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SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE HYFLEX TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR WINTER TERM 2022

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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 SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE invites applications for HyFlex TA positions for the Winter term 2022
 
The total number of projected HyFlex Teaching Assistantship positions in the School of Computer Science for the Winter term is 25 HyFlex TA positions for a total of 1560 hours. 
 

Deadline for receiving applications: THURSDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2021 AT 4:00PM

****(ONLINE APPLICATION LINK AT BOTTOM OF POSTING)

 
All positions are subject to sufficient enrolment and final budgetary approval. 
 
# of projected positions and # of hours per position  
1 HyFlex TA per course for a maximum of 50 hours
Select courses have additional LAB HYFLEX TA per course for a max. of 50 hours
 
Duration of position: January 6th to April 30th, 2022
 
COMP1000-30
Key Concepts in Computer Science
3 TA HYFLEX POSITIONS
 
COMP1400-1
Intro: Algorithms & Programming I
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2120-1
Object Oriented Programming Using Java
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2140-1
Language, Grammar &Translators
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2310-1
Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
3 TA HYFLEX POSITIONS
 
COMP-2560-1
Systems Programming
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2650-1
Computer Architecture I: Digital Design
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2660-1
Computer Architecture II: Microprocessor Programming
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-2800-1
Software Development
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-3220-1
Object-Oriented Software Analysis and Design 
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-3300-1
Operating Systems Fundamentals
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-3520-1
Introduction to Computer Graphics
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-3710-1
Artificial Intelligence Concepts
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-4110-1
Software Verification & Testing
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-4200-1
Mobile Application Development
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-4250-1
Big Data Analytics and Database Design
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-4800-1
Selected Topics in Software Engineering
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
COMP-8920-4
Mobile Application Development
1 TA HYFLEX POSITION
 
Refer to the timetable (www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/timetable-information) for class and exam hours and location.
 
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).
 
 

Expected HyFlex TA duties

It is anticipated that most 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 TA duties until email confirmation of the approval of their contract is received from Human Resources.
 

Eligibility requirements:

• The candidate must have technical aptitude to set up and take down the HYFLEX related technology.  This includes knowledge of the software operation and the equipment set up. Trouble shooting skills under pressure is expected.
 
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
 

Required essential qualifications for HyFlex TAs:

• 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.
• Comprehensive understanding of the subject matter to be delivered in the class.
• Availability to attend all in-person HyFlex lecture/ lab/tutorial/assessment sections at times specified in the Timetable and as required by the instructor.
• Successful completion of the course (80% minimum average) or demonstrated experience/knowledge in subject matter (which will be determined by interview). 
• Must have a cumulative average of a minimum of 75%. 
• Must have a minimum CS major average of 80%. 
• Access to a laptop computer or tablet with audio and video capabilities to use during the required HYFLEX delivery. 
 

Preferred qualifications for HyFlex TAs: 

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 as per articles 12:03 or 12:04 of the CUPE 4580 collective agreement.
 
• 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 previous served as a TA for the course.
• Preference for TA positions will be given to applicants registered in a Computer Science program.  
• Completion of CTL GA/TA Academy workshop(s) is an asset.
• Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) self-paced Blackboard Training completed: Specifically; Blackboard modules 1, 1a, 1b and 8 (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra).  
 

SCS TA HYFLEX ONLINE APPLICATION LINK

 
Undergraduate students must be registered throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program to hold a TA position. 
International undergraduate students must be registered fulltime and be in good standing to hold a TA position.   
 
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.
 
If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact the Graduate Secretary at SCSGATA-APP@uwindsor.ca
 
Date posted: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2021