Teaching Assistant, GEOG-2306: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Winter 2022)

Teaching Assistant, GEOG-2306: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Winter 2022)

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On December 7, 2021
  • Part Time
  • Winnipeg
  • Applications have closed

University of Winnipeg

Note: The work described in this posting will be conducted in-person.

All members of the UW Community and anyone who seeks entry to indoor campus spaces are required to comply with the University of Winnipeg’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/policies/vaccine-policy.pdf

Teaching Assistant – Academic Capacity 2
Department: Geography
Estimated Range of Hours of Work: 0-20
Appointment Dates: January 6, 2022-April 29, 2022
This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Academic Capacity Unit.

Note to applicants: Please be sure to review the “Additional Requirements” at the bottom of this posting. Your application must clearly outline how you meet the requirements, and include all requested documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide instructions and tutoring to students, which may include explaining and demonstrating concepts and procedures, and clarifying subject areas;
  • Maintain regularly scheduled and posted times to provide consultation and feedback to students on coursework, quality of materials submitted for grading, and other similar matters;
  • Assist in the development or update of tests and/or instructional materials.
  • Deliver portion(s) of a course, or lab sessions, including facilitating discussion of course materials, and present to students in a variety of settings;
  • Grade student work requiring interpretation of assessment criteria vis-à-vis student understanding;
  • Meet with students individually or as a group to resolve course-related problems;
  • Monitor the condition of the learning environment, ensuring that all relevant protocols, such as health and safety are followed;
  • Maintain records; may assist in the reproduction of tests; organize course materials; etc.
  • May provide technical guidance to employees within the Academic Capacity 1 group;
  • May be assigned duties requiring administrator access to the University’s Learning Management system;
  • Attend training related to the assigned duties and responsibilities;
  • May assist with proctoring/invigilating tests, exams and quizzes;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Normally a graduate, Honours, or an upper-level undergraduate student at the University of Winnipeg.
  • Completion of academic studies and/or a suitable combination of education and experience related to assigned duties.
  • Successful completion of required training.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to interact empathetically with a wide variety of students.
  • Ability to provide effective and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to exercise judgement.
  • Ability to meet specified deadlines.
  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • The candidate must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in Geography with a minimum average GPA of 3.0.
  • The candidate must have completed:
    • GEOG-2306(3) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems,
    • GEOG-2304(3) Computer Mapping and
    • GEOG-2316(3) Remote Sensing each with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have also completed some or all of the following courses:
    • GEOG-2309 Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis,
    • GEOG-3319(3) Advanced Remote Sensing,
    • GEOG-3306(3) Advanced Geographic Information Systems,
    • GEOG-2207(3) Climatology and
    • GEOG-2210(3) Meteorology.
  • The successful candidate will:
    • have a sound working knowledge of ArcGIS 10, IDRISI TerrSet 18, CorelDraw X8, MapViewer 8 and Microsoft Excel
    • field the software related questions of students working on geography course assignments during two free period “help times”
    • bring any problems they are unable to help solve and any other issues related to course assignments to the attention of the appropriate course instructor.

*Your application must include your U of W student number and unofficial WebAdvisor transcript. Please add (copy and paste) your transcript into your resume document.*

Past academic performance may be a significant factor in selection decisions.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Sheena Laurin, HR Assistant at sh.laurin@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-988-7648.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or 204.786.9066.