Physics Student Teaching Assistant Application

 for Winter 2018

Applications are closed.  Fall 2018 jobs will be advertised in July.


Full name:

Student ID:

Mount A e-mail:

Phone number (home, cell, etc.):


TA jobs anticipated for Winter: (Slots marked as * have fewer hours and may be combined.)

  • Physics 1041: Physics for Life Science 
    Mon/Wed 12:30-1:30 pm (Job code A1)
    Friday noon-1:30pm (Job code A2)
    Assignment Marker (Job code A3)
    Setup/Float, 2:30-4 pm Th or F (Job code A4*)
  • Physics 1551:  General Physics II  (Intro II) 
    Monday 3:00-5:30 pm TA (Job code B1) 
    Wednesday 3:00-5:30 pm TA (Job code B2)
    Tuesday and Thursday 9-10 am TA (Job code B3)
    Tuesday and Thursday noon-1 pm TA (Job code B4)
    Assignment Marker (Fri-Mon)  (Job code B5) (Experience and higher GPA req.)
    Activity Marker/Float Th/Fri pm  (Job code B6*)
  •   Physics Help Center Tutor: 1041/1551  (Experience and GPA 3.0+)
         Sunday 7-9 (2+ hours/wk ) (Job code C8*) 
        Tuesday 7-9 (2+ hour/wk ) (Job code C9*)
  • Physics 3021: Life in the Universe TA  
      Thursday 2:30-5:30pm (both sections)  (Job code D1)
  • Physics 3451: Math Methods Marker
     Fridays 2:30-5:30pm (Job code MM1*)
  •   Physics 3811: Modern Physics TA
      Monday 2:30-5:30pm Marker ( Job code E1) 
  •   Physics 4411: Classical Mechanics TA
      Tues 2:30-5:30pm (~altn weeks to Optics) (Job code F1*) 

List jobs you are applying for in order of preference by code:

(i.e. D1 or A2*/A3*, then G1, B1, B3  etc.) 



What is your academic program? (i.e. 2nd year physics major):

List all physics courses completed with a mark of B- or above:

  Which physics courses are you registered in this term?

  List previous Physics TA or other teaching experience?

  List any special training or certificates relevant to your application, such as First aid or WHMIS.


If you are an experienced physics TA, have you previously attended the TA teaching talk (usually offered by Dr S Collette) ?  


The minimum requirements to work as a Physics TA are: 

  • registration in at least one MTA course this term with good academic standing
  • have a CUM GPA of 2.7+ with a grade of B- (or higher) in the course you wish to TA
  • have a Canadian SIN number (prior to starting work)

Do you meet these requirements? (If no, email to ask about exceptions before applying.)



Marking only jobs and Help Center job are independent and competitive. Prior TA experience and higher grades are normally needed.  

Hours for a Physics TA are typically 35 to 40 per term. If 23 hours or less are expected a * indicates a smaller position.

Most jobs are a combination of lab time and marking unless indicated. 


All job offers are schedule specific so email cpettipas if you discover a conflict after you have applied.


It is highly recommended that you register for required classes on Connect before applying.



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