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Instructional Assistantships

The Anthropology program invites applications for Instructional Assistants (IAs) for two sections of AN100 during the winter 2021 academic term. The positions will begin on January 11, 2021 and will involve 50 hours of work over the course of the term. Please note that IA positions will be administered through Career Services and that successful applicants will be required, as part of their work hours. to attend several short workshops (2.5 hrs total) with the Career Centre.

Position Overview

  • Review course material and assist with in-class exercise preparation.
  • Attend meetings with course instructors.
  • Provide online discussion facilitation.
  • Mark assignments, tests and exams.
  • Provide study sessions.
  • Respond to emails from students.
  • For AN100C student IAs should be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and for AN100D student IAs should be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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 on Tuesday, December 1st by 11:59 p.m.