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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.

Summer 2021 OISE GA research duties may be adjusted in response to public health recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In most cases, duties will be performed remotely but as the summer progresses, GA responsibilities may be altered should circumstances change to allow for in-person research.

Online support resources are available on the OISE Education Commons website and can be discussed with your supervisor.

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

Eligibility

  • Appointments are conditional upon a student being legally authorized to work in Canada by virtue of having a Social Insurance Number and Canadian issued study permit by the commencement date of your appointment or, at the latest, within one month following the commencement date of your appointment.  Students will need a Canadian bank account in order to receive remuneration.

    Should you not have the above noted requisite legal authorization in order to permit you to be legally authorized to work in Canada by the commencement date, the Offer Letter will be automatically deemed null and void and of no further effect, without any further obligations to you.

  • 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.
  • For Fall/Winter, Fall, and Winter contracts, 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.
  • For Fall/Winter, Fall and Winter Appointments you are NOT eligible for a GA if you are holding a combination of 1) scholarships; 2) fellowships; and/or
  • You are NOT eligible for a GA if you have 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

  • MA (funded) students in the first year of the program
  • MA-SCCP (funded) students in the first 2 years of the program
  •  PhD (funded) students in the first 4 years 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.

Group B

  • MA students in the second year 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 students in the 5th year of the 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 

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

Summer 2021

  • March 4-24 2021- Summer positions posted and available to students in Group A and B. 
  • Late March to Early April: OISE matches Group A and B students to summer positions. 
     

Fall/Winter 2021-2022

  • Application Deadline June 27 11:59pm -  Fall/Winter positions posted and available to students in Group A only.  Please refer to the CUPE3907 Collective Agreement for a definition or to the summary table above.
  • 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.

 Fall/Winter 2021-2022 will be posted and accepting applications

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

Should you have technical difficulties viewing or logging in to the application system please contact oise.help@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 for OISE TA positions

  • 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 2021 (Tentative Dates)

  • March 8 - 30: Summer TA jobs are posted online
  • Late March/Early April: Supervisors and Unit Heads review and interview applicants
  • Early April: Successful job matches are posted online

Fall/Winter 2021-2022 (Tentative Dates)

  • June: Fall/Winter TA jobs are posted online
  • July: Supervisors and Unit Heads review and interview applicants.
  • Late July: Successful job matches are posted online.

Deadline for Fall/Winter 2021/2022 applications is July 6th 11:59pm

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

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

Should you have technical difficulties viewing or logging into the application system please contact oise.help@utoronto.ca

 

 

 

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
  • Appointments are conditional upon a student being legally authorized to work in Canada by virtue of having a Social Insurance Number and Canadian issued study permit by the commencement date of your appointment or, at the latest, within one month following the commencement date of your appointment.  Students will need a Canadian bank account in order to receive remuneration.
  • Should you not have the above noted requisite legal authorization in order to permit you to be legally authorized to work in Canada by the commencement date, any Offer Letter will be automatically deemed null and void and of no further effect, without any further obligations to you.

Dates

Fall/Winter 2021-2022

  • Application period June 15-June 29, 2021
  • If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact oise.research@utoronto.ca.

 

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 course 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.