Job Posting – Course Instructor AST 3101 – Fall Term01 Sep 2021
David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Job Posting – Course Instructor AST 3101
Fall Term 2021 (September-December)
Emergency posting, posted on August 30, 2021 till September 8, 2021
AST3101 – Introduction to Sampling Methods – Mini Course, part of AST3101
How do we quantify uncertainty in theory and in practice? This course will introduce
you to “Monte Carlo” sampling methods, a powerful class of methods commonly used to estimate many of these uncertainties in the context of Bayesian inference.
PhD or equivalent training in Astronomy, with experience in teaching university courses in astronomy is an asset; strong academic record, and mastery of subject area is highly desirable.
Past teaching experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
Duties: All normal duties related to the design and teaching of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments, test and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours.
Estimated Course Enrolment: 5 graduate students
Estimated TA support: 0 hours
Schedule: Monday and Friday – 3pm. Classes begin October 4 and end November 15, 2021
Rate of Pay: 1/4 of a full FAS course (rate inclusive of vacation pay) will be $3991.04 plus vacation pay
Please submit CV, cover letter and a proposed syllabus to Alena Wasney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 8th, 2021
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