Session: Fall/Winter 2017-18 - LWTA

Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

Applications due: May 12, 2017

Submit applications on-line to:

CampusCourse No.Course TitleEnrollment (est.)No. positions (est.) *No. hours (est.)DatesTutorialsDutiesQualifications
STGANT100Y1Y-LWTAIntroduction to Anthropology - Lead Writing TA1180 hours at the SGS II rate as of May 11, 2017 ($43.65) +4% vacation pay = $45.20June 1, 2017* to April 30, 2018 * must be available for approximately 14 hours training June 5-9 and for consultation wN/AAs part of a writing instruction initiative in Arts and Science, the Lead Writing TA will work with the Writing Coordinator and WIT Unit Contact to support instructors and train course TAs in selected courses. The LWTA will perform the following duties: • Participate in an intensive training session (with LWTAs from other units) in June and additional training throughout the year (early September early January) • Meet in summer with the Writing Coordinator, departmental WIT contact, and course instructors to plan course assignments and writing activities for tutorials, labs, or lectures • Design and lead training sessions and consultations for course TAs on topics such as providing feedback to students on writing, planning tutorial/lab activities related to writing, etc.) through Fall and Winter terms • Develop and/or adapt resources on writing instruction (such as marking rubrics and assignments) for instructors, TAs, and students • Communicate regularly by email and in person with course instructors, the WIT Coordinator, departmental WIT Contact and others to implement WIT activities. • Collect and analyze data on WIT (e.g., surveys, student writing samples, TA and instructor focus groups, etc.) • Document activities (e.g., help draft unit WIT goals, provide monthly updates, write a final a report about WIT activities in the unit, etc.) In addition to the on-line application, you must submit a writing sample (individually written and no more than four pages) to Josie Alaimo or email to: Also, please include the names of two referees who have supervised you in course TAships under “Work Experience.” Required: • Current PhD student • At least two years' experience as a course TA, whether leading tutorials/ labs, in-class instruction, or grading • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with and show tact when communicating with course instructors and TAs • Strong administrative skills, including ability to schedule meetings, plan and document work • Strong time management skills with ability to meet multiple deadlines • Strong facilitation and presentation skills and/or experience leading workshops • Evidence of superior writing skills in their discipline (writing sample must be individually authored) • Flexible schedule, able to accommodate short notice requests for meetings with WIT participants


  1. 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.

  2. These jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Statement of Policy is available in the Department Office and in the CUPE, local 3902 office.

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

  4. The rates of pay correspond with the current CUPE Agreement and is effective May 1, 2017 as follows:

  5. Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

  6. Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position (s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.