Teaching Assistant Positions 2021-2022 Academic Year

CNERS Teaching Assistant Positions for 2021/22               

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies is hiring teaching assistants for the following course in 2021/22. Courses and job descriptions are subject to change up until the beginning of each term.

Course Code Course Title Estimated Number of Positions Term Anticipated hours of work per term Description of TA duties and qualifications
CLST 105 Greek and Roman Mythology 5 1 or 2 96-192 Lecture and midterm attendance; preparing for and leading two tutorials per week, grading written assignments and examinations. Ideal candidate has experience leading tutorials and familiarity with the subject matter from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Preference given to second year MAs and doctoral students.
CLST 211 Greek Philosophy I 1 1 96-192 Primarily grading tests, papers, and attendance at lectures. Background in either Classics or Philosophy or both welcome; specific experience in ancient philosophy not required.
CLST 232 Ancient Rome 1 2 96-192 Marking, attendance at lectures.
CLST 260 Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World 1 1 96-192 Attendance at lectures; marking exams and assignments; presenting one guest lecture. Should have some knowledge of Roman history and culture.
CLST 301 The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science 7-10 1 and/or 2 96-192 Attendance at lectures only if TAing for this course for the first time. New CLST 301 TAs must participate in training prior to course start. No background in Greek or Latin needed. Strong English language skills required, both oral and written. Leads tutorials, reviewing lecture materials and teaching some new material; marks tutorial materials and midterms.
CLST 331 Greek Art and Architecture 1 2 96-192 Marking exams/papers; attendance at lectures. Helping with in-class student paired/group activities (picture of the day; break-out discussion groups). Knowledge of Greek art preferred.
CLST 332 Roman Art and Architecture 1 1 96-192 Marking exams/papers; attendance at lectures. Helping with in-class student paired/group activities (picture of the day; break-out discussion groups). Knowledge of Roman art preferred.
CNRS 104 Temples, Tombs, and Tyrants: The Archaeology of the Middle East, Greece, and Rome 2 1 or 2 96-192 Primarily marking exams, assignments, and papers. Needs background in archaeology.
RELG 101 Introduction to the Western (Abrahamic) Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam 2 1 or 2 96-192 Leading two weekly tutorials. Marking exams and papers, attendance at lectures. Needs background in Religious Studies. Previous experience with TAing preferred. Must have excellent spoken and written communication skills.
RELG 201 Near Eastern and Biblical Mythology 2 1 or 2 96-192 Marking some of the assignments, attendance at lectures. May include leading tutorials with smaller groups that will complement the class sessions. Some expertise in Egyptian, Near Eastern and Biblical mythology preferred.
RELG 203 Scriptures of the Near East 1 1 96-192 Background in Religious Studies preferred. Marking exams and papers, attending lectures, delivering 1 guest lecture, running review sessions.
RELG 307 Sex, Lies, and Violence in the Hebrew Bible 1 2 96-192 Ideal candidate is a strong writer and who has the ability to help students make real strides in their writing. Other duties include attendance at lectures, assistance in small-group activities; 1-2 guest lectures (with time for preparation and feedback); quiz writing; and office hours.

**Current salaries for Teaching Assistants (CUPE 2278) are $ 34.44 per hour (GTA I) and $ 33.14 per hour for GTA II**

Interested students should email cners.grad@ubc.ca with a brief statement on their qualifications.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies expects to be hiring teaching assistants for the courses listed above in 2021/22. Courses and job descriptions are subject to change up until the beginning of each term. This position requires that you be physically located and legally able to work in Canada for the duration of the appointment. Please note that the number of available positions is subject to funding availability, enrollment and/or course cancellation. Applications are due no later than April 30, 2021. Current and incoming CNERS graduate students are prioritized for all TAships in the department.

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

A pdf version of the job posting is available here. An application form is available at https://cner.air.arts.ubc.ca/hiring/teaching-assistant-application/