Individualized Study Tutor - ASTR 310

Home Office, Alberta
Faculty of Science and Technology
Home Office
Depends on Experience 
Temporary Part Time
Division Faculty of Science and Technology FTE Block Size 0.25
Location Name Home Office Position Type Temporary Part Time
Location Home Office, Alberta Job ID 2186
Posted 06/07/2021 Wage Min 0.0000
Closing Date 06/21/2021 Wage Max 0.0000
Approximately 0.25 Blocks  

Please note this is a temporary part-time  position starting July 2021 and ending September 2022.

Athabasca University's Learning Services Tutorial Department is seeking an Individualized Study Tutor for the following course:

Individualized Study Tutor Astronomy 310: Planetary Science Link to Syllabus:

Qualifications and Experience Required:  

A minimum of a Master's degree required (PhD preferred) in Astronomy or a related field is required.

The successful candidate will have subject matter expertise and be responsible for providing academic assistance to students, for marking assignments, and for assigning and recording final grades.  Teaching experience at a post-secondary level is required.  Experience in distance learning and familiarity with digital teaching technologies and online course delivery is preferred.  Experience with adult education and Moodle online course delivery is considered an asset. 

Along with the relevant academic credentials as mentioned above, this position requires excellent communication, organizational, administration and online/computer skills.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to maintain a high academic standard, maintain accurate student records, and return students' work promptly and within the University's required service standards.  Candidates must own or have access to a computer and internet with the capability to communicate with the University and students and the capability to run any applications required to perform tutorial support.  Please see for more information on computer and internet connection requirements.

For further information about this position, please contact  Martin Connors, Professor, Space Science/Physics  at

First consideration will be given to internal applicants according to Article 7 of The Board/CUPE Collective Agreement, followed by those candidates who are able to work from Alberta and then those who are able to work from within Canada.

Non-doctoral prepared employees: $236.70 prorated per block, per biweekly pay and/or $30.17 per hour.

Doctoral prepared employees: $246.16 prorated per block, per biweekly pay and/or $31.37 per hour,

AU shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. AU's Strategic Plan IMAGINE: Transforming Lives. Transforming Communities ( has as one of its strategic themes "Moving Beyond Place." We are embracing this theme and will be transitioning to a near-virtual work environment by December 2021.