Teaching assistant positions

Graduate students who wish to apply for any of the teaching assistant (TA) positions listed below must complete an application form either by:

  1. filling out the online application form. If necessary, use the confirmation link sent to you to update your application or upload documents at a later date.
  2. filling out the ECE department application form and drop it off at EOW 448, or mail to the department.

Important information


To ensure full consideration, your completed application should be received by: March 24, 2024 for Summer 2024. The application period for Fall 2024 will open approximately 10 weeks before the start of the term.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in electrical or computer engineering or an acceptable equivalent.
  • Registered as a master or PhD student in electrical or computer engineering or acceptable equivalent at the University of Victoria.
  • Apply only to courses that you have good familiarity with the course material. Skills or other requirements (if any) are presented on specific course postings.

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the course instructor, perform any combination of the following duties: marking assignments, quizzes and lab reports, preparing for labs, recording grades, conducting or assisting labs and/or tutorials, consulting with students. Get the UVic TA Manual to learn more about the role of a teaching assistant. The TA Manual can be obtained from the Resource database of the Learning and Teaching Centre.


The hourly rate is $30.87

Effective July 1, 2019 for academic and scientific assistants. See CUPE 4163 collective agreement University of Victoria, Human Resources February 16, 2021.

Appointment selection

Appointments will be made in accordance with article 13.02 (appointment procedures) and appendix A (variance 1) of the CUPE 4163 Component 1 and 2 collective agreement. Selection criteria will include: qualifications and ability 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.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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

Available positions

The following positions are available for Summer 2024. The number between brackets identifies how many positions are available.

How do I apply?

  1. Review the available positions.
  2. Complete the online application form for CUPE 4163 positions
  3. List on your application form any TA appointments held at the University of Victoria.
  4. Non-canadian applicants must include a copy of their study permit or permanent resident card with their application form. If your study permit expires before the end of the appointment period, you must provide proof that you are in the process of renewing it (i.e. copy of your receipt from canada immigration).
  5. Applicants may present supporting documents with their application (e.g. curriculum vitae). Such document(s) will not be accepted as a substitute for the standard application form noted above.
  6. If you are not submitting your application online, print out your application and return it to the ECE Office receptionist (EOW 448) or mail to the department address as provided below.
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Victoria
    P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
  7. If you are not an ECE student at University of Victoria you may want to notify your home department that you are submitting your application for consideration with ECE.
  8. Offers of employment will be sent to the email address that you provide on the application form sometime during the selection timeframe which begins one week before the start of the term and ends one week before the first scheduled lab session.

If you have questions, please contact or call 250-721-8674