Funding and Financial Support: Teaching Assistantships 

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, 2021 - April 30, 2024).  Teaching Assistantships in the Department of Psychology are assigned in accordance to Article 12.04 of the CA.  Please ensure you become familiar with all aspects of the collective agreement. 

How to Apply:

  • PSYC Grad Prog Assistant to forward TA application instructions to PSYC Grad students via email

  • Students to submit their ranking preferences via Qualtrics

TA Wage and Stipend Rates

Teaching Assistant Stipend rates are outlined in Schedule “A” of the Collective Agreement. The hourly rate for Teaching Assistants effective 01 May 2023 is $44.02 including vacation and benefits. Eligible PSYC graduate students are assigned a minimum of 208 TA hours in each academic session of their eligible years which include MSc1 and MSc2, PhD1 thru PhD4.  These salaried hours form part of the student’s guaranteed funding package as noted in the student’s letter of offer from the Department.  Students are eligible for and may accept additional TA hours beyond the minimum allocation to meet departmental needs as offered by the department as required.  Students in years MSc3 and PhD5 and beyond are occasionally offered TA hours to meet the needs of the department in specific years.

TA Online Tutorial and Other Requirements

All PSYC TAs are required to complete the Queen’s Accessible Instruction for Educators Training online tutorial prior to commencing any TA responsibilities.

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. Information can be found on their website. This day-long conference is not mandatory, however, we do encourage new incoming students to participate in some or all of the sessions.

We are excited to have you as part of our instructional team in your role as Teaching Assistant within the Department of Psychology. To help orient you to the department, there will be a 1.5 hour Psychology TA training session held.  Further details will follow when finalized.

Note: The hours attended at all TA-related training sessions (university and department specific) will be included in your overall Teaching Assistant Form (TA contractual agreement).


Graduate Program Administrator
Department of Psychology, 62 Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-2872