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Instructional Assistantships

The Anthropology program invites applications for Instructional Assistants (IAs) for the following positions:

Fall 2023Positions (in-person) begin Sept 8:

AN100A: Mondsays and Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:20 pm (4 positions available)

Winter 2024 Positions (in-person) begin January 9:

AN100B: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:50 am (4 positions available)

Each position will involve 50 hours of work over the course of the term. 

Position Overview

  • Review course material and assist with in-class exercise preparation.
  • Attend meetings with course instructors.
  • Provide discussion facilitation.
  • Mark assignments, tests and exams.
  • Provide study sessions.
  • Respond to emails from students.


Applicants should be an Anthropology major or minor. Students in related disciplines will also be considered, however, priority will be given to Anthropology students. Applicants should:

  • Be good communicators (clear, articulate speakers), with strong interpersonal skills (friendly, approachable, able to create a positive rapport with students, etc.);
  • Be capable of unbiased evaluation;
  • Possess discerning, critical reading skills; and
  • Be able to skilfully communicate his or her academic understanding in standard academic text forms.
  • Be available during all scheduled class times for the posted position. 


 (for fourth-year students), plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay, for 50 hours for the duration of the term.

Applications and Due Dates

Applicants should send a cover letter (indicating which position(s) you are applying for), including a statement about his/her suitability for the position and what s/he can bring to the course, a resume, and the names of two academic references. Note that names of faculty members who can speak to your writing ability and/or participation in class would be preferred. Official transcripts are not required as the department has access to – and will refer to – academic records.

Complete applications may be submitted by email to Sandra Dalpe,

We must receive applications to by Friday August 18, 2023 at 11:59pm. Incomplete applications (no cover letter, resume etc) will not be considered.