CUPE 3902, Unit 1, Summer 2013 Teaching Assistant – Emergency Posting
Posting date: Monday, April 29, 2013
If you are interested in applying for a position please visit the posting and, if eligible, submit an application electronically via the link below. If you have difficulty accessing the online system please contact Carolynn Branton.
Link to posting: Summer 2013 TA Emergency Posting
CUPE 3902, Unit 1, 2013-14 Lead Writing Teaching Assistant Posting
Posting date: Friday, April 5, 2013
If you are interested in the LWTA position please visit the posting (see link below) and, if eligible, submit an application as per instructions on the posting . If you have any questions please contact Carolynn Branton.
Link to posting: 2013-14 LWTA Posting
Description of Duties and Allocation of Hours
Link to form: DDAH Form
Link to tip sheet: DDAH Tip Sheet
Statement of Policy
Appointment of Teaching Assistants
A. Posting of Vacancies
B. Application Procedures
For emergency or occasional positions, the Department sometimes requires an application form that will be circulated via email. Instructions are provided regarding the application process for these specific positions, and usually requests relevant personal information and qualifications. Information previously submitted through the on-line system will often be sufficient, provided that the applicant follows instructions on how to officially apply for the position. The emailed instructions must specifically mention that the previously submitted on-line personal information will be used in the decision making process, otherwise the applicant must provide this information again. Once again, it is the responsibility of the applicant to update the information, if required.
For the regular academic year, applicants are normally advised of a successful outcome of their application within 30-35 business days, usually at the end of July or beginning of August. Notice of the outcome of applications will be provided no less than 3 weeks before the start of term (4 weeks for Course Instructors). Once positions are posted, applicants are given 20 business days to apply. Once most of the hiring has been made (i.e. on-line offers have been accepted) the Graduate Office will send an email to all applicants indicating that regular hiring has been completed. There may be some emergency postings to reflect later adjustments in enrollment, resignations, or for other unforeseen reasons.
For the summer term, the Department will make its best effort to advise applicants of a successful outcome within 30-35 business days of the closing of postings. Once most of the hiring has been made (i.e. on-line offers have been accepted) the Graduate Office will send an email to all applicants indicating that regular hiring has been completed. Notice of the outcome of applications will be provided no less than 3 weeks before the start of term (4 weeks for Course Instructors).
D. Offers, Contracts, and Duties and Allocation of Hours forms
After positions have been filled through the above process, the Department will issue formal letters of offer outlining the terms and conditions of employment. Applicants are then given five (5) days to return the signed letters of offer.At the time of issuing the formal offer letters, the Department will also provide copies of the Description of Duties and Allocation of Hours (DDAH) forms to both the TA and their supervisor. TAs and supervisors are required to meet and complete the DDAH for each position. These forms should be returned as soon as possible to the Graduate Office.
E. Graduate Student Funding Policy – applies to students in the “funded cohort” only
The Department provides appointments beyond the number guaranteed, based on the hiring criteria in the collective agreement.