Cell & Systems Biology TAship Applications

TAship postings

Fall Winter 2024-2025 - Fall Winter 2024-2025

Posted on: 2024-07-11

Applications due: 2024-07-18

Submit applications on-line to: https://taships.iit.artsci.utoronto.ca/csb.

Course Campus Enrollment (est.) No. positions (est.) No. hours (est.) Dates Times Tutorials or laboratories/practicals Duties and responsibilities Qualifications Relevant criterion
BCB420H1S - Computational Systems Biology STG 40 1 35 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Attending classes, marking lab reports/mid-term exams and final examinations. Specific duties will be outlined in the Description of Duties and Allocation of Hours form. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO130H1S - Molecular and Cell Biology STG 1724 34 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading lab reports, tabulating and tracking grades, and communicating with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background in the subject within the Department of Cell and Systems Biology. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO230H1F - From Genes to Organism STG 1300 27 86 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading lab reports, tabulating and tracking grades, and communicating with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background in the subject within the Department of Cell and Systems Biology. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO255H1F - Cell and Molecular Biology with Advanced Laboratory STG 40 2 140 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades, invigilating tests and exams, hold office hours with students and consult with students electronically, editing the course lab manual, and writing examination questions. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO260H1S - Concepts in Genetics STG 280 4 140 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades from assignments and mid-term exams, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO270H1F - Animal Physiology I STG 250 10 70 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades from lab assignments, tests and exams, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
BIO271H1S - Animal Physiology II STG 188 7 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades from lab assignments, tests and exams, hold office hours with students and/or consult with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
CJH332H1S - Synapse Neurobiology STG 400 2 140 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Course preparation and review of marking rubrics, grading, tabulating and tracking grades from two mid-term tests and the final examination, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB LWTA - CSB Lead Writing TA - WIT program STG As part of the Writing-Integrated Teaching (WIT) program, a writing instruction initiative in Arts and Science, the Lead Writing TA (LWTA) will work with the WIT staff and WIT Unit Contact to support course instructors and TAs in selected courses, as well as support undergraduate student writing development overall in the hiring department. The LWTA will perform the following duties: • Participate in training sessions (with LWTAs from other units) in July and throughout the year (late August, early January, and an end-of-year event) • Read book chapters, articles, etc. on writing pedagogy • Meet with WIT staff, departmental WIT Contacts, and course instructors to plan writing assignments activities and for tutorials, labs, or lectures • Design and lead training sessions and consultations for course TAs on writing-related topics, such as providing feedback to students on critical reading, writing, planning tutorial/lab activities related to writing, etc. • Develop and/or adapt resources on writing instruction (such as marking rubrics and assignments) for instructors, TAs, and students • Communicate regularly by email and in person with course instructors, WIT staff, departmental WIT Contacts and others to implement WIT activities • Collaborate with LWTAs in other units by meeting in peer groups and sharing writing instruction resources • Collect and analyze data on WIT (e.g., surveys, student writing samples, TA and instructor focus groups, etc.) • Document activities (e.g., help draft unit WIT goals, provide monthly updates, write a final a report about WIT activities in the unit, etc.) • Current PhD student with least two years' experience as a course TA, whether leading tutorials/ labs, in-class instruction, or grading • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with and show tact when communicating with administrators, course instructors, and TAs • Strong administrative skills, including ability to schedule meetings and training sessions, plan and document work • Strong time management skills with ability to meet multiple deadlines • Strong facilitation and presentation skills and/or experience leading/facilitating workshops • Evidence of superior writing skills in their discipline (writing sample must be individually authored) • Flexible schedule, willing and able to accommodate short notice requests for meetings with WIT staff, course instructors, and TAs Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB201H1F - Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and You STG 96 2 80 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB202H1S - Further Exploration in Biotechnology STG 40 1 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparation for and leading tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades, meeting with students and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB325H1F - Endocrine Physiology STG 120 4 70 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for term papers, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB327H1F - Extracellular Matrix Dynamics and Associated Pathologies STG 100 1 140 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Lecture attendance, course preparation and consultation with supervisor, marking assignments, tests and examinations, and consult with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB328H1F - Developmental Biology STG 120 6 88 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparation of lab materials and seminars, consultation with the supervisor, grading, tabulating and tracking grades, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB329H1S - Stem Cell Bio: Developmental Models and Cell-based Therapies STG 200 5 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Lecture attendance, course preparation and consultation with supervisor, participating in student group discussions, grading mid-term tests and the final examination, and electronic communication with students. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB330H1S - Techniques in Molecular and Cell Biology STG 48 3 140 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for lab reports, tests, other assignments, and participation. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB331H1S - Advanced Cell Biology I: Cellular Dynamics During Development STG 156 2 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Course preparation and consultation with supervisor, marking mid-term tests and the final examination, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB343H1F - Animal Energetics STG 100 2 70 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Course preparation, background reading, review of marking rubrics, grading, tabulating and tracking grades from three term tests and the final examination, maintaining office hours and/or consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB346H1S - Neurobiology of Respiration STG 196 3 140 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for term tests and the final examination, and consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB349H1F - Eukaryotic Gene Expression STG 350 7 150 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for tutorial assignments, projects, and two term tests, consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB350H1F - Laboratory in Molecular Plant Biology STG 52 2 150 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, attending course organizational meetings, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for three lab reports and the final examination, consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB351Y1Y - Introductory Virology (invigilation) STG 125 4 4 September 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Examination or mid-term test invigilation. Enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, demonstrable suitability for the position, and financial need. The need to acquire experience is the more relevant criterion than previous experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB352H1S - Bioinformatic Methods STG 120 3 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading lab-based tutorials, grading, tabulating and tracking grades for lab reports and quizzes, and electronic communication with students. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB360H1S - Genetic Foundation of Molecular Biology STG Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading assignments and tests, maintaining office hours and/or consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB432H1F - Advanced Topics in Cellular Neurophysiology STG 40 1 70 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Course preparation and reading manuscripts, attending lectures, grading written assignments and the term test. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB434H1F - Systems Neuroscience STG 24 1 50 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading coding assignments, tabulating, and tracking grades for presentations and term papers, holding office hours and/or communicating with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB435H1F - Regulatory Networks and Systems in Molecular Biology STG 24 1 54 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Preparing for and leading tutorials, grading coding assignments, tabulating, and tracking grades for presentations and term papers, holding office hours and/or communicating with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB447H1S - Living Without Oxygen: Microbes to Mammals STG 40 1 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Course preparation and reading manuscripts, grading student presentations, essays, and the final examination. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB450H1F - Proteomics in Systems Biology STG Attending course lectures, moderating students discussion, grading students critiques, mid-term examinations, and final examinations. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Experience in protein biochemistry and plant proteomics preferred. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB452H1F - Molecular Plant-Microorganism STG 30 1 40 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Duties for TA positions vary and may include: preparation of classes, demonstrating laboratories, conducting tutorials, marking lab reports/essays and setting up laboratories. Specific duties for each position are defined by the instructor in charge of the course and outlined in the Description of Duties and Allocation of Hours form. Qualifications Include: Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB454H1F - Pathogenic Effector Biology STG 30 1 140 September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 TBA TBA Seminar attendance, course preparation and consultation with supervisor, marking assignments, tests and participation, and consultation with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB472H1S - Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics STG 40 3 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Leading student training sessions and computer labs, maintaining office hours and/or consulting with students electronically, and grading assignments. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB474H1S - Methods in Genomics and Proteomics STG 24 1 140 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Review of lab protocols, preparing for and leading lab tutorials, grading quizzes and lab reports. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.
CSB492H1S - Advanced Topics in Cell and Systems Biology STG 40 1 70 January 1, 2025-April 30, 2025 TBA TBA Course preparation, administering of quizzes, prep and grading, participation marks, maintaining office hours and/or consulting with students electronically. Academic qualifications, demonstrable suitability for the position, enrolment in a recognized graduate program of study in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology or another graduate department, financial need, previous experience, teaching ability, and appropriate background for the course. Previous experience is the more relevant criterion than the need to acquire experience in respect of this posted position.

Notes:

  1. The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.

  2. 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, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

  3. Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.

  4. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department Office and in the CUPE, local 3902 office. The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

  5. Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

  6. Although a graduate student’s preference as to the campus location of his/her TA appointment will be taken into account, both the initial TA appointment (CI appointment) and the subsequent appointment obligation related to that appointment may be met through position(s) on any one of the three University of Toronto campuses (UTM, UTSC or St George) in courses in the same discipline as the initial appointment. TAs will only be assigned to courses in fields in which they are or should be qualified to assist.

  7. Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto.

  8. Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.

  9. The hiring criteria for Teaching Assistant positions are academic qualifications, the need to acquire experience, previous experience and previous satisfactory employment under the provisions of this Collective Agreement.

  10. The rates of pay correspond with the current CUPE Agreement and are as follows:

    • Effective January 1, 2024: UG $51.93 per hour (+ vacation pay) / SGSI 51.93 per hour (+ vacation pay) / SGSII $51.93 per hour (+ vacation pay)

    Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.