Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) make an important contribution to the quality of undergraduate education at Western University. GTAs inspire, encourage, and guide students who embark on a learning journey in hundreds of programs in our 11 Faculties across campus. 

A GTA may:

  • proctor exams
  • conduct field trips
  • work with students in lectures and tutorials
  • prepare materials or set-up required displays or apparatus for classes, tutorials and laboratories
  • grade essays, assignments, laboratory reports, tutorials and term tests
  • answer students' questions through meetings or office hours

A GTA acts as a resource and a mentor to students as they grapple with theories in all disciplines. A GTA works directly with students as they try to decide how they will use their new knowledge after they graduate.

One term - 10 hour/week GTAship
(Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2021)
One term - 10 hour/week GTAship
(Sept. 1, 2021 – Aug. 31, 2022)
One term - 10 hour/week GTAship
(Sept. 1, 2022– Aug. 31, 2023)
Base Compensation 140 hours @ $46.29/hr = $6,480.60 140 hours @ $46.75/hr = $6,545.00 140 hours @ $47.22/hr = $6,610.80
Vacation Pay Term rate x 4% = $259.22 Term rate x 4% = $261.80 Term rate x 4% = $264.43
Term Rate inclusive of vacation pay $6,739.82 $6,806.80 $6,875.23
Monthly Rate inclusive of vacation pay $1,684.96 $1,701.70 $1,718.81

Employment of registered graduate students as graduate teaching assistants is governed by the provisions of The Collective Agreement between The University of Western Ontario and the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

Current GTA Opportunities

  • Only full-time registered graduate students are eligible to hold a GTA appointment at Western University.
  • These postings are in compliance with Article 13.06 of the collective agreement.
  • For a student who is external to the hiring Faculty they may require their thesis supervisor's approval before accepting the GTA position.
  • Full-time graduate students may hold only 10 hours per week in GTAships, from any source, in any term.

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies | Posted November 22, 2022 (four positions)

Application Deadline: December 12, 2022

Position Description

Winter Term 2022-2023 (January-April 2023)
Four Teaching Assistant positions are available in DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

Teaching Assistant Positions (10 hours per week):
  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Studies I (MOS 1021B) (Human Resource Management and Consumer Behavior)

Applicants must be knowledgeable in the fields of Human Resource Management and Consumer Behaviour. Familiarity with First Year Management and Organizational Studies content and comfort with online communication, OWL, and databases for managing marks are assets.

Responsibilities may include attending weekly lectures, maintaining up-to-date lecture/course notes, addressing student questions prior to and following lectures, assisting in maintaining course web content, assisting in development/preparation of course and exam materials, researching real-world current examples of course materials, responding to student questions on OWL and via e-mail, proctoring exams and make-up exams, holding office hours and scheduling meetings with students, assisting in the preparation and marking of examinations, and reviewing exams with students.

These positions are subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 p.m. December 12, 2022. Send an updated curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Gloria Dawson (gdawson@uwo.ca) applications will be acknowledged; however, only potential candidates will be notified past the deadline.

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies | Posted November 22, 2022 (one-two positions)

Application Deadline: December 12, 2022

Position Description

Winter Term 2022-2023 (January-April 2023)
One or two Teaching Assistant positions are available in DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

Teaching Assistant Positions (5 or 10 hours per week):
  • Organizational Behaviour MOS 2181B

Applicants must be knowledgeable in the field of Organizational Behaviour. Familiarity with online communication, OWL, and databases for managing marks are assets.

Responsibilities may include attending weekly lectures, maintaining up-to-date lecture/course notes, addressing student questions prior to and following lectures, assisting in maintaining course web content, assisting in development/preparation of course and exam materials, researching real-world current examples of course materials, responding to student questions on OWL and via e-mail, proctoring exams and make-up exams, holding office hours and scheduling meetings with students, assisting in the preparation and marking of examinations, and reviewing exams with students.

These positions are subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 p.m. December 12, 2022. Send an updated curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Gloria Dawson (gdawson@uwo.ca) applications will be acknowledged; however, only potential candidates will be notified past the deadline.

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies | Posted November 22, 2022 (four positions)

Application Deadline: December 12, 2022

Position Description

Winter Term 2022-2023 (January-April 2023)
Four Teaching Assistant positions are available in DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

Teaching Assistant Positions (10 hours per week): 
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (MOS 1023B)

Applicants must be knowledgeable in both the fields of Finance and Accounting (including intro level accounting, management accounting, and assurance). Candidates with strong skills and knowledge in the field of accounting will be given priority over those candidates who are more specialized in the field of finance. Familiarity with First Year Management and Organizational Studies content and comfort with online communication, OWL and Excel will be assets.

Responsibilities may include attending scheduled weekly lectures (Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm), maintaining up-to-date lecture/course notes, being available to address student questions prior to, during or following lectures, assisting in maintaining course web content, assisting in development/preparation of course materials including tutorials, researching real-world current examples of course materials, posting to Sakai Owl 2, answering students’ questions electronically, attending office hours and scheduled meetings with students, assisting in the preparation of examinations, proctoring examinations and reviewing examinations with students.

These positions are subject to course and section enrollment. Application deadline: 4:00 p.m. December 12, 2022. Send an updated curriculum vitae or resume of teaching experience to Gloria Dawson (gdawson@uwo.ca) applications will be acknowledged; however, only potential candidates will be notified past the deadline.

GTA Training Programs

TATP - Teaching Assistant Training Program

The Teaching Assistant Training Program is a hands-on, two-and-a-half- day session taught by current Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and designed for new GTAs embarking on their teaching careers. Learn about fair grading practices, diversity in the classroom, lecturing, and giving students feedback on written work. Choose from concurrent sessions designed to meet your specific discipline-related teaching needs. Get real-time, hands-on teaching experience in our unique micro-teaching sessions, where you can try out your teaching skills and techniques with a small group of your peers and receive helpful, constructive feedback. At the end of the session, you’ll receive a certificate as evidence of your commitment to the development of your knowledge and skill as a teacher.

For more information: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/graduate_student_programs/tatp.html

Additional Details

Definition The employment contract between a registered full-time graduate student and the Employer for assisting in supervised teaching-related duties listed as per the collective agreement
Compensation Rate Defined by collective agreement
Employment Deductions and Benefit Changes Regular deductions - Tax, CPP, EI etc., 13%
CRA Tax Treatment Regular income, 100% taxable, reported on T4 tax receipt
Posting Required? No Posting Required
System Paid Through HR Payroll system, Online Appointment Process
Job Code; When Paid X0200; Monthly or weekly
Employment Contract Requirements for International Students www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/employers/contract.shtml

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