JOB OPPORTUNITY: Academic Peer Support

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One or two (1-2) position(s) available

DEPARTMENT/FACULTY: International Relations, Schulich School of Business

RESTRICTION: Graduate Student; Ontario Resident (Bursary Requirement)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM

REPORTS TO: Lindsay Hillcoat, Associate Director, International Student Service and Programs

BURSARY: $1000 for 60 hours during the term (approx. 5-7 hours per week) or $2000 for 120 hours over the term (approx. 10-12 hours per week)

TIME REQUIREMENTS: To be scheduled Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

POSITION START DATE: September 28, 2015

POSITION END DATE: December 11, 2015

PURPOSE: The Academic Peer Supporter(s) will provide academic peer support to students who have English as an additional language.


  • Hold office hours and take appointments in order to provide English language assistance on written academic work (cases/papers/assignments) and verbal English practice
  • Assist students with referencing/citations
  • Provide guidance on paper/case positioning and structure within the context of Canadian business school expectations
  • Provide assistance to the International Relations Unit as required

REQUIREMENTS: Must possess demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas:

  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Editing and/or tutoring
  • Experience interacting and working with people from different cultures and English language capabilities
  • Previous TA or English teaching experience an asset
  • Should be a second year full-time MBA/IMBA student
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and an Ontario resident (these are government bursary requirements)

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Hillcoat, Associate Director, International Student Services and Programs at by September 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Only those invited to interview will be contacted – we thank all others for your interest in the position.