JOB POSTING
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207

Chemistry
Position Title: TEACHING ASSISTANT
   
Course: CHEM 3P51
   
Course Details: Quantum Chemistry
Start 2013-09-01     End 2013-12-31
Fall, 2013
   
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:
Tutorial demonstrator: The teaching assistant is expected to help augment the understanding of the CHEM 3P51 course material by answering student questions. He/she will provide assistance in solving the assigned course problems, computer based or otherwise, and will obtain and administer the tutorial problems as assigned by the course instructor for CHEM 3P51 (see posting for Instructor for CHEM 3P51). The course instructor shall provide the tutorial problems to the tutorial demonstrator at least one day in advance for the sake of preparation.
 
Qualifications:
The candidate requires a PhD in Physical or Theoretical Chemistry, or Theoretical Physics or equivalent. The applicant must also have previous research and teaching experience in quantum chemistry or quantum mechanics. Research and lecturing experience at the University level is required.

Applicants for this position are encouraged to apply for Instructor for CHEM 3P51.

For additional opportunities in quantum teaching, please see job posting for Instructor for CHEM 5P00.
 
Applications:
Applications will be accepted until 2013-06-14

Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

Please complete an application form available online at http://www.brocku.ca/hr-ehs/hrehs-forms. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript, a list of 3 referees, a CUPE 4207 application form, and your seniority date. Forward applications to: Costa Metallinos, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.
 
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:
Course description:
CHEM 3P51 (Quantum Chemistry)
Schrodinger equation, solution of the harmonic oscillator problem, hydrogen atom, angular momentum theory, variational method with applications to atomic and molecular systems, molecular orbital theory, self-consistent field theory, and simple group theory. Introduction to FORTRAN 90.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; lab, 2 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.

Recommended Textbooks: I.N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hill 2009. D.M. Etter, Fortran 90 for Engineers, Addison-Wesley 1995.
 
For office use only: 2013-04-01 - #5462 - Revised - 2013-04-01