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Position Posting: Instructional Assistant HE300/KP4343: Epidemiology

Two (2) instructional assistants are required for two sections of HE300/KP434: Epidemiology (Fall/2017 term). HE300/KP434 is an introduction to the history, theory, and methods of epidemiology with attention to the place of epidemiology in preventive and clinical medicine in relation to both infectious and chronic diseases. Topics to be covered include: epidemiological reasoning, measures of risk and disease frequency, causation, screening, prevention and study design.


The IA will assist in:

  • answering student emails,
  • aiding students in learning the course materials,
  • proctoring examinations and
  • grading assignments and examinations.


The ideal candidates will have a passion for the subject area, be excellent communicators, and demonstrate strong leadership skills in facilitating learning objectives. Successful completion of an undergraduate Epidemiology course with a minimum grade of A- is required in order for your application to be considered.  

Hours of Work

A total of 65 hours per position will be worked between Sept. 7, 2017 – Dec. 21, 2017

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 with a resume and cover letter to Linda Bennett, lbennett@wlu.ca by Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.