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Date of Posting:  April 1, 2019


Hiring Unit & Address: Biology Department

Stewart Biology Bldg., Room N7/9A


Application Deadline Date:   May 1, 2019


Course Title: Behavioural Ecology


Course Number:  BIOL 307 (Winter)


Instructor:  Prof. Simon Reader

Hours of Work: (per term)  90


Number of TA positions available (estimate):  2

Date of Appointment


Starting:  January 6, 2020

Ending:   April 30, 2020



Hourly rate: To be determined

 Per Term: 

Required Duties:

- Grades term papers (take-home exams) and exams during the course and provides feedback to students.

- Grades oral presentations by students and provides feedback.

- Reads required literature for each exam and discussion groups.

- Provides students with detailed comments on scientific content, organization, and clarity of their written papers and oral presentations.

- Participates in lectures introducing the term papers and oral presentations, attends relevant lectures.

- Leads article discussion groups, grades discussion questions.

- Attends orientation, progress, grading and course evaluation meetings.

- Monitors online discussion boards as necessary.

- Compiles grades.

Qualifications Required:

- Training in behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology

- Familiarity with course material

- Experience in scientific writing and critiquing of scientific papers



Language requirements (if relevant):

- Excellent spoken and written English is essential. Spoken and written French is not required but a strength.  


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.