Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistant Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering

General Information

  • Teaching Assistantships are available in the Department and their allocation is governed by a Union Collective Agreement – CUPE 3902 Unit 1.
  • TA job postings can be found on the University of Toronto CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Job Posting Board.  They may also be sent electronically to graduate applicant alias and/or posted on the CUPE 3902 Bulletin Board across the hall from the ECE Undergraduate Studies Office, Sandford Fleming Building Basement Room 600A.
  • All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrollment and approval of the Associate Chairs of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.
  • The Department considers all completed on-line applications submitted by the deadline but the competition for certain jobs can be keen. A position cannot be guaranteed.  Please note that a complete application includes all fields and course preferences completed/updated and includes a Teaching resume.
  • Hiring preference is given to current or admitted graduate students.
  • It is the University’s (and the Department’s) expectation that TA employees must be available to fulfill the duties required during the time-frame set out in the letter of offer unless they are absent or on leave in accordance with the collective agreement as approved by their supervisor (Course Coordinator/Instructor).
  • Departmental Hiring Policy
  • Teaching Assistant inquiries can be sent to ta@ece.utoronto.ca

TA Application & Hiring Timeline

  • The Fall term TA application and hiring process takes place between June to August.  Applicants are notified of the outcome on or before August 7.
  • Winter TA positions are posted in October with the hiring results being announced on or before December 7th.


The TA Application Database is now closed for applying for Fall 2018 TA positions.

The Department will be accepting Winter 2019 applications in October, 2018.

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their applications on or before August 7, 2018.