Applications for 2013-2014 Instructional Assistants are being accepted
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, German, Italian and Spanish during the 2013-2014 academic year. The exact number of positions available will be determined when final enrollment numbers in each course are available. The number of winter term contracts issued will depend upon a combination of enrollment levels and the performance of the IAs in the fall term.
IA's will facilitate weekly conversation hours under the close supervision and guidance of the course instructor or coordinator; they will attend an orientation session with the instructors and meetings 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 foreign target language (Arabic, 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, which language area/s you would like to be considered for, 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.) Complete applications should be e-mailed or delivered to: Department of Languages and Literatures, Room BA405, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled.