Go to Main menuGo to Content
  • Campus :
  • Position Type :

OSSC Winter Advisor Undefined
Teaching Assistant

Posting Date : June 18, 2017
Closing Date : Posting Expired


Duties: Working as a member of a team of graduate students to: • Offer one-to-one and small group support to both graduate students (full and part-time) and teacher education students who require assistance with their oral and written communication skills in the following areas; o academic writing (planning, organizing, writing and revising academic papers such as essays, MRPs, theses, dissertations, manuscripts for publication, funding applications, lesson plans, portfolios, personal journal entries); o presentation skills (in-class presentations, conference presentations, lesson delivery); • Provide support to teacher candidates in developing teacher skills (lesson planning process, mock lesson feedback ) and developing strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners • In conjunction with the annual Employment Preparations Conference, provide support for teacher education students preparing for job applications and interviews; • Develop and offer workshops for teacher education and graduate students on a number of topics related to language, culture, graduate student career paths, and schooling in Ontario; • Provide individualized support for international students and new Canadians with their English language development (grammar, oral communication, listening, reading and pronunciation skills; • Support international students and new Canadians in acculturating to the university environment; • Support internationally educated teacher candidates to become familiar with the culture of Canadian K-12 schools; • Promote the services of the OISE Student Success Centre to faculty members and students; • Use the online appointment booking and tracking software to post summaries of appointments; • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings.  


This position requires a high level of proficiency in English, strong communication skills, strong inter-personal skills, knowledge of second language learners as well as experience working with English language learners. Teaching experience is not necessary but will be considered a significant asset in supporting some components of the OSSC's mandate. You must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Given OISE's students' class schedules, flexibility to offer appointments and workshops outside of the regular 8:30 to 4:30 office hours is required Except in exceptional circumstances all OSSC support activities take place as face-to-face appointments, onsite at 252 Bloor St W


Course ID
St. George
Course Enrollment
Dates of Appointment
January 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Number of Positions
Number of Hours
Tutorial/Lab Schedule
How to Apply
  • 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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to make application.

    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.

    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.

  • All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrollment.

    Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

  • The Department's Hiring policy is available in the Department office and at the CUPE Local 3902 office.