Public Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Hiring Policies and Procedures

Applications to Public Health Science TA Opportunities should be submitted via the Apply link at the bottom of each position description.  A separate application must be submitted for each position. You will be asked to submit the following documents (in .pdf format):

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript(s)

Current students must submit applications using a UofT-issued email address (

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.

CHL5120H Population Health Perspectives on Mental Health and Addiction

CHL5120H Position Description

This course will draw on the expertise of researchers affiliated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto to present an overview of issues related to mental health and addictions. Using a population health framework that situates mental health/mental illness and addictions in a complex web of social determinants and societal response, it will examine the epidemiology of these disorders, the philosophies and practices of treatment and prevention services, and the design of service delivery systems, including recent attention to the reform of such systems in Ontario.

Instructor: Christine Wickens


Master’s or PhD (preferred) in a related discipline. Good prior knowledge in the area of mental health/mental illness and addictions, and a thorough understanding of population health and social determinants of health. Preference may be given to candidates with previous essay grading experience.


  1. a) Weekly course updates on Quercus; b) Monitor and respond to student queries on Quercus; c) Student contact hours; d) Marking; d) Tabulating final marks

Positions Available: 1

Estimated Hours: 60

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019


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.

Professional Opportunities