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TA Positions (HyFlex)

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

 

NOTICE RE: HYFLEX TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR WINTER TERM 2022

 

 
 
 

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for HyFlex TA positions for the Winter term 2022.

 

The total number of projected HyFlex Teaching Assistantship positions in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for the Winter term 2022 is 2.  Two HyFlex TA positions for a total of 100 hours.

All positions are subject to sufficient enrolment and final budgetary approval.

 

List of courses that may utilize HyFlex Teaching Assistants for Winter term 2022:

Course # and course

name

# of projected positions and

 # of hours per position

Duration of position

BIOC-8020 – Structural Proteomics and Its Application

Application

1 TA for 50 hours

Jan. 6th to April 30th, 2022

 

 

CHEM-3310/CHEM-3315 – Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Application

1 TA for 50 hours

Jan. 6th to April 30th, 2022

 

 

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

 

Expected HyFlex TA duties:

It is anticipated that many Winter 2022 classes across the University will be held face-to-face on campus or have a face-to-face component. HyFlex TA 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 Winter 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 Winter 2022 semester.

 

HyFlex TAs are undergraduate teaching assistants that are assigned to a specific instructor and course to support HyFlex teaching. These will be equivalent to 1/2 TA positions (50 hr/semester). Those hired will need to attend every in-person class/lecture and, thus, must adhere to the University’s vaccination policy and all campus-wide Health & Safety requirements. Direct supervision will be from the course instructor, and support will be provided for one specific course. HyFlex TA training* (5 hours) will be provided through a collaboration of CTL, OOL and ITS. These hours are in addition to the mandatory health and safety training requirements that must be completed through Human Resources.

 

The roles for HyFlex Tas will differ from class-to-class based on the instructor’s needs but will tend to include roles such as helping to set up the technology prior to class, monitoring equipment during class, monitoring online chats, and acting as an in-person liaison for online students to ensure they can hear, see and their questions are being addressed.  The HyFlex TA will be able to do simple troubleshooting of equipment and will reach out to IT’s AV Students for higher-level technical support.  Some in-class assessment may be requested of the TA (except for graduate-level classes), but this should not account for more than 10% of the hours allocated to the position.  Hosting office hours is not an expectation of these positions.

 

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

 

Eligibility requirements:

TA appointments shall be offered to qualified applicants in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:04 of the Collective Agreement. To be eligible for a Teaching Assistantship you must be a registered student:

  • must be registered for the term of work at the time of hiring
  • must maintain registration throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program

Note that Teaching Assistants can be employed for no more than 100 TA hours per semester total. If you already hold or have applied for another TA position (in this or another department) note that the total combined hours for all TA appointments held in all departments cannot exceed 100 hours for the Winter term period (January 1st to April 30th).

 

Required essential qualifications for HyFlex TA’s:

General familiarity with Blackboard learning management software and the Microsoft

Suite of software products, including but not limited to PowerPoint, Teams and Stream.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Access to a laptop computer or tablet with audio and video capabilities to use during class time.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the subject matter to be delivered in the class.
  • Availability to attend all in-person HyFlex lectures and/or lab/tutorial sections at times specified in the Timetable.
  • Comfortable learning new technology.
  • Must have a GPA of at least 80%

 

Preferred Qualifications for HyFlex TA’s:

Proficiency with Blackboard learning management software and the Microsoft suite of software products, including but not limited to Powerpoint, Teams and Stream.

  • Successful previous completion of the course (>75%) or having previously served as a TA for the course.

 

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

For any questions, please contact  bkickham@uwindsor.ca

 

Deadline for receiving applications:  Monday, December 13th, 2022.

 

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 12/06/2021