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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Spring 2016 Job Opportunities

27 Oct 2015, by

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics                                    Posted on:  October 27, 2015

 

Spring  Session (January 1 – April 30, 2016)                                 Applications due:  November 20, 2015

 

 

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.30/16
AST201H1 S – Stars and Galaxies

1500 25 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/16
AST222H1 S – Galaxies and Cosmology

 

 

65 2 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/16
AST251H1 S – Life on Other Worlds

350 7 70  Jan.1-Apr.30/16
AST320H1 S – Introduction to Astrophysics

40 1 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/16
AST326Y1 Y – Practical Astronomy

30 1 70 Jan.1-Apr.30/16

 

 

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.

 

 

Background in astronomy at the Master’s level. 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.

 

Background in astronomy at the Master’s level, and familiarity with the operation of telescopes and astronomical instruments. 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 January 1, 2016, the rate of pay for a teaching assistant will be: SGS II/PDF ($42.69) per hour.

Please forward applications to: Professor Dae-Sik Moon, 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