Teaching Assistantships

General Information

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry hires a number of graduate students to assist its academic staff in teaching undergraduate courses during the fall and winter terms. The pay rate is set through a Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE Local 3902 Unit#1, the union representing Teaching Assistants at UofT. Please view the Collective Agreement here.

It is not compulsory that a student accept a TA position. The Teaching Assistantship income is an addition to the financial support already provided to our M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Students should discuss TA-ing with their thesis supervisor before accepting a TA position.

TA jobs across the University are posted here.


Receiving a Teaching Assistantship is granted on the basis that you are a registered graduate student or Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at the University of Toronto on the starting date of the appointment. If you have a working permit, it must be valid for your entire appointment. If you are not a student on the starting date of this appointment, your offer will be revoked and the University will have no obligations under this letter.

All new graduate students and post doctoral fellows must attend a laboratory safety course, pass the laboratory safety exam, complete the University of Toronto basic health and safety on-line training and attend a mandatory new TA training session in order to TA.

Returning TA Application for 20179 and 20181 Courses

Returning TA Application System

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 8.
  • ** include the hours you were allocated and if it's a lab, please include LAB beside the course code. I.E. CHE451F (50) or CHE204F LAB (60)
  • ** include the hours you were allocated and if it's a lab, please include LAB beside the course code. I.E. CHE210S (50) or CHE311S LAB (60)

Posted: April 25, 2017

Closed: May 26, 2017

Online TA Application System

This application will open May 29, 2017

Emergency TA Posting(s)

No postings at this time


Teaching Assistant inquiries can be sent to, Kris-Anne Twyne at krisanne.twyne@utoronto.ca