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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Spring 2015 Job Opportunities

17 Oct 2014

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics                                    Posted on:  October 20, 2014

 

Spring  Session (January 1, — April 30, 2015)                                 Applications due:  November 17, 2014

 

Course Number and Title

Course Enrolment (est)

Number of Positions (est.)

Size of Appointment (hours)

Dates of Appointment

AST121H1 S – Origin and Evolution of the Universe 196 2 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/14
AST201H1 S – Stars and Galaxies1500 25 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/14
AST222H1 S – Galaxies and Cosmology 65 2 70 or 35 Jan.1-Apr.30/14
AST251H1 S – Life on Other Worlds 350 7 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/14
AST320H1 S – Introduction to Astrophysics 40 1 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/14
AST326Y1 Y – Practical Astronomy 30 2 70 or 35 Jan.1-Apr.30/14

 

 

Qualifications:

University level background in astronomy. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest and aptitude in teaching astronomy.  First consideration will be given to full-time graduate students at the University of Toronto.

 

 

Duties

Specific duties will be assigned by the course instructors but normally involve leading tutorial sections, marking of tests and assignments, office hours for counseling and in some cases conducting observing sessions.

 

NOTES:

1. Department Standards and Policies are available in the Department office and in the CUPE, Local 3902 office.

2. The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

 

Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (or CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St. George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

Rate of Pay:  Effective September 1, 2013, the rate of pay for a teaching assistant will be:  SGS II/PDF ($42.05) per hour.

Please forward applications to:  Professor Raymond Carlberg, Associate Chair – Undergraduate, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3H4    email: ungrad.sec@astro.utoronto.ca