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

emergency posting

CHL5105H Social Determinants of Health

Duties:
a) Assist in grading assignments; b) tutorial preparation c) invigilate tests and exams as required; d) holds tutorials and office hours
Qualification:
Excellent knowledge of the social determinants of health and current debates;
Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods; 
Experience explaining concepts/teaching and leading small group discussions.
Instructor:
Arjumand Siddiqi
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 01-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
1
Assignment Hours:
70
Posting Closing Date: 
July 17, 2018

PHS Graduate Courses

CHL5210H Categorical Data Analysis

Duties:
TA’s responsibilities include: a) assist in grading assignments; b) assisting instructor with preparation for lectures;
c) managing technical/administrative aspects of the course.
Qualification:
Must understand the statistical principles underlying the analysis of categorical data and where there are deficits 
in understanding have the background to read and review, with my help, issues such as probability distributions, 
link functions and maximum likelihood estimation. It is important the TA support an important goal of the course 
and having the students report their SAS analyses concisely and clearly.
Instructor:
Tony Panzarella
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 01-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
1
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date: 
July 17, 2018

CHL5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research

Duties:
TA's responsibilities include: a) assist in grading assignments; b) tutorial preparation; c) invigilate tests and exams 
as required; d) hold tutorials and office hours; e) other duties as assigned.
Qualification:
Applicant should have a strong understanding and ability to communicate epidemiologic and basic 
statistical concepts including measures of disease, measures of association, study designs, threats to validity, 
and measurement. Demonstrated ability to work well with others.
Instructor:
Victoria Kirsh
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 01-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) available
2
Assignment Hours
62
Posting Closing Date:
July 17, 2018

CHL5227H Introduction to Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials

Duties:
TA's responsibilities include: a) marking assignments and exams (midterm and final); b) course preparation; 
c) contact with students and the lecturer.
Qualification:
Biostatistics or statistics PhD student. Previously taken the course and prior TA experience are advantages.
Instructor:
Olli Saarela
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 01-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
1
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date:
July 17, 2018

CHL5300H Public Health Policy

Duties:
TA's responsibilities include: a) assist in grading assignments; b) tutorial preparation; c) invigilate tests and 
exams as required; d) hold tutorials and office hours; e) other duties as assigned.
Qualification:
Graduate student with familiarity with required readings (email Prof. Schwartz for list). Preference for those 
who have taken CHL5300H.
Instructor:
Robert Schwartz
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 1-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
2
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date:
July 17, 2018

CHL5401H Epidemiologic Methods 1

Duties:
TA’s responsibilities include: a) marking assignments and exams (midterm and final); 
b) office hours prior to each exam.
Qualification:
MPH in Epidemiology or equivalent. With a strong understanding of basic epidemiological 
concepts and how they are applied.
Instructor:
Jennifer Brooks
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 1-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
2
Assignment Hours:
50
Posting Closing Date:
July 17, 2018

CHL5428H Epidemiological Methods for Causal Mediation Analyses

Duties: 
TA’s responsibilities include: a) assist in grading assignments; b) tutorial preparation; 
c) invigilate tests and exams as required; d) hold tutorials and office hours; e) other duties as assigned.
Qualification: 
Masters level training in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics or a related discipline. Strong quantitative 
analytical skills. Previous experience with mediation modelling (e.g. path analysis, 
counterfactual modeling) would be desirable.
Instructor: 
Peter Smith
Dates of Appointment: 
Sept 1-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
1
Assignment Hours:
60
Posting Closing Date: 
July 17, 2018

CHL5809H Ecological Public Health

Duties:
TA’s responsibilities include: a) consultation with the course supervisor; b) marking/grading assignments 
and group blogs; c) calculating, recording, and tabulating grades; d) providing effective feedback to 
student questions and facilitating online group discussions.
Qualification:
a) Doctoral Student in public health, health geography, environment & health, global health or similar; 
training in relevant theory (e.g. political ecology), methods (e.g. mixed), and experience (e.g. multi-
stakeholder, multi-scalar, eco-health interventions) all considered assets. b) Familiarity with teaching 
techniques including providing effective feedback, responding to students’ questions, facilitation of group 
discussion, and management of learning tasks through Canvas.
Instructor:
Donald Cole
Dates of Appointment:
Sept 1-Dec 31, 2018
Position(s) Available:
1
Assignment Hours:
56
Posting Closing Date:
July 17, 2018

Other Departments/Undergraduate Courses

  1. Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society – UTSC: Application deadline – July 6, 2018
  2. Actuarial Science/Statistics Courses: Application deadline – July 23, 2018:

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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