Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP) Instructor Positions

Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP) Instructor Positions

Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP) Instructor Positions

Instructors facilitate weekend TATP workshops held in August and September to help TAs develop their teaching skills. Successful candidates need to be able to teach all of the sessions that make up the TATP program, including workshops on lectures, class discussions, providing feedback, and marking; and provide feedback in video-recorded microteaching sessions. Length of contract August 2013 to April 2014, with the possibility of renewal. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to staying with the team for at least 2 years.

Hours vary depending on enrolment in TATP sessions. Most instructors work approximately 40-60 hours per year, normally teaching one full weekend session in the fall (24 hours), and facilitating microteaching on 1-2 additional weekends (7-14 hours). Team members may also be involved in other TSC programs such as TA Day and the Winter Conference on Teaching. Compensation $32.50/hr (current TA rate of pay). Most TATP sessions are run in August and September, so the instructor position can be held at the same time as a teaching assistantship in the candidate's home department.

Successful candidates must be available for an intensive Instructional Skills Workshop offered specifically for the TATP instructor team on May 28th, 29th and 30th, and be available to start working the week of August 12th.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program at Western during the period of employment.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience (any level; in Canada or overseas)
  • TA experience preferred
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint and OWL/Sakai online learning management system
  • Previous participation in TATP, GS 9500, ATP, Teaching in the Canadian Classroom or equivalent is an advantage

Deadline for Applications

Applications must be submitted no later than April 26th, 2013.

Applications can be delivered in person, by campus mail to the front desk of the Teaching Support Centre, Room 122 of The D.B. Weldon Library.  Applications will be received between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

We will also accept applications via e-mail.  Please submit electronically in Word or PDF format to tatp@uwo.ca

Application Materials

  • CV including your expected graduation date, and a list of teaching workshops attended
  • Cover letter describing your teaching experience
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Names and contact information of two references

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