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Queen's University
 

Teaching Assistantships

Please see the link below to review the Collective Agreement (CA) between the ‘Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) on behalf of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows and Queens University (May 1, 2010-April 30, 2013)’.  Please ensure you become familiar with all aspects of the collective agreement.  A copy of the agreement can be found on the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal Academic website: TA/TF Collective Agreement  


List of Available Teaching Assistantships for Summer 2014  in the Department of Psychology offered through Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS)


Teaching Assistantships will be assigned in accordance to Article 12.04 of the CA as outlined below:

Appointment of Teaching Assistants

12.04    In the appointment to TAships within the bargaining unit, the Employer shall follow the four level preference system outlined below. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group B until the qualified candidates in Group A have been exhausted. No TAships shall be offered to candidates in Group C until the qualified candidates in Group B have been exhausted. TAships may only be offered to candidates in Group D when there remain no qualified candidates in any other Group. 

A. First Preference — Group A

Is for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)     students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or

(ii)    students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom the TAship has been granted as part of the funding commitment offered by Queen’s University.

B. Second Preference — Group B

Is for qualified graduate students registered as:

(i)     students in a department or program in which the TAship will be offered; or

(ii)   students in an interdisciplinary program with TA budget resources, and for whom

(iii)   the TAship will not form part of the funding commitment offered by Queen’s University; or

(iv)  there is currently no funding commitment provided by Queen’s University.

C. Third Preference — Group C

Is for qualified graduate students that have previously held a TAship or TFship for the Employer.

D.   Fourth Preference — Group D

Is for qualified graduate students that have not met the criteria as set out in 12.04 A, B, or


Teaching Assistantships form part of the guaranteed minimum funding package for full-time graduate students in the Department of Psychology (MSc1, 2, PhD1, 2, 3, 4).  A graduate student may decline the offer of a teaching assistantship, in which case their funding package will be reduced accordingly.

Teaching Assistant stipend rates for 2012-2013 is outlined in Schedule “A” of the Collective Agreement. The hourly rate for Teaching Assistants in 2011-2012 is $37.88.

Click here for list of Available Teaching Assistantships for 2013-14 in the Department of Psychology.

All new international graduate students whose first language is not English are required to be assessed for oral proficiency in English before they can be assigned a Teaching Assistantship other than marking. Please see the the School of Graduate Studies website for details. 

The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University offers a ‘Teaching Development Day for Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows’ at the beginning of September for new incoming students wishing to hold Teaching Assistantships.This day-long conference is not mandatory, however, we do encourage new incoming students to participate in some or all of the sessions.

 

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