Teaching Assistant Resources
A Teaching Assistant (TA) is a graduate student appointed to assist a Course Supervisor with the instruction and evaluation of students in a course. A teaching assistant works under the guidance and supervision of the Course Supervisor who is responsible for setting the course objectives, content and method of instruction as well as final grades and grading practices of the course.
All those hired as Teaching Assistant's at McGill University are required to be a member of the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) - McGill's Teaching Union. For further information information about membership and goverance please visit the AGSEM website.
Please click on the following link for a copy of the TA Collective Agreement.
If you are interested in working as a teaching assistant, please note that all positions are posted on McGill's Career Planning Services (CAPS) website by the dates outlined below.
Please note that ECP students will receive an email from our ECP Student Listserv notifying them when positions have been posted throughout the year. If you are an ECP Student, please check your @mail.mcgill.ca email for updates.
Positions are posted three times/year, by the following dates:
|Positions held during||Posted by||Deadlines to Apply|
|Fall semesters||April 30||
30 days after posting date
|Winter semesters||October 15|
|Summer semesters||March 1|
All applications should be submitted online through the McGill Career Planning Service (CAPS) website. You will need to provide the following documents:
- the completed TA Application Form (available in each posting)
- an up-to-date CV
|Postings for Summer 2014 Teaching Assistantships|
|Course #||Section||Course Name||Hours||CAPS Posting #|
|Please note that there will be no positions posted for the Summer 2014 semester.|
Course descriptions are available on the eCalendar for 2013-2014.
Forms and Important Dates
For Current Teaching Assistant in ECP, please take note of the following deadlines:
|AGSEM Union Membership Form (.pdf)||Complete & submit to ECP Administration Office upon acceptance of a Teaching Assistantship position.|| To be submitted at the same time the contract is signed.
TA Workload Form (fillable .pdf)
|Complete with the Course Instructor and submitted to the ECP Administrative Office approximately 2 weeks after the start of classes.
A mid-term evaluation is also required on the TA Workload form. Forms completed at the start of the semester will be redistributed to TAs for mid-term reviews with the Course Lecturers.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:00PM
Mid-Term TA Workform review deadline: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5:00PM (TA Workload forms will be returned for Mid-Term Review. Please pick them up in your TA mailboxes, in the ECP Administrative Office, EDUC 614.)
|TA Final Evaluation Form (pdf)||Complete at the end of the semester.||Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 5:00PM|
Please note that all of the forms above must be completed and signed by the instructor and teaching assistant before submitting.
Forms should be submitted to Sally Crawford, ECP Departmental Secretary in Room 614, Education Building.
What is the hourly rate for TAs?
Rates of Pay as of:
- January 1st, 2014: $26.83
Vacation pay (4%) and statutory holiday compensation included.
When will I be notified if I am offered a position?
Approximately 35 days from the application deadline. Please note only selected applicants will be contacted. A notice of offer will be sent to all selected applicants' McGill student email account (@mail.mcgill.ca).
Can I hold multiple Teaching Assistantships?
Yes. As long as the total combined hours for all TAships does not exceed 180 hours in one semester.
Will I have to attend the course lectures?
A majority of the positions will require class attendance. If you have been offered a teaching assistantship, please check with the instructor whether this will be a requirement, and if so, please verify that you are available during class hours before accepting a position.