A teaching assistant (TA) assists faculty members with various duties which might include conducting labs or study groups, assisting with lecture preparation, marking assignments and tests, etc. Your TA work assignment may take place outside the department to which you are applying if your academic record shows strengths in other areas.
Teaching assistants are on the front line of teaching, and contribute greatly to undergraduate education at Carleton. The Educational Development Centre offers you a number of support services. For more information, click here.
TA Mentorship & Training
There are a variety of training opportunities available to TAs that will help you develop teaching, personal and professional skills. A wide variety of training opportunities are available through your department, the Educational Development Centre (EDC) and the TA Mentorship Program.
TA Management System
The TMS provides your department with a tool to assign TA positions based on your strengths as identified in your profile. You will need to complete your Grad Profile and review TA Assignments and Assignment of Duties through Carleton Central. Learn More
TAs are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4600 (Unit 1). Under the CUPE agreement, you are expected to complete five hours of training per academic session (for which you are paid by FGPA. Learn More