Teaching Assistant Positions

Teaching Assistant positions (CUPE 4163 Specialist Instructional) are available to graduate students each term. It is expected that graduate students enrolled in a PhD of MASc program within the Department of Civil Engineering will hold two TA positions each year.

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 term.

*Number of positions available: 32
Hourly Rate: $27.65
Term of Appointment: January 4 to April 29, 2022, unless otherwise noted
Total Hours for the Term: 80

List of anticipated positions.

*Number of available positions is subject to funding availability, enrollment and/or cancellation.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted via Survey Monkey. Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  Successful applicants will be notified of employment decisions within the first two weeks of December.

The application deadline is Monday, November 8 at 4:00 pm.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the instructor, perform some or all of the following:

  • Marking assignments, quizzes and lab reports
  • Lab preparation
  • Recording grades
  • Conducting or assisting with labs and/or tutorials
  • Consulting with students

Required Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must:

  • possess an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, or an acceptable alternative;
  • be registered as a full-time Master's or PhD student within the University's Civil Engineering program, or an acceptable alternative;
  • be available for the entire term of appointment; and
  • apply only for those courses for which they have a good understanding of the course material and have the requirements/special skills outlined on the individual posting.

Selection Criteria

  • The qualifications and ability of the candidate, based on academic merit and related experience;
  • The career and/or pedagogical value that the experience in a particular position will provide the student;
  • The student’s preferences; and
  • Other sources of graduate student financial support being received.

Priority will first be given to graduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering department’s PhD and MASc programs, in accordance with the CUPE Local 4163 (Comp. 1 & 2) Collective Agreement (see Appendix A).

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.