Specialist position details


ECE 299 - Introduction to ECE Design - Lab TA1

Hourly Rate: $27.652

Possible available sections1

  • B01 - Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B02 - Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • B03 - Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • B04 - Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm

Term of appointment from: May 3, 2023 to July 28, 2023

Total hours: 88

Average weekly hours: 7

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Under supervision of course instructor, performs some or all of the following: Instruct fundamental use of CAD software to create a 3D assembly, advise students on their design projects, answer questions, provide student consultation or tutorial at established hours, mark lab/project reports, keep records of project progress, and other duties related to the delivery of the course, as required.

The design project involves building a digital alarm clock radio that plays MP3 music. The purpose of the TA is to help each group from the conceptual design to the final implementation of the hardware including a printed circuit board of the amplifier.

Required qualifications and experience

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or an acceptable equivalent. Registered as a Master or Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering or an acceptable equivalent.

Candidates should be outgoing and creative, should enjoy spending time with students, and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written English. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in engineering design, teamwork, and who have diverse technical skills that include practical knowledge of and troubleshooting experience. Proficiency in computer programming (C, C++) is a must. Familiarity with Solidworks, schematic capture/PCB design software such as KiCAD, Eclipse IDE, microcontrollers such as STM F0/F4. Some training specific to the course requirements may be provided.

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: April 2, 2023.

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.