NOTICE RE: GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) & TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR INTERSESSION/SUMMER 2020
In accordance with Article 12:1 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the School of Computer Science invites applications for Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Teaching Assistantship (TA) positions for the Intersession/Summer term.
Please note some positions are open to both GAs and TAs with GA applicants given first priority. Each GA position is expected to be for a total of 140 hours. A limited number of GA positions may be available for fewer hours. GA appointments cannot exceed 140 hours total for the Summer term period (May 1st to August 31stth). Refer to Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement for eligibility details.
The total number of hours of a TA appointment will depend on the number of applications received and is anticipated to be 75-100 hours per position. Each positon can be comprised of a combination of any of the listed courses as needed. 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 Summer term period (May 1st to August 31st).
List of courses that MAY utilize Graduate Assistants/Teaching Assistants for Intersession/Summer 2020 Term:
• All positions and hours are subject to sufficient enrolment and budgetary approval.
GA and TA appointments shall be offered in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:03 and 12:04, respectively, of the Collective Agreement. The following are essential qualifications required for the appointments above:
Essential Requirements / Skills for the School of Computer Science:
Must have good communication skills
Interviews may be conducted
Must be available to physically attend meetings/lectures/labs/exams (including Final Exam) at specified times.
GA applicants must be registered in a Computer Science Graduate program
Additional Preferred Requirements / Skills for the School of Computer Science:
Applicants must meet the required essential qualifications. Preferred qualifications will only be considered if there are 2 or more applicants who meet the required essential qualifications and who are relatively equal based on the criteria in 12:3 or 12:04.
Preference for TA positions will be given to applicants registered in the Computer Science program who have successfully completed the course with a 80% and with an overall GPA more than 80%
Blackboard Training completed
Completion of CTL GA/TA Academy workshop(s) is an asset
All graduate students must be registered for the Intersession/Summer 2020 term at the time of hiring and must maintain fulltime registration throughout the term TAs must be registered for the term of work at the time of hiring and must maintain registration throughout the term. International students must be eligible to work in Canada. All students must be in good standing in order to hold a Graduate or Teaching Assistantship.
Graduate students who meet the Phase 1 tuition refund deadline are not eligible to hold a GA. A full graduate assistantship requires an average of 10 hours per week for a maximum of 140 hours per semester. Refer to Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement for eligibility details.
Deadline for applications:
All applications must be received no later than Friday March 13, 2020. Late applications
will not be accepted.
Hard copy are available from the School of Computer Science secretaries: LT 5113, LT 5114
How to Apply:
Submit completed application with a recent unofficial transcript to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the School of Computer Science secretaries: LT 5113, LT5114
**If a transcript is not included with the application form it will be considered incomplete.**
Graduate Assistants are reminded of the following provision in 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 13:1 (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 13:1 (a) & (b)."