Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Position (Plan 521)

 

In preparation for the upcoming academic year, we have a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) opportunities for Plan 521. This new position is to support the web-oriented course delivery for SCARP

Please take the time to read carefully, and note application closing date July 31st at 3:00pm

  • Hours of Appointment (start date)
  • Application Closing Date
  • Teaching Assistant Duties
  • Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please complete the attached PDF application form for each posting and submit with a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your academic and employment experience.

Application Deadline:

Please email all documents before the closing date for the posting to SCARP Reception (info.scarp@ubc.ca)
 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


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PLAN 521 – Quantitative Skills for Planners
Instructor & Supervisor: Stephanie Chang
Number of Positions: 1 (one)
Total Hours: 120 hours
Hourly Rate (Sep. 2019) for GTA I = $33.76; GTA II = $32.49
approx. = 30 hours (Aug 1 – 31) – course development and training
approx. = 90 hours (Sep – Dec) - delivery

Application Closing Date: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

This course aims to help students acquire literacy and develop basic capabilities in working with quantitative data for analysis in professional planning practice. This includes developing core vocabulary, conceptual understanding, critical awareness, analytical capabilities, and computer skills. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of research design and implementation within the field of community and regional planning, with a focus on distinguishing among and evaluating various approaches to designing quantitative and mixed-methods research for the production of planning and policy-related data.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Duties:
This GTA position will require a number of duties including but not limited to:
• Support instructor identify suitable online resources related to course content
• Prepare and deliver basic training session to students on MS Excel, with focus on skills needed for course assignments; supplement this with office hours or follow-up tutorial sessions
• Familiarize with course material as needed
• During synchronous class sessions, be available to: help trouble-shoot any tech issues, help facilitate Q&A (e.g., monitor chat box), occasionally run a “lab” session related to course assignment(s)
• Hold office hours
• Assist instructor in providing feedback to students, esp. on in-class work and draft assignments (GTA will NOT be grading assignments)

Required Qualifications:
• PhD student in Planning
• Masters and/or Bachelor degrees in planning, urban studies, sociology, geography, conservation, resource management or related field
• Familiarity, experience, and interest related to the application of quantitative methods in planning research and practice (experience with mixed methods would be a plus)
• High degree of proficiency with MS Excel (statistical, GIS, and other quantitative software packages would be a plus)
• Strong communication skills

How to Apply:
Please complete the attached application form and provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your academic and employment experience.

Application Deadline:
Please email all documents before Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm to SCARP Reception (info.scarp@ubc.ca)
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

 

 

 

Friday, July 31, 2020