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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 30, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Instructional Assistant Policy

Subject to final budgetary approval, the Anthropology program invites applications for Instructional Assistants (IAs) for AN101C and AN101D for Winter 2013. The exact number of positions available will be determined when final enrolment numbers are available. The number of winter term contracts issued will depend upon a combination of the enrolment levels.

Position Overview: IAs will be required to prepare for and run weekly workshops; mark assignments, tests and exams; attend meetings with the instructors; hold office hours, and respond to e-mails from students in their workshops. The total weekly commitment is likely to be from 6-8 hours, with the exact number depending on the number of groups assigned to the IA, and the enrolments of those groups. There will also be approximately 4-5 peak periods throughout each term for marking assignments and/or exams, during which the required number of hours to be worked will increase.  

Compensation:  $21.70 per hour, plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay, for 130 hours (an average of 10 hours per week, for the duration of the term).

Applications and Due Dates:  Applicants should send a cover letter, including a statement about the his/her suitability for the position and what s/he can bring to the course, a resume, and the names of two academic references.  Note that references from faculty members who can speak to your writing ability and/or participation in class would be preferred. Official transcripts are not required as the department has access to - and will refer to - academic records. Complete applications should be emailed or delivered to:  Lori Lougheed (, Anthropology office, Room 2-119, Alvin Woods Building, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, January 11, 2013.

Related Information Title Type
2013 AN101C Winter 2013 Document
2013 AN101D Winter 2013 Document
2013 IA Payroll Form Document
2010 Instructional Assistant Policy Document