Additional Instructions for Applying to a TEPA Position
Applicants must be planning to register as full-time students at OISE University of Toronto in 2013-2014. There is no maximum number of jobs for which you may apply. However it is important that you review all the job postings before you apply to any positions. Application deadline date is June 18, 2013.
Rationale for applying for the position (maximum 150 words)
Provide a brief statement and description of your skills that demonstrate that you are a suitable candidate for this position and how the position will enhance your studies. Tip: This paragraph should be worded similar to a cover page of a resume.
Title for Resume
Provide a title for the version of the resume that you will be uploading. For future employment opportunities, you will be able to retrieve this version of your resume using the title you give it. Please note: The title will be visible to faculty members when reviewing your application.
When you login to the system, you will see the list of jobs available to you as well as the list of jobs to which you have applied. You must rank these positions in the order of preference. Place the position that you want the most at the top of your list. We will use your ranking along with the instructor’s ranking of applications to find the best possible match for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I received a message "Sorry, you are not authorized to use the job system at this time" during login?
To apply a student must have a UTORid and password to login, or the system may be temporarily down therefore you will need to try again later.
During the week of May 6-10, only authorized continuing teaching assistants will have access to the system. If you have not received an email indicating that you will be authorized to use the system, you do not have access at that time.
Can I apply if I am not registered at the time of applying to a job posting?
Yes, a student may apply even if they are not registered at the time of applying however they must be registered at OISE by the starting date of their TEPA/TA.
May I also accept a Sole Responsibility Instructor (SRI) position while holding a TEPA?
If you are offered, and accept, a Sole Responsibility Instructor position but also hold a 220 hour (full) TEPA/TA you must decline your TEPA/TA. You may however, hold an SRI in a term that you do not hold a TEPA/TA, for example: if you hold a 110 hour (half) TEPA/TA in the Fall Term, you may hold a SRI in the Winter Term or vice versa.
Am I qualified if I am in the MEd program?
Yes, a student in the MEd Program may apply. To qualify you must have a previously completed Masters degree.
May a student who has an MEd from another country apply for a TEPA/TA?
Yes, MEd students who have a previously completed Master’s degree may apply.
May I apply to a position if I am registered at UofT however outside of OISE?
Students outside of OISE may apply however they must be registered at OISE at time of hire.
Am I eligible to hold a TEPA/TA and claim maternity leave benefits?
Please refer to CUPE 3902, Unit 1 collective agreement (Pregnancy Leave section 19:09). (eligible for 17 weeks, students must give two weeks written notice with the probable date, along with a doctor's note).
Leaves of two months or less shall not result in an interruption of pay. Also if you have additional questions please contact your union representative.
May I apply if I am a Flex-time student?
Yes, Flex-Time students are eligible to apply for positions.
May I apply to more than two TEPAs and two TAs?
Students may apply for more than two positions however maybe limited to being hired for one full position.
I do not have a Visa yet and not in Canada, therefore I am not able to visit the TCard offices for the issuance of a TCard, how do they apply online?
If you have conditions regarding your admission, You must clear those conditions before we can accept your application. We can only accept TEPA and/or TA applications to the positions posted online once admissions conditions have been lifted. If you have met the conditions then please contact us at: email@example.com
I got a message saying my CV wasn't uploaded correctly, what should I do?
If I am planning to graduate, during the year, will I be eligible to apply to or continue as a TA or TEPA position?
Status of an applicant at the time of course commencement determines eligibility. If a TA or TEPA commences employment prior to convocation, then s/he retains Unit 1 status for the duration of that appointment. For example, if a applicant is convocating in November s/he is eligible to take up work in a "F" course or a "Y" course because the appointment would start in September, prior to convocation. However, if the applicant wished to take up work in January, following convocation, they would only be eligible for Unit 3 work and would have to apply for such work accordingly.
I have missed the deadline date, due to unforeseen circumstances. May I apply to the positions?
After the deadline all TEPA and TA postings would be "currently closed". Applicants would need to check online for emergency TEPA or TA postings that may come available, at which time they can apply. According to the CUPE 3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement we generally post positions for 20 working days unless emergency postings are brought forward. The TEPA and TA positions are normally posted at the end of May each year.