Teaching Assistants (TAs)

General Information

The Department hires graduate students to assist our academic staff in teaching undergraduate courses during the fall and winter terms. The University’s TAs are represented by CUPE Local 3902 Unit#1. You can view the Collective Agreement, which determines items like benefits and salary, here.

TAing is optional. Income earned as a TA is an addition to the financial support already provided to our M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Students should discuss TAing with their thesis supervisor before pursuing a position.

TA jobs across the University are posted here.

Current TAs

Adjusting Hours

It is possible to increase the number of hours you are contracted to complete. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the approval of your supervisor at your ‘Review of Assigned Hours’ meeting. You are entitled to at least one such meeting per course (deadlines can be viewed in the Collective Agreement)
  2. Ensure your supervisor emails the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies (tim.bender@utoronto.ca) detailing the requested change and CCs ugradassist.chemeng@utoronto.ca
  3. If approved, the TA Administrator will prepare the requested changes to your DDAH form
  4. You, your supervisor, and the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies must sign off on the changes, rendering them official

Under the circumstances that you enter a disagreement with your supervisor concerning your work hours, you may contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies directly.

Evaluation

The TA Evaluation Form is here. Signatures can be completed electronically via Adobe E-Signature.

You are entitled to at least one evaluation per appointment. You can request up to two evaluations from your supervisor. Under the circumstances that you receive an overall rating of ‘unsatisfactory’, a second evaluation is mandatory. Should no second evaluation be completed, your evaluation cannot be used against you for future consideration.

Appointments

Appointments are conditional upon status as a graduate student or Postdoctoral Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Toronto for the duration of the appointment.

All new graduate students and postdocs must attend a laboratory safety course, pass the laboratory safety exam, complete the University of Toronto basic health and safety online training and attend a mandatory new TA training session in order to TA.

Emergency TA Posting

There are three (3) Emergency TA postings open from November 28th to December 5th.  The postings are for courses CHE223H1, CHE564H1, and CHE1147H.  Please indicate which course(s) you are applying for on the application form.

The application period has closed

Emergency TA posting for CHE488S open from December 2nd to December 6th.

The application period has closed

Emergency TA posting for CHE561S open from December 5th to December 11th.

The application period has closed

APS442H1
Department: Cross Disciplinary Program Office
Campus: St. George
Course #: APS442H1
Title: Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership
Enrollment (est.): 35
Availability: One (1) position for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For details contact the course instructor, Dr. Robin Sacks (robin.sacks@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor, Dr. Robin Sacks (robin.sacks@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

CHE311H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE311H1
Title: Separation Processes
Enrollment (est.): 120
Availability: Three (3) positions for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For details contact the course instructor, Professor E.J. Acosta (edgar.acosta@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor, Professor E.J. Acosta (edgar.acosta@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

 

CHE1133H/CHE450H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE1133/CHE450H1
Title: Bioprocess Engineering
Enrollment (est.): 24
Availability: One (1) position for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Milica Radisic (m.radisic@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor Milica Radisic (m.radisic@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

CHE230H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE230H1
Title: Environmental Chemistry
Enrollment (est.): 120
Availability: Two (2) positions for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Greg Evans (greg.evans@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Greg Evans (greg.evans@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

CHE1334H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE1334H1
Title: Organ-on-a-Chip
Enrollment (est.): TBA
Availability: One (1) position for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Milica Radisic (m.radisic@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Milica Radisic (m.radisic@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

CHE1431H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE1431H1
Title: Environmental Auditing
Enrollment (est.): TBA
Availability: One (1) position for 40 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: A pre-requisite for TA applicants is they must have previously completed the course. For further details contact the course instructor, Professor Randy Sinukoff (Randy.Sinukoff@stantec.com)
Duties: For details contact the course instructor, Professor Randy Sinukoff (Randy.Sinukoff@stantec.com)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

CHE375H1
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George
Course #: CHE375H1
Title: Engineering Finance and Economics
Enrollment (est.): TBA
Availability: One (1) position for 50 hours (est.)
Dates of Appointment: Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Qualifications: For further details contact the course instructor, Professor Yuri Lawryshyn (yuri.lawryshyn@utoronto.ca)
Duties: For further details contact the course instructor, Professor Yuri Lawryshyn (yuri.lawryshyn@utoronto.ca)

* Please note that this Emergency TA posting will close on December 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.*

The application period has closed

Online Returning TA Application, Winter 2020 Session

Returning TA applications Winter session 2020 are now open.

A list of available courses are available here.  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change.

If you are a TA for the fall session, do keep in mind that there is a 100-hour departmental limit on TA hours per academic year. If you’ve already served 100 hours, you are unlikely to be considered for a position.

If you’d like any additional information on these courses, including anything like safety training requirements, feel free to contact the instructors directly.

*Please note that Returning TA Applications will close on November 13, 2019 at 5:30pm.*

The deadline to submit your application has passed.

 

Online New TA Application, Winter 2020 Session

The New TA Application, Winter session will open on October 14, 2019 at 9:30am.

A list of available courses are available here. Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change. E-mail notifications will be sent out shortly with more details.

If you are a TA for the fall session, do keep in mind that there is a 100-hour departmental limit on TA hours per academic year. If you’ve already served 100 hours, you are unlikely to be considered for a position.

If you’d like any additional information on these courses, including anything like safety training requirements, feel free to contact the instructors directly.

*Please note that Returning TA Applications will close on November 13, 2019 at 5:30pm.*

The deadline to submit your application has passed.