TA Recruitment Semester 2

TAs are invited to apply for part-time teaching positions in the following modules for AY 2019/20 Semester 2:

  • LSM2251 Ecology and the Environment
  • LSM2252 Biodiversity
  • LSM1303 Animal Behaviour
  • GES1021 Natural Heritage of Singapore
  • GET1020 Darwin and Evolution
  • LSM2253 Applied Data Analysis in Ecology and Evolution (contact A/P Roman Carrasco – dbsctlr@nus.edu.sg)
  • LSM2301 Life Science Industry Seminar (contact Dr Ng Ngan Kee – ngankee@nus.edu.sg)
  • LSM3259 Fungal Biology (contact Dr Amy Choong – dbscmfa@nus.edu.sg)

To sign up, please fill in the form here by 25 Dec 2019:  https://tinyurl.com/biodta-sem2

LSM2251 Ecology and the Environment– odd week Thursdays, 2pm-6pm; Saturday morning field trip & one symposium; TAs will need to grade reports, total 30-34 hours

  • Maps/Google Earth
  • Field Trip prep, Extinction Game (Facilitation)
  • Pulau Ubin (Sat morning)
  • Terrestrial & aquatic field trips

LSM2252 Biodiversity – Practicals are on Friday, 2pm – 6pm; four practicals, one tutorial and practical exam invigilation, about 24 – 30 hours

  • Kent Ridge practical
  • Plant Diversity
  • Animal Diversity – invertebrates & vertebrates
  • Changi beach practical
  • Essay marking

LSM1303 Animal Behaviour – even week Mondays, 10am – 2pm; 24 hours

  • Research Methods (Ethology), Project Proposal & Risk Assessment
  • Elevator Pitch & Consultation
  • Project Critique Review (video) & Feedback
  • Symposia Oral Examination (abstract and Q&A)

GES1021 Natural Heritage of Singapore

  • Marking (30 hours) – April 2020
  • Invigilation (2 hours) – 04 March 2020 (Wednesday), 8.00 – 10.00am

GET1020 Darwin and Evolution

  • Invigilation (2 hours) – 04 March 2020 (Wednesday), 10.00 – 12.00pm

LSM2253 Applied Data Analysis in Ecology and Evolution – Classes are on Mondays 12 – 2pm and Tuesday, 12 – 2pm, PTTAs are able to claim 44h in total.
TAs should have prior knowledge of R for data analysis in their research as they are required to help students carry out R-related exercises on the computer.

If interested, please email A/P Roman Carrasco, the module coordinator, directly at dbsctlr@nus.edu.sg.

LSM2301 Life Science Industry Seminar (30h/TA) – While there is no knowledge pre-requisite for the PTTAs, the PTTAs are required to mark the reflections or assessments of each student at the end of the lecture, workshop or field trip which falls on Tuesday.

If you are interested, please email the module coordinator, Dr Ng Ngan Kee (ngankee@nus.edu.sg).

LSM3259 Fungal Biology – odd week Tuesdays, 2pm – 6pm. The PTTA will be able to claim about 28 hours. As this is an introductory mycology module, PTTAs need to have some background in mycology (preferred) but if not, they must be willing to learn about fungi. The PTTA will need to enjoy interacting with students and willing to teach, mark and invigilate practical exam.

If interested, please email Dr Amy Choong, the module coordinator, directly at dbscmfa@nus.edu.sg.

For all modules, TAs are expected to be:

  • Competent in written and spoken English
  • Read up related materials beforehand and come prepared for all classes
  • Punctual for briefings and practical sessions
  • Be passionate about teaching

To sign up, please fill in the form here by 25 Dec 2019: https://tinyurl.com/biodta-sem2

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