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Instructional Assistant (IA) - HN320: Human Physiology II: Control and Integration

Position Posting - Instructional Assistants (IA) – HN320: Human Physiology II: Control and Integration

An Instructional Assistant is required for HN320: Human Physiology II: Control and Integration (Winter 2018 term). HN320 is a third year course that explores the mechanisms, control and integration of human physiological processes at the genetic, cellular, tissue, organ and while body levels of organization with an emphasis on understanding how the nervous and endocrine systems coordinate cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and reproductive processes, metabolism and other processes to maintain homeostasis.


The IA will be responsible for the following duties:

1)     preparing for and assisting with and/or delivering two one-hour tutorial or lab sections weekly (Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:20 pm) for 12 weeks. This may include an additional one-hour set-up and clean-up for each section (i.e. 5:00-5:30 and 6:20-6:50 pm)

2)     marking tutorial/lab assignments

3)     proctoring and marking two lecture exams (midterm and final exam)

4)     setting up, proctoring, and marking lab bell-ringer exams

5)     meeting with students and the instructor throughout the term



The ideal candidates will have experience in neurophysiology and be familiar with relevant structures and functions of the brain, have taken HN320 previously and ideally have taken BI110, HN210, HN220, and PS263. The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong organizational, facilitation, and teambuilding skills and be able to follow instructions, meet deadlines, be reliable, and show a genuine interest in student success in the course. 

Hours of work

130 hours (hours will be worked between January 3, 2018 – April 30, 2018)

Rate of pay

$19.50/hour when second-year undergraduate

$20.60/hour when third-year undergraduate

$21.70/hour when fourth-year undergraduate

$27.54/hour when MA student or PhD student


Please apply to Linda Bennett, lbennett@wlu.ca by Friday, November 24, 2017