Available TA position for LFS 450 001

We are looking for a TA for LFS 450 001 (term 2).  Due to a lack of applications for this position, we are targeting departments for applicants.  Could you please send the following job posting to your grad students?

Call for TA applicants for LFS 450 001 (term 2)

Problem-based analysis of complex case studies aimed at increasing the sustainability of the UBC Vancouver campus food system. The main activities are integrated into the ongoing UBC Food System Project. Cases are specifically designed to require development of integrated disciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis.

Instructor is looking for someone with previous TA experience, solid writing and communications skills, and high degree of comfort-ability supporting and assessing interdisciplinary projects.

WORK PERFORMED

As a TA:

  • Attend all classes and assist with class and group facilitation
  • Participate in teaching team meetings and meetings with instructor
  • Read all Required Reading Materials in preparation for class discussions
  • Consult with students as needed to support individual and group assignments and learning needs (including meetings, email communication and responding to Canvas discussions)
  • Mark assignments:  Practitioner Literature Review (30-40), UBC Food System Project Proposal and Final Report (5-8) and Interim and Final presentations (5-8)
  • Review various  individual assignments for participation marks
  • Prepare and tabulate individual and group participation marks
  • Take attendance
  • Prepare and tabulate individual and group participation marks
  • Enter marks in Canvas
  • Other duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Education: Graduate degree in an area related to Agriculture, Food Science, or Sustainability.

Experience: Experience in local food system analysis, critical thought, argumentation, and essay construction.

Skills: Good organizational skills and ability to correct / edit English essays for usage (i.e., grammar, spelling), structure, logic, and argument construction.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please log onto TA portal and submit an application: https://ubclfs-gradapp.landfood.ubc.ca/

Tuesday, August 21, 2018