Teaching Assistantships in WGS

Women's and Gender Studies TA Positions



September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE Collective Agreement, Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for TA positions as outlined below.  The total funds for Teaching Assistantships allocated to Women’s and Gender Studies for Fall 2019 is projected to be $27,729.00.  All positions are subject to sufficient enrolment and final budgetary approval.


WGST/WORK-2400-01:  Work and Equality

Course Time:  Tuesdays 8:30-11:20am

1 TA position x 80 hours

September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Expected TA duties include, but are not limited to:  leading in-class/online discussion, grading of handwritten material, proctoring and answering student queries.  TAs hired for first-year courses must proctor departmental-wide make-up midterm and final exam dates (dates to be assigned no later than October 31, 2019).

Eligibility Requirements:

TA appointments shall be offered to qualified applicants in accordance with the criteria specified in Article 12:04 of the Collective Agreement.  To be eligible for a Teaching Assistantship:

you must be registered for the term of work at the time of hiring,

you must maintain registration throughout the term and must be in good standing in the degree program,

you cannot be employed as a TA for more than 100 total hours per term (September 1 to December 31, 2019). If you already hold or have applied for another TA position (in this or another department), note that the total combined hours for all TA appointments held in all departments cannot exceed 100 hours total for the period September 1 to December 31, 2019. 

Required Essential Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have taken a course in WGST, WORK, or SJST.
  • Applicant must be available during class times and final exam slot.
  • Applicant must have received a final grade of 80% or higher a WGST, WORK, or SJST course.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 75% or higher.

All GAs and TAs hired will be required to complete the mandatory new employee training at uwindsor.ca/requiredtraining and provide proof of completion to Women’s and Gender Studies.  If you have already completed this training, please submit your certificate and/or email confirmations along with your application. 

Please submit completed application form, resumé, unofficial transcript (print/download yourself from UWinsite Student), and 1 academic letter of reference (letter may arrive separately, directly from professor), to:

Secretary, Women’s and Gender Studies

Room 250-2 Chrysler Hall South


Application forms are available online at www.uwindsor.ca/wgst/TAPositions and on the bulletin board outside Room 250-2 Chrysler Hall South.

Deadline for receiving applications:  Until positions are filled

Useful resources:

GA/TA Academy:

Visit the GATA Academy website for resources and details about GATA Academy

The GA/TA Handbook is another valuable resource on various aspects of the roles of GAs and TAs and includes tips on grading, leading tutorials and labs, conflict resolution, etc. The handbook has been developed by the GA/TA Network team and can be downloaded from their blog.

Already missing GATAcademy? Don’t worry GATA Winter Academy is right around the corner! 

The Details:

What: GATA Winter Academy 

When: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, 9:00am-2:30pm

Where: TBA

Who: GAs, TAs, and students interested in teaching and learning

Registration: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/ctl/118/

***Free refreshments will be provided***

Workshop offerings differ from those held at GATAcademy, so whether you’re a new or returning GA/TA, we have something for you! It doesn’t matter if you’re a teaching expert or just starting out in the classroom- Winter Academy caters to all experience levels. This event is completely free to GAs, TAs, and those interested in teaching and learning.

For more information about workshops or presenters, click here: http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/ctl/118/

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is holding a TA information session on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 3:00-4:30pm in Toldo 202.

Bystander Inititative TA Positions

All TA positions within the Bystander Initiative have been filled for Fall 2019.  Please check back in fall for available Winter 2020 TA positions.