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Instructional Assistantships

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

Fall 2021 Positions (remote learning) begin Sept 9:

AN100A: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
AN100B: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
AN200: Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:50 a.m.

Winter 2022 Positions (in-person) begin January 4:

AN100C: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30-11:20 a.m.
AN100D: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30a.m.-12:20 p.m.
AN120: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:10-11:20 a.m.


Fall positions begin September 9, 2021, and Winter positions January 4, 2022. Each position will involve 50 hours of work over the course of the term. You may apply for more than one section of AN100. Please note that IA positions will be administered through Career Services and successful applicants will be required to attend several short, paid sessions (2.5 hrs total) with the Career Centre as part of the conditions of employment.

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.


$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 to Dr. Sara Matthews, Program Coordinator (Anthropology) at

We must receive applications to by Friday, August 6 2021 at 11:59pm. Incomplete applications (no cover letter, resume etc) will not be considered.