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Instructional Assistantships for 2017/18

The Anthropology program invites applications for Instructional Assistants (IAs) for two sections of AN100 during the 2017/18 academic year. The IA will support up to 68 students. The positions will begin on Sept. 7, 2017. There will be a meeting request Sept. 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Position Overview

  • Review course material and assist with in-class exercise preparation.
  • Attend meetings with course instructors.
  • Provide online and in class discussion facilitation.
  • Mark assignments, tests and exams.
  • Provide study sessions.
  • Respond to emails from students.
  • For AN100 A, B, C, D should be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. or from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Qualifications

Applicants should be an Anthropology major with a GPA of no less than 8.0. 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.

Compensation

$21.70 per hour (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, 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 both to Anthropology Program Coordinator Tanya Richardson (trichardson@wlu.ca) and Administrator Sharon Lalor (slalor@wlu.ca).

The posting will close when all positions have been filled.