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Now Hiring: Graduate Teaching Developers!

Are you a graduate student at Laurier who is interested in contributing to student teaching development? We are now hiring Graduate Teaching Developers for the 2018-2019 academic year!

Graduate Teaching Developer (GTD)

GTDs play a key role in supporting the professional development of graduate and undergraduate students at Laurier related to professional development and teaching and instructional assistants (TAs and IAs). This position reports to, and works closely with, the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development. 

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Kyra Jones by June 15th.

What type of work does a GTD do? 

Support of Graduate & Undergraduate Teaching Certificates

  • Facilitate/co-facilitate microteaching sessions
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate teaching workshops
  • Facilitate components of our online teaching certificate in an online learning environment
  • Assist with the development and redevelopment of workshops to reflect current literature in higher education
  • Conduct classroom observations of teaching for fellow Laurier students, in particular graduate TAs and undergraduate IAs, providing constructive feedback reflective of current educational literature
  • Collect and collate midterm feedback for fellow Laurier students from the students in their classrooms
  • Contribute to teaching resources created by the Teaching & Learning for undergraduate students, graduate students, TAs, and IAs
  • Meet with students in a confidential setting to provide one-on-one support, resourcing, and referrals
  • Read and maintain currency in literature related to higher education and scholarship of teaching and learning

Help us with our communications, promotions, and marketing

  • Develop and maintain an online presence for graduate students, TAs, and IAs. 
  • Monitoring social media accounts;
  • Curating and sharing articles and resources relevant to professional development via social media accounts
  • Provide updates when required via the Develop Your Teaching website, newsletters, TV monitors on campus, and other sources as applicable
  • Assist with managing the certificate programs in the MyLearningSpace environment
  • Monitor professional development opportunities for students at Laurier (undergraduate and graduate), in particular TAs and IAs
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate coordinators, Career Services, Graduate Students’ Association, and other Academic Support Units when required with respect to TA/IA and student development opportunities

Workshop/Event Planning and Support

  • Provide input and support with respect to workshop scheduling and development
  • Assist with logistics of events and workshops (registration, communication with participants, etc.)
  • Other duties as per the direction of the Educational Developer: Student Programming

Resource Development

  • Develop and update resources for Laurier students (graduate and undergraduate), TAs, and IAs in collaboration with the Educational Developer: Student Programming
  • Monitor success and make recommendations to enhance development opportunities at Laurier related to teaching and learning

Other Tasks

  • Meet with the Educational Developer: Student Programming at regularly scheduled team meetings and meet with others as required
  • Additional tasks as requested by the Educational Developer responsible for Student Programming

The rate for this position is $25/hour (including 4% vacation) for an average commitment of 10 hours per week from August 2018 to August 2019. Exact duties and hours will be determined in consultation with the Educational Developer responsible for Student Programming. At times, the position may require attendance at campus events on short notice and travel to other Laurier locations (including Laurier's Brantford Campus and the Lyle S. Hallman Facult of Social Work). 

What are the position requirements?

  • Registered in a PhD or Master’s program at Laurier
  • Full or partial completion of University Teaching Foundations certificate is preferred
  • Knowledge of university structure as well as programs, resources, and services available at Laurier
  • Demonstrated interest in supporting student learning and ability to work with a wide range of colleagues in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Previous work experience as a TA in a post-secondary institution is required, strong teaching evaluations an asset
  • Previous experience with MyLearningSpace is preferred
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to others
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, email, social media, etc.
  • Interest in researching, developing, and facilitating workshops about teaching
  • Leadership or mentorship experience an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment when developing and supporting teaching development programs

Teaching and Learning is an open office environment. There is a designated workspace in the office for GTDs to hold office hours, which may be shared with other part-time, occasional staff members.