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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Instructional Assistants Applications for academic year 2016/2017

Subject to final budgetary approval, the Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for positions of Instructional Assistant (IA's) for its first and second year courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Linguistics and Spanish during the 2016-2017 academic year. The exact number of positions available will be determined when final enrollment numbers in each course are available. The number of contracts issued will depend upon a combination of enrollment levels and the performance of the IAs in previous term.

Position Overview:

IA's will facilitate weekly conversation hours under the close supervision and guidance of the course instructor or coordinator; they will attend meetings with instructors when required.


Applicants should be students at Wilfrid Laurier University during the semester that they undertake duties of Instructional Assistant. Applicants should be able to communicate clearly in both English and the target language (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish) with strong interpersonal skills (friendly, approachable, able to create a positive rapport with students, etc.). Applicants should also be able to maintain a good working relationship with the course coordinator or instructor.


The rate of pay is determined under the following policy and guidelines for Instructional Assistants: IA Policy & Rates of Pay.

Applications and Due Dates:

Applicants should send a cover letter, including a statement about the applicant's suitability for the position and what they can bring to the programs, a resume, and the names of two academic references. (Official transcripts are not required as the department has access to and will refer to academic records.) Please indicate your preference about the course you would like to teach.  Complete applications should be e-mailed to Department of Languages and Literatures at by April 30, 2016.