The Cognitive Systems Program seeks to fill a number of Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA I) positions for the 2022/23 Winter academic sessions. These positions are conditional on the COGS Program’s budgetary approval. Some may be appointed at 50% (half-time), with duties and salaries reduced accordingly. Please note, at the time of application, if you are willing to be considered for a half-time position.
Qualifications: The successful candidates must have successfully completed the course(s) for which they are applying to TA; be able to take direction and then work independently; demonstrate organization and proficiency in managing multiple, complex tasks, some of which will be time-sensitive; communicate in timely and effective ways with students, instructors, and COGS staff; undertake all responsibilities with integrity and professionalism, including working with student data.
Duties: Participate in training and orientation sessions; mark student work (assignments, exams, etc.) and enter grades in Canvas; attend lectures (face-to-face or virtual as required) and help to manage chat/discussions; hold office hours as required; run lab sections (for COGS 300); respond to student emails and questions in a timely manner; report issues observed during regular activities, such as academic misconduct, problems with assignments or students struggling with course material; invigilate final exam(s) as required; and meet with the instructor and TAs regularly to ensure collegial and functional communication.
Number of positions available: ~18 across four courses (COGS 200, COGS 300, COGS 303, COGS 401)
Wage: $4,371.32 per term for UTA I. Sections run on a term basis from either September to December (Term 1) or January to April (Term 2).
Hours of work: 192 hours over the course of the term for a full TA position (at an expected rate of around 12 hours per week). 50% of this for a half time position.
Application form: https://cogs.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-application-form (log in with your CWL)
Conditions of employment are governed by the collective agreement between CUPE 2278 and the University of British Columbia. The deadline for on-time applications is March 1, 2022 and the hard deadline is April 30, 2022.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.