Teaching Support Assistant - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

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Faculty of Science
Teaching Support Assistant - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Hours of Work:
Up to 35 hours per week

$17.05 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


June 10 – August 16, 2024

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences is seeking a Student Assistant to help prepare online course materials to support our students in their first-year studies in Computer Science.  




The successful candidate will work with academic staff on a variety of tasks:

  • Creating a variety of different multiple-choice questions for testing knowledge of programming concepts
  • Based on previous examples, creating exercises to test application of programming knowledge
  • Creation of model solutions for exercises with full code documentation in Python
  • Load questions into the learning management system Moodle either via the online interface or available scripting languages




  • Experience with the Python 3 programming language
  • Completed CS1910 / CS1920 / CS 2910 with excellent marks
  • Experience with Google Apps (eg. Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc..), both PC and Mac
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to perform programming tasks ensuring careful attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction
  • Qualifications that would be considered an asset
  • Experience with the R programming language
  • Knowledge of the Moodle environment from previous positions (e.g. TAships)
  • Excellent English writing and comprehensive skills


Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link below.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number 902-894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer, hrofficer@upei.ca. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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