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Graduate Assistant Postings

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING

NOTICE RE: GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR FALL TERM 2020

 

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of English and Creative Writing invites applications for GA positions for the Fall term 2020. The total number of projected Graduate Assistantship positions for the Fall term 2020 is 14 GAs for a total of 1960 hours. All positions are subject to sufficient enrolment and final budgetary approval.

List of courses that may utilize Graduate Assistants for the Fall term 2020:

Course # and course name

# of  projected positions and # of hours per position

Duration of position

ENGL 1001-92 Composition

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 1003 Early British Literature

 

2 GAs for 140 hrs. each

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 1005 S1 Pride and Prejudice

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 1005 S2 Drama of the Western world comedy

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 1006 Writing Creatively

 

2 GAs of 140 hrs. each

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 2040 Restoration and 18th Century 

 

2 GAs of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 2120 Victorian Literature

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 2220 US Literature

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 2410 Rhetoric

 

1 GA of 140 hrs.

Sept. 1 to December  31st

ENGL 4003 Editing Practicum

 

2 GAs of 140 hrs. each

Sept. 1 to December  31st

Refer to the timetable (www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/timetable-information) for class and exam hours and location.

Expected GA duties: successful candidates must have access to a device with reliable Internet connection capable of running the Outlook Teams platform for classes, have reliable home Internet access, and possess or acquire proficiency with the Blackboard system and its various tools. All duties will be performed remotely.

Eligibility requirements:

GA appointments will be offered to qualified applicants in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:03 of the Collective Agreement.

To be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship you must be a registered fulltime graduate student:

  • Must be registered for the term of work at the time of hiring
  • Must maintain fulltime registration throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program
  • Must have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection with video and audio capabilities
  • Must be familiar with Blackboard and MS Teams or be able to acquire knowledge through training

GA appointments cannot exceed 140 hours total for the Fall term period (September 1st to December. 31st). Refer to Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement for eligibility details.

Required essential qualifications: 

·       An honours English B.A. or equivalent

·       Must have good communication skills; must be available to attend courses/labs/exams at the specified times, etc.

Preferred qualifications: 

·       Candidates will ideally own a device capable of running the Outlook Teams platform for classes

·       Have reliable home Internet access

·       Possess or acquire proficiency with the Blackboard system and its various tools and functions

Applications forms are available from the following webpage: 

https://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/sites/uwindsor.ca.graduate-studies/files/ga_ta_application_fillable_form.pdf

Completed applications must be submitted via email to: The English and Creative Writing Department Graduate Secretary April Morris by email: amorris@uwindsor.ca

For any questions please contact: amorris@uwindsor.ca

 

Deadline for receiving applications: no later than Wednesday August 5, 2020 at 3:00pm

 

Note that Graduate Assistants must apply each term by the application deadline, in accordance with Article 13:

"With respect to those students who have applied for and been accepted for Assistantships, the Assistant will not be paid for any shortfall of hours at the end of their respective program, provided the University has satisfied its obligation to post available positions each term in writing and on the AAU website and to offer the minimum terms of support in accordance with Article 13:01 (a) & (b) and provided that the Assistant has applied in writing or via e-mail by the application deadline for each term until they have received the minimum terms of support in accordance with Article 13:01 (a) & (b)."

 

In pursuit of the University of Windsor’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply. 

 

Date posted: July 31, 2020