GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) & TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FALL 2024 TERM!

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (GA) & TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FALL 2024 TERM!

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2024

HOW TO APPLY

Fill out the online application (link at bottom of page) and upload the required documents.

All positions and hours are subject to sufficient enrolment and budgetary approval.  In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement, the School of Computer Science invites applications for Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Teaching Assistantship (TA) positions for the FALL 2024 term.

GA/TA employees are expected to make themselves available to report for all assigned duties, both in-person and on-campus. Most classes across the University are held face-to-face on campus or have a face-to-face component. Refer to the University’s current health and safety regulations.

 

Some positions are open to both GA’s and TA’s however GA applicants are given priority.

Each position can be comprised of a combination of any of the listed courses as needed.  Most courses are a 12-week duration (September 3, 2024, to December 31, 2024).

Assistants cannot commence their GA/TA duties until email confirmation of the approval of their contract is received from Human Resources (email titled "Authorization to Commence GA/TA Duties").

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

Successful applicants must be available to attend at the specified time of the course/lab/exams and to report for all assigned duties, which include both in-person and on-campus duties.

 

GA and TA appointments will be offered to qualified applicants in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:03 (for GA’s) and 12:04 (for TA’s) of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement.

DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Must have excellent communication skills.

Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Must be punctual and reliable.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Complete assigned tasks on time.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants must meet all essential qualifications:

Successful completion of the course (80% minimum average) or demonstrated experience/knowledge in the subject matter (which will be determined by interview).

Must have a minimum cumulative average of 75%.

Must have a minimum major average of 80%.

Brightspace/Microsoft Teams experience: must be familiar with Brightspace and MS Teams or be able to acquire knowledge through training.

GA applicants must be registered full-time in a Computer Science graduate program (MSc or PhD).

Remote internet access requirements: must have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection with video and audio capabilities.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS FOR THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Preferred qualifications will only be considered if there are 2 or more qualified applicants who meet the ‘required’ essential qualifications AND who are relatively equal based on the GA/TA criteria as per articles 12:03 (for GA’s) or 12:04 (for TA’s) of the CUPE 4580 collective agreement.

Preference for TA positions will be given to applicants registered in a Computer Science undergraduate program.

Completion of CTL GA/TA Academy workshop(s) is an asset.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Brightspace Training completed.

NOTE 1 – GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION

  1. GA appointments cannot exceed 140 hours total for the Fall 2024 term period of September 3,2024 to December 31, 2024.Refer to Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement for eligibility details.
  2. Phase I Information:  Graduate students must MAINTAIN FULL TIME REGISTRATION throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program to hold a GA position.  Students who meet the Phase I tuition refund deadline for the FALL 2024 term are therefore NOT eligible to hold a GA in the same term.  See Faculty of Graduate Studies Important Dates.
  3. 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 email by the application deadline for each term until they have received the minimum terms of support in accordance with Article 13:01 (a) & (b)”.

 

NOTE 2 – MAC GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION

  1. The Master of Applied Computing Program (MAC) is NOT an eligible program to support GA funded positions.  Consequently, applicants registered in the MAC program will not be eligible for consideration.

NOTE 3 – UNDERGRADUATE INFORMATION

  1. The total number of hours of a TA appointment will depend on the number of applications received and is anticipated to be from 50 to 100 hours total per semester. Note that Teaching Assistants cannot be employed for more than 100 TA hours total per semester as per Article 14 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement.  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 FALL 2024 term period from September 6, 2024, to December 31, 2024.
  2. Undergraduate students must be registered throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program to hold a TA position.
  3. International undergraduate students must be registered full-time and be in good standing to hold a TA position.

In pursuit of the University of Windsor’s Employment Equity Plan, members for 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 the above, please contact Monique Ritz, the School of Computer Science Graduate Secretary at:  scsgata-app@uwindsor.ca

 

PROJECTED POSITIONS AND HOURS FOR FALL 2024 TERM

COMP 1000-1-2-30 KEY CONCEPTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

REQUIRED SKILLS: STRONG MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND

19 GA/TA positions projected – 2,637 hours

 

COMP 1047-30-91 COMPUTER CONCEPTS - END USERS

7 GA/TA positions projected – 1,036 hours

 

COMP 1400-1-2-30 INTRO: ALGORITHMS & PROGRAMMING I

REQUIRED SKILLS: MASTERY OF ALGORITHMS & PROGRAMMING; ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

12 GA/TA positions projected – 1,727 hours

 

COMP 1410-1-2 INTRO: ALGORITHMS & PROGRAMMING II

REQUIRED SKILLS: MASTERY OF ALGORITHMS & PROGRAMMING

5 GA/TA positions projected – 676 hours

 

COMP 2057-91 INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

REQUIRED SKILLS: INTERNET PROTOCOLS, SERVICES & DATA TRANSMISSION; HTML & CSS LANGUAGES; WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN; ACCESSIBILITY & SECURITY FEATURES OF WEBSITES; HOW WEB BROWSERS & SEARCH ENGINES WORK; INTERNET LANGUAGES, TECHNOLOGIES & APPLICATIONS IN GENERAL

5 GA/TA positions projected – 700 hours

 

COMP 2067-95 PROGRAMMING FOR BEGINNERS

REQUIRED SKILL: SKILLED WITH PYTHON; FAMILIARITY OF COMPUTERS IN UNIVERSITY LABS; ABLE TO WORK AS AN INSTRUCTOR OR A GA/TA LEAD.

6 GA/TA positions projected – 840 hours

 

COMP 2087-95 PROGRAMMING FOR BEGINNERS II

REQUIRED SKILLS:  PROFICIENT IN PYTHON PROGRAMMING; ABILITY TO EXPLAIN PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS TO STUDENTS

2 GA/TA positions projected – 187 hours

 

COMP 2097-91 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR END USERS

REQUIRED SKILLS: KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA & DATA ANALYTICS RECOMMENDED.

5 GA/TA positions projected – 700 hours

 

COMP 2120-1-2 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING USING JAVA

REQUIRED SKILLS: EXPERIENCE IN JAVA PROGRAMMING; STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PRINCIPALS; ABILITY TO WORK WITH VERSION CONTROL SYSTEMS (PREFERABLY IN GIT)

13 GA/TA positions projected – 1,727 hours

 

COMP 2310-1 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS: COMPUTER SCIENCE

REQUIRED SKILLS: ABLE TO DO RIGOROUS PROOFS IN MATHEMATICAL LOGIC & SET THEORY

5 GA/TA positions projected – 700 hours

 

COMP 2540-1-2 DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS

TA REQUIRED SKILLS:  EXPERIENCE IN T/A & MENTORING; DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (JAVA, C++, PYTHON)

GA REQUIRED SKILLS: ALGORITHMS & DATA STRUCTURES; LEADERSHIP & MENTORING

12 GA/TA positions projected – 1,563 hours

 

COMP 2547-1 APPLIED ALGORITHMS/DATA STRUCTURES

REQUIRED SKILLS:  THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS (FORMAL NOTION OF ALGORITHMS; BASICS OF TIME & SPACE COMPLEXITY; LINEAR DATA STRUCTURES SUCH AS STACKS, QUEUES, LINKED LISTS); NONLINEAR DATA STRUCTURES (TREES, BINARY TREES); RECURSION; SORTING TECHNIQUES (HEAP SORT, QUICK SORT, MERGE SORT); SEARCHING TECHNIQUES (BINARY SEARCH, BINARY SEARCH TREES, HASHING); ALGORITHM DESIGN PARADIGMS (DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER,  GREEDY ALGORITHMS).

PRACTICAL APPLICATION & EXAMPLES: REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES: USING RELATABLE EXAMPLES TO DEMONSTRATE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS.

PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS: UNDERSTANDING PSEUDOCODE: ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND & USE PSEUDOCODE TO CREATE ALGORITHMS.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (PYTHON, JAVA, OR C++)

1 GA/TA positions projected – 140 hours

 

COMP 2560-1-2 SYSTEM PROGRAMMING

REQUIRED SKILLS: PROFICIENT IN C LANGUAGE; MUST HAVE WORKED/STUDIED IN UNIX/LINUX ENVIRONMENT; MUST HAVE TAKEN SIMILAR COURSES IN SYSTEM PROGRAMMING USING C LANGUAGE UNDER UNIX/LINUX ENVIRONMENT

10 GA/TA positions projected – 1,353 hours

 

COMP 2650-1 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE I - DIGITAL DESIGN

REQUIRED SKILLS:  EXPERIENCE IN C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

9 GA/TA positions projected – 1,190 hours

 

COMP 2660-1 COMP ARCHITECTURE II: MICRO - PROGRAMMING

REQUIRED SKILLS: ABILITY TO INSTRUCT LABS AND MANAGE LARGE CLASSES AND LECTURES

7 GA/TA positions projected – 887 hours

 

COMP 2707-91 ADVANCED WEBSITE DESIGN

REQUIRED SKILLS: WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL; CREATING WEB PAGES WITH HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY & PHP (IMPORTANT LANGUAGES); FORMS ON WEB PAGES (CREATION, VALIDATION, ETC.); DESIGNING FOR MULTIPLE SCREEN RESOLUTIONS BY BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEB PAGE DESIGN FOR DESKTOPS, TABLETS & SMARTPHONES

3 GA/TA positions projected – 373 hours

 

COMP 2750-1 SELECTED TOPICS I

REQUIRED SKILLS: FAMILIAR WITH PROGRAMMING COMPETITIONS; EXPERIENCE IN C, C++ & JAVA

1 GA/TA positions projected – 140 hours

 

COMP 3037-95 INFORMATION SECURITY FOR IT

REQUIRED SKILLS: HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST 1 INFORMATION SECURITY RELATED COURSE WITH FINAL GRADE OVER 85%; HAVE TAKEN OPERATING SYSTEMS COURSE

1 GA/TA positions projected – 140 hours

 

COMP 3057-91 CYBER-ETHICS

REQUIRED SKILLS: BACKGROUND IN ETHICS

2 GA/TA positions projected – 280 hours

 

COMP 3110-1 INTRO TO SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

REQUIRED SKILLS: EXPERIENCE IN MOBILE/WEB DEVELOPMENT; DATABASE KNOWLEDGE; ABILITY TO WORK WITH VERSION CONTROL SYSTEMS (PREFERABLY IN GIT)

5GA/TA positions projected - 700 hours

 

COMP 3150-1 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

REQUIRED SKILLS: SQL LANGUAGE SKILLS; PL/SQL LANGUAGE SKILLS; PROFICIENCY IN PROGRAMMING DATABASE QUERYING FRONT ENDS WITH LANGUAGES LIKE PHP, JAVA ETC.

5 GA/TA positions projected – 700 hours

 

COMP 3220-95 OBJECT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE ANALYSIS/DESIGN

REQUIRED SKILLS: EXPERIENCE WITH SOFTWARE PROJECT DESIGN DOCUMENTS, DEVELOPING WITHIN & MANAGING LARGE CODE BASES; EXPERIENCE WRITING SOFTWARE IN A TEAM/GROUP; EXPERIENCE WITH SOFTWARE DESIGN PATTERNS IE: IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE (IDEALLY BOTH DIRECTLY & FROM REQUIREMENT/SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTS; REFACTORING EXPERIENCE)

2 GA/TA positions projected – 280 hours

 

COMP 3500-1 INTRO TO MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

REQUIRED SKILLS: FAMILIAR WITH PHOTOSHOP/GIMP, USE OF 2D ANIMATION CONCEPTS/APPLICATION PACKAGE; KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MULTIMEDIA CONCEPTS

2 GA/TA positions projected – 280 hours

 

COMP 3540-1 THEORY OF COMPUTATION

REQUIRED SKILLS: STRONG MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND

4 GA/TA positions projected – 560 hours

 

COMP 3670-1 COMPUTER NETWORKS

REQUIRED SKILLS: THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF OSI MODEL; ANALYZE NETWORK TRAFFIC USING WIRESHARK; IP CONFIGURATION & BASIC NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

4 GA/TA positions projected - 560 hours

 

COMP 4150-1 ADVANCED & PRACTICAL DATABASE SYSTEMS

REQUIRED SKILLS: MUST HAVE TAKEN COMP 3150; SQL LANGUAGE SKILLS; PL/SQL LANGUAGE SKILLS; PROFICIENCY IN PROGRAMMING DATABASE QUERYING FRONT ENDS WITH LANGUAGES LIKE PHP, JAVA ETC.

3 GA/TA positions projected - 327 hours

 

COMP 4220-1 AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

REQUIRED SKILLS: AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WITH SCRUM & TEST-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT; SQL & C# PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE; DEVELOPMENT OF DESTOP APPS WITH VISUAL STUDIO

2 GA/TA positions projected – 233 hours

 

COMP 4250-1 BIG DATA ANALYTICS/DATABASE DESIGN

REQUIRED SKILLS: DATA MINING; MACHINE LEARNING; DATABASE

2 GA/TA positions projected – 240 hours

 

COMP 4400-1 PRINCIPLE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

REQUIRED SKILLS: LOGIC & LOGIC PROGRAMMING; HIGHER ORDER FUNCTIONS & FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING; CONCURRENT PROGRAMMING

4 GA/TA positions projected - 560 hours

 

COMP 4540-1 DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF COMP ALGORITHMS

REQUIRED SKILLS: HAVE TAKEN A PROOF-BASED, AS OPPOSED TO INTUITION-BASED, COURSE IN THE DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS

2 GA/TA positions projected – 240 hours

 

COMP 4670-1 NETWORK SECURITY

REQUIRED SKILLS: FAMILIAR WITH PROGRAMMING/SCRIPTING LANGUAGES; UNDERSTANDING OF NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS (PROTOCOLS, TOPOLOGIES, DEVICES); KNOWLEDGE OF OPERATING SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL MACHINES

1 GA/TA positions projected – 140 hours

 

COMP 4730-1 ADVANCED TOPICS: AI I

REQUIRED SKILLS: THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE IN MATH (ANALYSIS & PROBABILITY) & ALGORITHMS

1 GA/TA positions projected – 93 hours

 

COMP 8117-1-2-3 ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TOPICS

REQUIRED SKILLS: DEEP TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (SOFTWARE & COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES), BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE (ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES) OR SCIENTIFIC/GENERAL KNOWLEDGE; AUTONOMY & FLEXIBILITY; PROACTIVE, SELF-STARTER, CONTRIBUTION TO BUILD COURSE MATERIAL

6 GA/TA positions projected – 840 hours

 

COMP 8157-1-2 ADVANCED DATABASE TOPICS

REQUIRED SKILLS: SQL, PL/SQL; WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF ANY NON-RELATIONAL DATABASES LIKE MONGODB; DATA MINING

4 GA/TA positions projected – 560 hours

 

COMP 8207-1 EMERGING PARADIGMS IN COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES

2 GA/TA positions projected – 280 hours

 

COMP 8347-1-2-3 INTERNET APPLICATION/DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

REQUIRED SKILLS: DJANGO (MOST IMPORTANT); HOW TO DEVELOP WEBSITES USING DJANGO. PYTHON LANGUAGE, USING IDE’S SUCH AS PYCHARM OR VSCODE.

6 GA/TA positions projected – 840 hours

 

COMP 8547-1-2-3 ADVANCED COMPUTING CONCEPTS

REQUIRED SKILLS: STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS: LINEAR DATA STRUCTURES: IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF STACKS, QUEUES, & LINKED LISTS. NON-LINEAR DATA STRUCTURES: UNDERSTANDING TREES, BINARY TREES, & MORE ADVANCED STRUCTURES SUCH AS AVL TREES, RED-BLACK TREES & SPLAY TREES. RECURSION: PROFICIENCY IN EXPLAINING & DEMONSTRATING RECURSION TECHNIQUES & APPLICATIONS. DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING: UNDERSTANDING OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS & ABILITY TO EXPLAIN HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS USING THIS APPROACH.

SORTING TECHNIQUES: KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS SORTING ALGORITHMS INCLUDING HEAP SORT, QUICK SORT, & MERGE SORT. SEARCHING TECHNIQUES: FAMILIARITY WITH BINARY SEARCH, BINARY SEARCH TREES, & HASHING. TIME & SPACE COMPLEXITY: ABILITY TO ANALYZE & EXPLAIN THE COMPLEXITY OF ALGORITHMS. ALGORITHM DESIGN PARADIGMS: KNOWLEDGE OF DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER, GREEDY ALGORITHMS, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING & BACKTRACKING. FORMAL NOTION OF ALGORITHMS: UNDERSTANDING THE FORMAL DEFINITIONS & PROPERTIES OF ALGORITHMS.

PROGRAMMING PROFICIENCY: PROFICIENCY IN JAVA: ABILITY TO TEACH & ASSIST STUDENTS WITH JAVA PROGRAMMING. UNDERSTANDING OF WEB CRAWLING WITH SELENIUM: ABILITY TO TEACH THE BASICS OF WEB CRAWLING USING SELENIUM, PROVIDING PRACTICAL EXAMPLES & APPLICATIONS.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION & EXAMPLES: REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES: USING RELATABLE EXAMPLES TO DEMONSTRATE THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS.

6 GA/TA positions projected – 840 hours

 

COMP 8567-1-2 ADVANCED SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

REQUIRED SKILLS:  EXPERIENCE IN C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

3 GA/TA positions projected – 326 hours

 

COMP 8677-1-2-3 NETWORKING & DATA SECURITY

REQUIRED SKILLS: HAVE TAKEN COMPUTER NETWORK COURSE WITH AT LEAST AN 85%; HAVE TAKEN 1 INFORMATION SECURITY COURSE

6 GA/TA positions projected – 840 hours

 

COMP 8967-1 INTERNSHIP PROJECT I

REQUIRED SKILLS: PROJECT MANAGEMENT; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; LEADERSHIP; KNOWLEDGE OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

8 GA/TA positions projected – 1,027 hours

 

APPLICATION LINK:  SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ONLINE GA/TA APPLICATION