Teaching Commons Tutor (TCT) Position

Teaching Commons Tutors (TCTs) are doctoral students, who help the Teaching Commons to provide support and advice to TAs across the University.  To be eligible for a TCT position, you must be a full-time graduate student with proven interest in university level teaching and learning and at least two years’ experience as a TA.  Completion of the SEDA accredited courses TACT and STA preferred.

Terms of Appointment

At minimum, a doctoral student assigned a TCT must undertake 135 hours of Tutor 7 work.  This may be in either the Fall or Winter terms or preferably spread over both terms.

The TCT must:

  1. Attend a half day TCT induction scheduled for early September.
  2. Act as TA to the Teaching Assistants Certificate in Teaching (TACT) course, including supporting online and face to face work and grading of assignments.
  3. Act as TA to the Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) program in the Teaching Commons, including mentoring the STAs and grading of assignments.
  4. Attend an Instructional Skills Workshop in the Fall semester.
  5. Attend scheduled meetings three times each term with a designated Educational Developer in the Teaching Commons.
  6. Liaise with Faculties to promote the work of the Teaching Commons with particular reference to support for TAs.
  7. Other professional development duties that coincide with candidate’s strengths.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a CV with a list of the courses for which they have TAed and any other teaching experience, plus a short (maximum 750 words) statement explaining their suitability for the role; to teaching@yorku.ca

CUPE Jobs posting and additional information regarding the TCT application