Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Teaching Assistantship Postings 

On behalf of the Faculty of Education, applications are invited for Teaching Assistantships for the following 2018/2019 Education courses. These positions are conditional upon course enrolment numbers. 

Fall/Winter 2018/2019

  • PROF 110 - Self as Teacher, 3 positions @ 200 hrs. each
  • PROF 210 - Self as Learner, 3 positions @ 200 hrs. each
  • PROF 310 - Self as Professional (Queen's Con. Ed.), 3 positions @ 200 hrs. each
  • PROF 170 - School and Classroom Leadership, 3 positions @ 100 hrs. each
  • PROF 180 - School Law & Policy, 1 position @ 100 hrs.
  • CURR 303/CURR 304 - Biology Methods, 1 position @ 200 hrs.
  • CURR 370 - IS Math, 1 position @ 200 hrs.
  • EDST 243/FOCI 243 - Environmental Education, 1 position @ 200 hrs.
  • EDST 255 Educators Abroad/FOCI 255 Understanding Teaching & Learning Abroad, 1 position @ 200 hrs.
  • FOCI 222 - Artist in Community Education (ACE), 1 position @ 100 hrs.
  • FOCI 260 - Outdoor and Experiential Education (OEE), 2 positions @ 100 hrs. each
  • EDST/FOCI 275 - Leadership, 1 position @ 200 hrs.
  • EDST/FOCI 285 - Teaching & Learning Outside of Schools, 1 position @ 200 hrs.

Fall 2018

  • FOUN 100 - Psychological Foundations, 16 positions @ 33.33 hrs. each
  • FOUN 101 - Foundations of Assessment, 8 positions @ 66.67 hrs. each

Winter 2019

  • FOUN 102 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, 16 positions @ 33.33 hrs. each

Academic Calendar Course Description

Please see course descriptions on the web at Course Descriptions.

Job Requirements

The primary purpose for teaching assistantships is to provide support for the Bachelor of Education courses in the Faculty of Education.  Duties may include: attending class; general duties to assist the professor, assisting with classroom instruction; assisting with the preparation of class materials, marking, meeting with and/or responding to (email) student queries, and other duties as assigned. Candidates must be prepared to work outside of the regular 9-5 work week, and previous teaching experience would be considered an asset. Applicants must be current full-time graduate students at Queen’s University. 

Sessional Dates*

Sessional Dates

Contract Hours

  • Full-time Teaching Assistantships = 200 hours (these hours may be distributed between terms as required for the specific course)
  • Half-time Teaching Assistantships = 100 hours (these hours may be distributed between terms as required for the specific course)

TA hours are limited to a maximum of 10 hours per week on average.

*Many instructors will require you to be available to review the course and participate in the planning process prior to the commencement of the course. 

Application Process

The process of assigning qualified graduate students to these positions is outlined in the Collective Agreement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and Queen’s University. Applications will be reviewed and positions allocated in reference to candidates’ teaching and academic experience as it applies to the course subject field and in reference to the candidates’ priority for a Teaching Assistantship as specified by the Collective Agreement. 

If you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship or teaching assistantships for any of these courses, please submit electronically to the Graduate Studies Assistant, Nicole Pennell, one copy of your resume outlining your relevant experience, and a brief letter listing all of the positions you wish to apply for in order of preference.

Email Instructions 

Please follow these instructions to ensure your application receives proper consideration:

  • Email Subject line: Include the Course Number in the subject line of your email.​
  • Student ID: Include your Student Number in the header of your resume.
  • Attachment: Attach your cover letter and résumé as ONE file to the email.
  • File Name: Name the document using your first and last name. For example if your name is John Smith, the file should be named “SmithJohn”. 
  • File Format: The file must be saved in Microsoft Word, PDF or Rich Text format.

Application Deadline: Submit your email with attachment before midnight on the closing date of the competition. Late applications will not be accepted.  Only those applicants who will be offered a Teaching Assistantship will be contacted. 

The closing date for the submission of applications and supporting documentation is Thursday, May 31, 2018.