Public Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Hiring Policies and Procedures

Applications to Public Health Science TA Opportunities will be submitted online through the new PHS TA Management System, where you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Your CV/resume and Cover Letter as a Word or PDF document
  • Your grade report or transcript as a PDF, jpeg (jpg) or gif file

Applications must be submitted using your UofT-issued email address (@mail.utoronto.ca). New students applying, who may not have their @mail.utoronto.ca email address set up during the application stage, must send their submissions to ta.info.dlsph@utoronto.ca

IMPORTANT: Please review the timetable to ensure that TA positions to which you intend to apply do not conflict with each other and/or your own course enrollments or other responsibilities.

Instructors may login to the TA Management site here.
For Teaching Assistant inquiries, please contact : ta.info.dlsph@utoronto.ca

PHS Graduate Courses – emergency postings

CHL5110H: Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

Qualification: 
Completed a graduate level program evaluation course. 
Prior experience grading assignments. Demonstrated ability to explain
concepts and provide constructive feedback to students.
Duties: 
a) Training and meeting with faculty; b) assist in grading assignments;
c) Meeting with students to advise about assignments.
Instructor:
Carol Strike
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
2
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5209H: Survival Analyses I

Qualification: 
Biostatistics or statistics PhD student. Having taken the course and prior
TA experience are advantages.
Duties: 
a) Marking assignments (4 in total) and exams (midterm and final), 
and providing feedback to the students;  b) Preparing solutions to the 
assignments; c) Office hours before assignment due dates and exams.
Instructor:
Olli Saarela
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5223H: Applied Bayesian Methods

Qualification: 
A TA must have a mature understanding of all topics covered in the course.  
This includes a very strong knowledge of Bayesian methods, the computer 
packages R and OpenBugs, and how to analyse GLM statistical models. 
Also, in general, the TA must have strong data analysis and 
mathematical statistical skills.
Duties: 
a) Consultation with the course supervisor; b) Marking/grading problem 
sets and final exam; c) Calculating, recording, and tabulating grades.
Instructor:
Michael Escobar
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5308H: Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Qualification: 
Advanced understanding of policy analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis 
and policy evaluation as applied to public health; ideally having 
successfully completed CHL5308H. PhD candidates preferred, Master’s 
students will be considered.
Duties: 
a) Consultation with the course supervisor; b) Marking/grading problem 
sets and final exam; c) Calculating, recording, and tabulating grades.
Instructor:
Robert Schwartz
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
70
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5402H: Epidemiologic Methods II

Qualification: 
Intermediate to advanced training in epidemiologic research methods 
including experimental and non-experimental (observational) research 
designs and biostatistics, including multivariable methods for analysis 
of observational studies in epidemiology. Scientific writing including 
quantitative research manuscripts and proposals. Completed masters 
training in epidemiology, current doctoral student in epidemiology or 
equivalent background and experience.
Duties: 
a) Consultation and preparation with course directors; b) Conducting 
discussion-based tutorials with students; c) Consultation with individual 
students on independent projects; d) Grading essays and major assignments; 
e) Grading midterm and final examinations.
Instructor:
Susan Bondy
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5803H: Health Promotion II

Qualification: 
TA must have a mature understanding of all topics covered in the course.
Duties: 
a) Tutorial Preparation and delivery; b) Marking; c) Student Advising.
Instructor:
Charlotte Lombardo
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
2
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

CHL5810H: Race, Ethnicity, And Culture in Health

Qualification: 
A second year Masters of Public Health – Health Promotion or PhD student in Social & Behavioural Health Sciences.  Knowledge of the health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic communities that intersects with the social determinants of health. Experience in conducting community-based participatory research with racialized communities that is culturally appropriate or safe.
Duties: 
a) Attend lectures; b) Consultations with supervisors; c) Preparation of 
problems solutions; d) meets with groups of students about assignments; 
e) Individual student consultation; f) Marking and grading.
Instructor:
Ananya Banerjee
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

GGR434H1: Building Community Resilience

Qualification: 
Applicants must have a grasp of social science perspectives on health equity and working knowledge of concepts of resilience of social-ecological systems and at the community level. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with ecological public health, ecological determinants of health, community development, and/or emerging threats to health equity (climate change, peak oil, ecological degradation, economic instability).
Duties: 
a) Marking 3 assignments; b) Consultation with course instructor and 
students; c) Calculating, recording and tabulating grades.
Instructor:
Blake Poland
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

PHS100H1: Global Health Grand Opportunities

Qualification: 
Candidates must have good knowledge of key public health- and global health-related concepts and be able to convey these in classroom and online. PhD and Masters level students with a public health focus are preferred.
Duties: 
a) In-class tutorial facilitation with group of approximately 18 students;
b) Facilitation of online interactions, including on peerScholar (http://www.pearsoned.ca/highered/peerscholar); c) Consultation with students during office hours; d) Marking of assignments.
Instructor:
Andrea Cortinois
Dates of Appointment: 
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2019
Position(s) available:
1
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date: 
November 2, 2018

Other Departments/Undergraduate Courses

NOTES
1. Department Standards and Policies are available in the Department office and in the CUPE, Local 3902 office.
2. The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

All jobs posted are in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Rate of Pay:
Fall 2018: UG/SGS1/SGS11 & PDFs: $44.44/44.44/44.44 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
Winter 2019: UG/SGS1/SGS11 & PDFs: $45.33/45.33/45.33 per hour plus 4% vacation pay

Four (4) hours of mandatory TA training for newly appointed TAs are offered through Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) as noted in the USW Collective Agreement, Local 3902, Unit 1.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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