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Part-time teaching positions

  • Visit the Human Resources website to view part-time positions currently open for the Summer 2016 term. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016

TA positions

Graduate and undergraduate students from Concordia's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department are invited to apply for our Teaching Assistant positions. You must be registered as a full-time or part-time student in a program at Concordia during the semester for which you are applying for TA positions. Please note that we give priority to graduate students when assigning TA positions.

Application for Summer 2017 TA and Marker positions is now open. Please apply here (for both Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions):


Please select work assignments that are of interest to you and that are scheduled at times when you are available. It is your responsibility to make sure you do not have timing conflicts with the scheduled tutorials and labs. Note: The timings for Programmer on Duty (POD) sessions are only scheduled once you are hired and the POD timings will be determined according to your availabilities. 

If you are selected for a TA (tutor, lab or programmer on duty) position for Summer 1 or whole-summer courses, you will receive official offer of employment via email by mid to late April (last week of April latest). You will be given five days to come to the front reception desk of the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering to signify your acceptance by signing the TA contract and related workload form. You must have a social insurance number (SIN) to sign a contract. Due to the high amount of applicants, we cannot provide you with updates concerning your application status. Only those who have been selected for positions will be contacted by email.

If you are selected for a marker position for Summer 1 or whole-summer, you will only receive official offer of employment early to mid-May.

For Summer 2 courses, you will only receive official offer of employment in June.

IMPORTANT: For tutorial, lab and programmer on duty (POD) positions, you MUST be available to begin work as of the start of the semester (first week of May 2017). TA sessions will start first week of classes. You will not be permitted to sign a contract if you will not be present at the university during first week of classes (as you will be expected to meet with the professors you are TAing for most likely during first week of classes).

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact

Requirements for TA applicants

All TA applicants must attend the Health & Safety training workshop. If you have already done the workshop in a previous semester, you do not need to attend it again.

Returning International and Returning Canadian Students: The workshop is scheduled on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in EV2.260.  Undergraduate Students can register with the Department. Graduate Students can register as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the workshop using the below link. Space is limited.

Below is also the link to the registration instructions:

First-year International and First-year Canadian Students starting in Summer 2017: The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in EV3.309. Note:  If you signed a TA Contract before the workshop date, the contract is only valid upon completion of the workshop.

Note that we are asking students to arrive early for all the workshops at 1:45 p.m. to give sufficient time to sign in. The workshop will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. We remind students that GRADPROSKILLS is quite strict on punctuality; and if students do not show up on time, they are assumed to be absent and will be charged the non-attendance fee of $25.


In addition, all TA applicants are required to complete the COPTTA (Concordia Oral Proficiency Test for Teaching Assistants) English test. If you have already passed the test before, you do not need to re-take it. The test will be offered on the following dates:

Friday, April 7, 2017; Wednesday, April 12, 2017; and Thursday, April 20, 2017

To register for the test, please first email and include you full name, student ID, and program of study. You will be provided with a voucher which you will need to take directly to the COPTTA office to register for a test date and time that suits you.

Only students who completed their Cegep or high-school here in Quebec in English or any other English institute in Canada are exempt from taking the COPTTA test. Please note that only applicants for tutor, lab demonstrator and programmers-on-duty positions (not marker) require completion of the Health & Safety and COPTTA. 

The following are the only categories of students exempt from taking the COPTTA test:

  • Marker applicants
  • Students who have already passed COPTTA with a score of 4 or higher
  • Students who have completed at least 4 years of education in English in a Canadian school prior to starting their Bachelor's degree (i.e English high-school or cegep). The candidate must supply proof.

Note that students who have studied in an English school outside of Canada will still need to pass the COPTTA test.

NOTE: You DO NOT need to wait to complete the COPTTA and Health & Safety training workshop before applying online for TA positions. We suggest you apply for TA positions as soon as possible. You will then complete coptta and training later in November

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