Graduate Assistantship Positions

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY  

NOTICE RE: GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER TERM 2022

 

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for GA positions for the summer term 2022. The total number of projected Graduate Assistantship positions for the summer term 2022 is 7 GA’s for a total of 910 hours. All positions are subject to sufficient enrolment and final budgetary approval.

List of courses that may utilize Graduate Assistants for the Summer term 2022:

 

Course # and course name

# of  projected positions and # of hours per position

Duration of position

CHEM-1103 Topics in General Chemistry

2 GA’s at 70 hours each

May 2 to August 31, 2022

CHEM-2300 Intro to Organic Chemistry

2 GA’s at 70 hours each

May 2 to August 31, 2022

BIOC-8790 Biotechnology Laboratory

3 GA’s at 140 hours each

May 2 to August 31, 2022

BIOC-2010 Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules

2 GA’s at 70 hours each

May 2 to August 31, 2022

MMCE-8821 Master of Materials Chemistry and Engineering

2 GA’s – 1 at 140 hours and 1 at 70 hours

 

May 2 to August 31, 2022

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

 

Expected GA duties:  may include but are not limited to the following:  Training, Orientation, Virtual and/or Face-to-Face Meetings, Review and  Preparation of Audio/Visual materials for Labs and/or Tutorials, Presentation of experiments including set up and clean up, running/drying samples for data analysis to be used in the lab, Attending Online or In-person Lectures/Tutorials/Lab presentations, Consultation with Students, Management of Blackboard discussion board, Preparing Outreach Assignments, Preparing quizzes, Proctoring, Marking quizzes/tests/exams/papers,  Entering grades,  Assisting with SET’s, and other duties as required.

 

It is anticipated that the majority of Summer 2022 classes across the University will be held face-to-face on campus or have a face-to-face component. GA employees are expected to make themselves available to report for all assigned duties, both on-campus and online. The University of Windsor health and safety protocols and public health and safety regulations that are in place will be observed for any face-to-face or on-campus duties required to support summer term 2022 courses. Refer to the University’s Return to campus webpage (www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus)  for details about the policies in effect through the Summer 2022 semester.

 

Students cannot commence their GA/TA duties until email confirmation of the approval of their contract is received from Human Resources.

 

 

 

 

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

GA appointments cannot exceed 140 hours total for the Summer term (May 1 to August 31, 2022).

Refer to Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement for eligibility details.

 

Required essential qualifications: 

  • Students must have previously taken the course (or equivalent) and passed with a minimum of 80 per cent (A-).
  • GPA of at least 80.0 minimum.
  • Applicants MUST have good communication/presentation skills.
  • GA employees are expected to make themselves available to report for all assigned duties, both on-campus and online. The University of Windsor health and safety protocols and public health and safety regulations that are in place will be observed for any face-to-face or on-campus duties required to support Summer term 2022 courses.
  • 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Students with prior experience instructing in the lab/course for which they have applied.

 

Application forms are available from the following webpage: www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry

Completed applications must be submitted via email to: Beth Kickham at bkickham@uwindsor.ca

For any questions please contact: bkickham@uwindsor.ca

 

Deadline for receiving applications: April 1, 2022

 

https://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/458/gata-contract-deadlines

 

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: 04/01/2022

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