Specialist position details


ENGR 120/121 - Design and Communication II - Lab TA1

Hourly Rate: $27.652

Possible available sections1

  • B01 - Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • B02 - Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B03 - Tuesday 8:30am-10:30am
  • B04 - Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm
  • B05 - Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B06 - Wednesday 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • B07 - Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • B08 - Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B09 - Thursday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • B10 - Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B11 - Friday 10:30am-12:30pm
  • B12 - Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • B13 - Friday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • B14 - Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • B15 - Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Term of appointment from: January 10, 2022 to April 8, 2022

Total hours: 62

Average weekly hours: 4 - 5

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Under supervision of course instructor, prepare and demonstrate lab experiments, help students work through lab experiments or projects. The majority of the time will be spent in the labs advising students on their design projects. The remaining time will be divided between marking assignments, giving feedback to students, leading tutorials, and other duties related to the delivery of the course, as required.

Required qualifications and experience

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering. Registered as a Master or Ph.D. student in Engineering or an acceptable equivalent. Candidates need to be outgoing and creative, enjoy spending time with students, and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written English. Must be proficient in programming control systems using languages such as RobotC, C, C++, or Java. Training specific to the course requirements will be provided.

Preference will be given to candidates who have practical experience in:
- troubleshooting basic mechanical systems, e.g. gears, sprockets, shafts, structural elements.
- troubleshooting basic electronic circuits and devices, e.g. resistors, LEDs, sensors, motors.
- engineering design in a teamwork environment or have taken the Design Engineering Mentorship Program (DEMP) offered by the faculty.

Other criteria considered include the career and/or pedagogical value a particular position will provide to the graduate/undergraduate student, the student's preferences, and other sources of graduate student financial support being received. The department appointment priority policy provides priority to graduate students in their academic department or school before others. The policy is posted in the department and is available on request.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal persons.

Please submit a completed application form online or drop it off at the front desk of EOW 448 by: November 14, 2021.

1 Number of available positions is subject to funding availability, enrollment and/or course cancellation.

2 Effective July 1, 2019 for academic and scientific assistants. See CUPE 4163 collective agreement University of Victoria, Human Resources February 16, 2021.