Teaching Assistants / Invigilators


The Department of Biochemistry offers Teaching Assistant opportunities on a term basis. Teaching Assistant positions at McGill University are unionized and available to graduate students only. For more information about the Teaching Assistant Union, visit the AGSEM website.

The fixed hourly rate is $32.38. In addition, a 4% vacation indemnity will be added to your hourly rate.

Available Positions and Application Guidelines

In order to be considered for Teaching Assistantship, please ensure the following steps are completed entirely and on time.

  1. Refer to the available TA positions
  2. Apply by clicking on the direct link(s) associated with the course(s) you wish to be considered for. To help you navigate the application page, you may refer to the Guide for External Candidates. Important: Please make sure to use a personal email address (and NOT a @mail.mcgill.ca or @mcgill.ca email address) to apply.
  3. Click on and complete the Teaching Assistant Application Form

Workload Forms

According to the new regulations every course coordinator must meet with his/her TAs and discuss the workload as well as detailed functions that the student will be performing during his/her appointment. The workload form should be signed by the instructor and the student before the end of the add/drop period. All later changes made to the agreement between the course instructor and the student should be included in the revised workload form and resubmitted. The student and the instructor should keep one copy each; one copy will be filed in the student employee record and another will be sent to Human Resources.

Posting periods

  • May 30 for Fall and Full Year courses.
  • November 2 for Winter courses.

Documents and forms


For more information contact

undergrad.biochem [at] mcgill.ca (Briana Blair)
Student Affairs Administrator
Department of Biochemistry, Room 905, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3711
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