Teaching Assistantships Opportunities


The following jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Collective agreement. The departmental hiring policy is available in the department of Physiology Office and at the CUPE 3902 office.  It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrollment.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Up-to-date WHMIS & Biosafety Training is required of all TAs.

* Scroll down to bottom for full application submission details and application form * Application Deadline: October 3, 2022 @ 4PM


The current rate of pay for a UG/SGS1/SGS11/PDF is $47.17 all levels respectively, per hour, in accordance with the CUPE collective agreement.

  • The estimated number of positions, approximate hours of work, and dates of employment, required qualifications, and a brief description of the duties are listed below for the following courses where positions are expected to be available.
  • Actual number of positions will depend on student enrolment. Second, and where applicable, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth appointments will be offered to eligible graduate students who held previous appointments.

**Graduate Courses**

PSL4040: Big Data and Health
1 position: approximately 30 hours. Fall Term. Estimated enrollment – 32
The TA candidate must have a sound knowledge of programming coding in R, and past experience in PSL4040 is an asset.
Duties: The role of the TA is to grade weekly short assignments, the assignment form the students involve programming to answer specific questions, through the creation of graphs, tables or statisical tests of a variety of clinical and biological data sets. 
Relevant Criterion: Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position

General information

To the extent possible, the department shall announce positions to be filled in accordance with the following timelines:

  • On or before August 5th for the course(s) commencing in September:
  • On or before December 5th for the course(s) commencing in January; and
  • On or before April 20th for all course(s) in the Summer academic session.

Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter, C.V. and completed Application form found at https://physiology.utoronto.ca/teaching-assistantships-opportunities (bottom of page) and must be submitted as a single PDF (max 4 pages) to physiology.undergrad@utoronto.ca by October 3, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

Duties of these positions shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.

The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto.

Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.


published: September 28, 2022