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Learning Assistant(s), Devon Academic Resource Centre, Schulich School of Engineering

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Job ID: 12938

Updated: June 8, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Devon Academic Resource Centre in the Schulich School of Engineering is currently seeking two (2) Regular Recurring Part-time Learning Assistant(s).

The Devon Academic Resource Centre is a space where Schulich students can congregate to study, interact, and get access to academic support resources.  The Centre includes room for independent and small group study, a seminar room for seminars and workshops, and four tutorial rooms for one-on-one and small group tutorial assistance.

Learning Assistants are student leaders and recent graduates who provide motivation for learning and act as a role model to their fellow peers (and near-peers).  Learning Assistants work with students one-on-one, or as a group, to answer questions on course content, offer practice problems and provide study strategies.  Students will seek assistance on a drop-in basis.  When not tutoring students, Learning Assistants work on project work as assigned by the Engineering Academic Development Specialist.

This position reports to the Manager, Engineering Student Centre, and will work with other Learning Assistants, under the supervision of the Engineering Academic Development Specialist, and provide tutoring assistance and support for spring and summer 2017 engineering courses in our Energy Engineering Program, as follows:
ENER 240 (Mechanics / Calculus)
ENGG 519 (Applied and Computational Linear Algebra for Energy Engineers)
ENER 260 (Statics / Algebra)
ENGG 201 (Liquids, Gasses, and Solids)
ENER 340 (Dynamics / Differential Equations)
ENGG 319 (Probability and Statistics)

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Meet with students one-on-one or in groups to answer questions on course content, offer practice problems, and provide study strategies
  • Demonstrate academic integrity, especially when answering questions about assignments or other graded work
  • Assist with projects when not tutoring students
  • Provide availability to the Academic Student Advisor of the Devon Academic Resource Centre for scheduled shifts
  • Be punctual for scheduled shifts.  It is your responsibility to notify the Academic Student Advisor if you cannot make your scheduled shift due to an emergency or extenuating circumstance
  • Oversee and assist with Devon Academic Resource Centre operations
  • Complete bi-weekly timesheets online through Business Administration System in a timely manner, for appropriate payment
  • Report any problems or concerns to the Academic Student Advisor immediately
  • Serve as a role model for students seeking academic assistance
  • Follow the University of Calgary policies and procedures and behave in accordance with the Schools values and expectations

Qualifications / Requirements:

BSc in Engineering from UCalgary (awarded after September 2016, and before September 2017) is required

Obtained an overall GPA of 3.00 and earned a B or higher in the specific course(s) they choose to tutor or in the approved alternatives as identified below (transcripts will be reviewed);

  • ENGG 201, ENGG 319, ENGG 519, MATH 211, ENGG 407, ENEL 102, ENCH 407, ENER 240,  MATH 275, MATH 277, ENGG 202, ENGG 349, ENER 260, MATH 375, ENGG 349,

One or more academic terms of formal employment as a tutor would be an asset

Applicants with experience tutoring ENER 240, ENER 260, and / or ENER 340 will be given preference

Completion of the My First Six Weeks or Skills for Success programs (offered through the Student Success Centre), or the Skills for Success for Engineers program (offered through Devon Academic Resource Centre and the Student Success Centre) would be an asset

Applicants should exhibit the following skill-set:

  • Excellent level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with staff, faculty and students
  • Ability to work well with peers and faculty
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to be empathetic to students having difficulties
  • Mastery of subject being tutored
  • Good overall academic ability
  • Exemplary communication skills (including ability to communicate effectively electronically, if applying to tutor ENGG 319)

Application Deadline:  May 26, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Operational Administrative Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering


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