Employment

Teaching Assistantships in Germanic Studies for 2020-2021

Qualifications: Applicants will have a B.A. Major or Honours degree or equivalent from a department represented in the Faculty of Arts at UBC (the degree need not be from UBC) and be enrolled in or entering a graduate program in Arts. Applicants should be pursuing research into some aspect of German literature, film, and culture. Prior teaching experience is an asset. Students teaching in the German language program must have German-language proficiency sufficient for their assignment, subject to evaluation by faculty in CENES.

Duties: The Teaching Assistants will assist either with courses in the German language program, normally Beginners’ German (GERM 100/110), or with German or CENS literature, film, and culture courses.

Hours of Work: A full Teaching Assistantship involves an average of twelve (12) hours per week for the Winter Session (September 1 to April 30), for a total of 384 hours. A one-term teaching assistantship in a single term involves 192 hours of work. A Teaching Assistant shall not be required to work more than twenty-four (24) hours in any given week.

Salary: $6,355.20 per term – GTA I (Students who hold a Master’s degree)
$6,115.40 per term – GTA II (Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree)
(Pay Rates as of July 1, 2019)

Please note: Students from other programs are not eligible to hold an appointment in this program at the same time as a TAship in their home department.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Teaching Assistants are members of the CUPE 2278 union. All appointments are made based on the Collective Agreement. Individual assignments remain provisional and may have to be changed.

Students who are interested in applying for these Teaching Assistantships should do so via the AIR form at https://cene.air.arts.ubc.ca/germanicstudiesta/. Applications must include:

a) Curriculum vitae, including previous teaching appointments and language skills.
b) Cover letter. In your cover letter, please indicate which courses you would prefer to teach and why. You may also discuss your qualifications for the position.
c) If you have held a TA-ship previously, please list all course sections you have taught or assisted and when (e.g. GERM 100 sec 005 in 2013W Term 1, GERM 304 in 2014W Term 2).
d) Please indicate if you have taken the Instructional Skills Workshop.

Please submit applications via the AIR form by 4:00 pm on April 13, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Hillary Hurst, at cenes.dept@ubc.ca.

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