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Student Employment

OISE offers students four types of employment opportunities that provide financial assistance and experience in the research and teaching fields.

Job postings can be viewed by current students using your UTORid. Students are required to have a university-issued email account on their ACORN profile. 

 

Graduate Assistantship (GA)

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are placements for students engaged in research and/or field development projects that contribute to their academic and professional development. GAs are unionized positions represented by CUPE 3907. As a member of CUPE3907, you will have access to benefits, including a Top-up Health and Dental Plan.

Note: Students holding a Fall/Winter GA, while also receiving a Base Funding Package will hold their GA as part of their funding.
 

Eligibility
 

  • To hold a Graduate Assistantship, you must be registered as a full-time student at OISE.
  • Flextime PhD students are eligible to be considered for a GA or R&D GA once during the first 5 years of their program and must be pursuing full-time studies as per the CUPE 3907 Collective Agreement.
  • Students who are full-time employees at the University of Toronto or elsewhere, are ineligible to be considered for graduate assistantships under the CUPE3907 Collective Agreement. Full-time employment is defined as 35 hours per week, or where different, the number of hours specified in an employee's contract as full time employment.
  • You are not eligible for a GA if you are holding a combination of 1) scholarships; 2) fellowships; and/or 3) OISE-arranged TA or course instructorships greater than $12,000. 
  • For definitions of "Group A" and "Group B," refer to the CUPE 3907 Collective Agreement.  A summary of the definition is as follows:

Group A

Group B

MA (funded) students in the first year of the program

MA students in the second year of the program

MA-SCCP (funded) students in the first 2 years of the program

MA-SCCP students in the third year of the program

 

MEd, MT, MA-CSE students in the first 2 years of the program

PhD (funded) students in the first 4 years of the program

PhD students in the 5th year of the program

SCCP students at OISE who then go on to pursue the PhD at OISE in the first three (3) years of the PhD (funded) program.

PhD SCCP students who are not covered by Group A up to the 5th year of the program

 

Flex-time PhD students are eligible once during the first 5 years of the program

 

EdD students in the first 5 years of the program


Dates 

Due to urgent matters to be addressed with respect to COVID-19, OISE is unable to follow standard hiring timelines this year.  We are doing our best to inform you of the 2020-2021 Graduate Assistantships and your patience is greatly appreciated. 

For definitions of "Group A" and "Group B," refer to the CUPE 3907 Collective Agreement.

Summer 2020

  • March 5 - 26, 2020- Summer positions posted and available to students in Group A and B. 
  • Early April: OISE matches Group A and B students to summer positions. 
     

Fall/Winter 2020-2021 (Tentative Dates)

  • May 21 - June 5, 2020 -  Fall/Winter positions posted and available to students in Group A only.  Please refer to the CUPE3907 Collective Agreement for definition or to the summary table above.
  • June - July: OISE matches Group A students to Fall/Winter positions.
  • Mid-July: GA positions posted and available to students in Group B  
  • Early August: OISE matches Group B students to Fall/Winter positions. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Note: If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact oise.gradfinasst@utoronto.ca

 

 

Teaching Assistantship (TA)

Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are supervised and mentored by an OISE faculty member. TAs are given opportunities to assist in teaching and course activities, including; lecturing, facilitate class discussions, organizing group work. TAs may also gain experience in student evaluation and supervision of students in the field. TAs are unionized positions represented by CUPE 3902, Unit#1. As a CUPE3902, Unit #1 member, you will have access to benefits, including a Top-up Health and Dental Plan.

Note: Students holding a Fall/Winter TA, while also receiving a Base Funding Package will hold their TA as part of their funding.


 

Eligibility
 

  • To hold a Teaching Assistantship, you must 1) be registered as a student at the University of Toronto/OISE; and 2) have completed a Master's degree.
     

Application Information
 

  • To apply, you must submit, 1) one-page CV or resumé; and 2) one-page statement outlining what you will bring to the position and how the position will enhance your studies.
  • Names of referees may also be included but not required.
     

Dates
 

Summer 2020 (Tentative Dates)

  • March 5 - 26: Summer TA jobs are posted online
  • Late March/Early April: Supervisors and Unit Heads review and interview applicants
  • Early Aprill: Successful job matches are posted online

 

Fall/Winter 2020-2021 (Tentative Dates)

  • Late April-Mid May: Fall/Winter TA jobs are posted online
  • Late May: Supervisors and Unit Heads review and interview applicants.
  • Early June: Successful job matches are posted online.

 

Please note: Emergency postings may also occur and will be posted in accordance with the collective agreement.

 

 

Research and Development Graduate Assistantship (R&D GA)

Research and Development Graduate Assistantships (R&D GAs) are placements for students engaged in research and/or field development projects contributing to their academic and professional development.

Note: Students holding a Fall/Winter R&D GA, while also receiving a Base Funding Package will hold their R&D GA as part of their funding.

R&D GAs are unionized positions represented by CUPE 3907



Eligibility
 

  • To hold an R&D GA, you must be registered as a full-time student at OISE.
  • Masters students are eligible to hold a R&D GA in the first 2 years of their program.
  • MA-SCCP students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 3 years of their program.
  • PhD students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 6 years of their program.
  • EdD students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 4 years of their program.
  • Flextime PhD students are eligible to be considered for a GA or R&D GA once during the first 5 years of their program and must be pursuing full-time studies as per the CUPE 3907 Collective Agreement.
  • You are not eligible for an R&D GA if you are holding a combination of 1) scholarships; 2) fellowships; and/or 3) OISE-arranged TA or course instructorships greater than $12,000.
  • You may not hold a Graduate Assistantship (GA) and an R&D Graduate Assistantship (R&D GA) at the same time



Dates

Fall/Winter 2020-2021

  • Application period May 25-June 5, 2020
  • late July: Successful applicants informed
 

 

Course Instructor (CI)

Course Instructors (CIs) are graduate students or post-doctoral fellows hired to teach and lead course activities. CIs are responsible for preparing courses material, lecturing, as well as supervising and evaluating student performance.

Note: Students holding a Fall/Winter CI, while also receiving a Base Funding Package will hold their CI as part of their funding.

CIs are unionized positions represented by CUPE 3902, Unit #1



Eligibility
 

  • Positions posted here are open to graduate students in the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows at OISE/University of Toronto. Additional requirements are listed on postings.
     

 

Application Information
 

  • To apply, you must submit, 1) one-page CV or resumé; and 2) one-page statement outlining what you will bring to the position and how the position will enhance your studies. 
  • Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available


Dates
 

Summer (Tentative Dates)

  • Mid-March - CI jobs are posted online

 

Fall/Winter (Tentative Dates)

  •  CI jobs are posted online

 

Please note: Emergency postings may also occur and will be posted in accordance with the collective agreement.