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Date of Posting:  March 5, 2018


Hiring Unit & Address:  Biology Department,

Stewart Biology Bldg., Room N7/9A


Application Deadline Date:  April 5, 2018


Course Title:  Ecology/Behaviour Field  Course


Course Number:  BIOL 331 (Fall)


Instructor:  Prof. Simon Reader & Staff

Hours of Work: (per term)  180


Number of TA positions available (estimate): 1

Approx. Date of Appointment


Starting: August 15, 2018


Ending: October 1, 2018



Hourly rate:  $29.33


Per Term: $5279.40

Required Duties:

- Must be available full time (live on site) for 2 to 3 weeks before campus classes begin in fall semester

- Gather and transport course equipment to and from Mont St. Hilaire in the three days before and after the field course, which runs for 12-13 days at the end of August into early September

- Assists the professors with the field- and lab work, computer analysis, and helps guide the students and student projects in the field and evaluate student participation.

- Assists with logistical requirements of the course, e.g. equipment and grocery purchases during the course.

- Be available to provide help with the student data analysis and write-up during September.

Qualifications Required:

Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates in Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour or Conservation with significant experience in fieldwork and the design of field experiments.  Well-qualified MSc students will be considered, especially those with experience at the Gault Nature Reserve and/or knowledge of the local flora and fauna.  Preference also given to graduates who have TA╣ed BIOL 331 previously.

- Substantial experience in statistical analysis is required and command of R essential.

- Must have good organization and communication skills.

- There are normally both aquatic and terrestrial modules, so we favor candidates with broad training and field experience. Please specify relevant training and field experience on the application, and feel free to append a CV.

- Must have completed WHMIS training within the past 3 years

- Teaching & Learning Services Skillsets training a plus – provide details on application


Language requirements (if relevant): French an asset, not a necessity


Name and Title of Course Supervisor:  Prof. S. Reader


Dept. Authorization:




NOTE: All applicants must apply in writing, using the application form provided, to the appropriate Hiring Unit by the Application deadline (see above).

NOTE: Announcements are considered tentative, pending final determination of course offerings and enrolments.