Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Position (Plan 533)

 

In preparation for the upcoming academic year, we have a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) opportunities for Plan 533. 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 533- Indigenous Community Planning: Ways of Being, Knowing, and Doing
Instructor & Supervisor: Leonie Sandercock, Maggie Low with Musqueam knowledge holders and planners
Number of Positions: 1 (one)
Total Hours: 80 hours
Hourly Rate (Sep. 2019) for GTA I = $33.76; GTA II = $32.49
approx. = 21 hours (Aug 1 – 31) – development and training
approx. = 59 hours (Sep – Dec) - delivery

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

This course starts with acknowledging the history of colonization of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and asks whether and how planning has been a part of that process. The planning field is now (slowly) recognizing Indigenous planning practices and theories of action actually existed long before colonization. The intent of the course is to prepare a new generation of planners by introducing substantive knowledge of contemporary Indigenous community planning, building on a sampling of the political, social and cultural protocols and values, history, philosophy, social structure, traditional knowledge, and ecology of Indigenous peoples.

The course focus is three sets of readings and videos and intersecting themes:
• Indigenous world views & history of colonization in North America
• Indigenous planning concepts: past and present
• Comprehensive Community Planning

Within this framework we explore the following:
• Does planning require decolonizing? What could that look like?
• What is the landscape within which BC First Nations work to plan and implement projects in their on-reserve communities?
• What is the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous planners in Indigenous communities?

Graduate Teaching Assistant Duties:
This GTA position will require a number of duties including but not limited to:
• Assist with updating course materials, including web-based, video and Canvas related materials; requires working knowledge (or is able to learn) utilization/operation of UBC online platforms -Zoom and Collaborate Ultra – within Canvas
• Prepare and set up the class prior to real-time delivery and manage these platforms including organizing breakout rooms, polling and upload materials for sharing on both platforms
• Provide technical support and real-time delivery of graduate web-oriented classes including support to students who experience technical difficulties

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor degrees in planning, urban studies, sociology, geography, conservation, resource management or related field with an emphasis on/or interest in social dimensions
• Preferably some knowledge of and interest in Indigenous issues and protocols
• Experience managing online video platforms
• Verbal and communication skills and technology high level tech savvy and comfort with managing these platforms for us

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