Winter 2024 Teaching Assistant Postings – Mathematics & Statistics

McGill University

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Hiring Unit:
Mathematics and Statistics

Estimated Number of Positions:

Course Number and Course Title:

All positions are 150 hours, unless specified differently.

Head Teaching Assistant – MATH 140-141

MATH 123 – Linear Algebra and Probability

MATH 133 – Linear Algebra and Geometry

MATH 140 – Calculus 1

MATH 141 – Calculus 2 

MATH 203 – Principles of Statistics 1

MATH 204 – Principles of Statistics 2

MATH 222 – Calculus 3

MATH 223 – Linear Algebra

MATH 236 – Algebra 2

MATH 240 – Discrete Structures

MATH 243 – Analysis 2

MATH 255 – Honours Analysis 2

MATH 308- Fundamentals of Statistical Learning

MATH 314 – Advanced Calculus

MATH 315 – Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 323 – Probability

MATH 324 – Statistics 

MATH 325 – Honours Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 340 – Discrete Mathematics

MATH 447 – Introduction to Stochastic Processes

MATH 527 – Statistical Data Science Practicum

STATS Help Desk (45 hours)

MATH STATS Help Desk (75 hours)

Total Hours of Work per Term:
45 , 75 or 150
Position Summary:

*NOTE: Please apply through the Careers website as an “External Candidate”. Use your legal name, a Canadian home address, and a personal email address when creating your external applicant profile (do not use your McGill email). International candidates must have a Canadian bank account, valid SIN and study permit.*

Each Teaching Assistant will be responsible for a tutorial group, unless assigned a Help Desk position. These positions will inlclude some or all of the following:

  • Giving tutorials. These involve the formal presentation of carefully prepared illustrative examples worked at the blackboard. Students should be given ample chance to ask questions. Some time may be spent on more informal classroom activities – helping individual students as they work individually or in groups.
  • At least two regularly scheduled office hours per week – the times to be announced at the first tutorial.
  • Marking of assignments of the tutorial group.
  • Invigilation of the midterm at the scheduled time.
  • Team marking of the midterm and final examination under the close supervision of the Faculty teaching the course (who will also set the examinations). Final examinations must NEVER be handed back to students.
  • Maintenance of the complete mark record for the tutorial group. A teaching assistant may be assigned a coordinating or supervisory role in the marking process.
  • Teaching assistants may also be asked to cooperate in preparing solution sheets to assignments. They may be asked to set and mark occasional short “surprise tests” which can be used to encourage regular attendance.
  • Maintaining the online platform: read posts from students and write responses.

Help Desks:

  • Meeting regularly with the faculty supervisor
  • Answering questions concerning statistical computing
  • Answering questions concerning gaps of knowledge in mathematics and/or statistics that the student is supposed to have on entering the course (i.e. prerequisite knowledge)


  • Must be a McGill graduate student
  • Honours Degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics, with high standing.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures . Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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