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 on-line TA Application system is now closed*


Winter 2019 ECE TA Positions are now posted on the University of Toronto Human Resources and Equity TA job posting website: http://unit1.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/


The link to the on-line application is:   https://eceta.ece.toronto.edu

  • Click here to access Undergraduate Course Descriptions
  • Click here to access Graduate Course Descriptions
  • Current graduate students can log in using their UTORid and password.
  • Incoming graduate students who do not have a UTORid yet should be able to use their JOINid to log in.  You should have received your JOINid via email from the School of Graduate Studies a few days after paying your application fee.  If you did not receive a JOINid or have any questions about the JOINid, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at admissions.sgs@utoronto.ca
  • All Application Fields must be filled in, including Course Preferences, and a current Teaching resume in PDF format attached, in order for an application to be considered complete.

DEADLINE to apply: Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Hiring results will be announced around December 7th