01 End 2014-05-16
May 5 - 9 + May 11
MTWRF + S
900h - 1600h
 
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:
run small group 'character development labs' as directed by instructor; provide instructor with feedback about these 'labs'; take notes on all sessions as directed by the instructor; communicate with students concerning readings/digital materials and out of class assignments; answer students questions as able; send student to instructor when unable to do so; assist the instructor in assessing students progress; assist instructor with grading process; may include reading student "Clown Character Sketches' and final papers; assist with any other assignment set by instructor as and when the need arises; meet with Instructor prior to and after each session; make sure room is ready and all materials are in place
 
Qualifications:
- excellent command of spoken and written English
- undergraduate degree in drama in education and community (or equivalent) complete
- successful completion (with upper quartile evaluation) of university-level instruction in application of clowning to therapeutic and/or healthcare environments
- previous experience as a Teaching Assistant for university-level courses in applications of clowning to therapeutic and/or healthcare environments
- demonstrated experience working as a Clown-Doctor and/or a Familial Clown with Fools For Health
- demonstrated excellence as a dancer and/or gymnast and/or singer preferred
- ability to play a musical instrument an asset
-successfully and previously acted as a Teaching Assistant for DART 3V91 The Art of the Clown Doctor
 
Applications:
Applications will be accepted until 2014-03-31 Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

David Vivian
Chair, Department of Dramatic Arts
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines ON
L2S 3A1
905-688-5550 x 4401

For further information:
Georgann Cope Watson
905-688-5550 x 5255

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:
Please see Article 22: Workload for details including the following remarks:

- Instructor: The nominal workload is normally made up of scheduled contact time with students and non-classroom time. The non-classroom time is made up of preparation of lectures, student consultation, marking or grading and course administration, including grade appeals and cases of academic dishonesty. In the case of a two-hour lecture per week, or the equivalent of a two-hour lecture per week, the incumbent shall also be responsible for the first hour of seminar in each course.
- Upon request by an Instructor, the Employer and the Instructor will review the workload for the course to ensure that assigned duties can be completed within the assigned workload of 195 nominal hours per half credit course (see Article 22.01 (a)).
Please see the article for complete details.
 
For office use only: 2014-02-10 - #7173 - Approved
 
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