Teaching & Research Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships

Students holding teaching assistant (TA) positions provide a variety of services to undergraduate courses including marking assignments and running tutorials and laboratory sessions. Students are encouraged to apply to hold TA positions at any of the tri-campus locations (St. George/downtown, UTM/Mississauga and UTSC/Scarborough).

Teaching assistants may hold a fellowship as well, though fellowship restrictions may limit the time available for employment. The wage and working conditions of teaching assistants are formally stated in the collective agreement between the University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) which is renegotiated on an annual basis.

Research Assistantships

There are a limited number of opportunities for students with special research skills to assist staff of the Department with research projects and contracts. Rates of pay and time requirements will vary.