Student Assistants

Applications for the Fall 2019 term will be available in August 2019. 

During the academic year, the chemistry department employs a number of students to assist in labs and in assignment marking.  Our first priority is the employment of STUDENT TEACHING ASSISTANTS in our laboratories. The job entails passing on the experience you gained when taking the laboratory course yourself.  These positions are available to all sophomores, juniors and seniors with preference for the positions in first year labs given to sophomores.

For positions as CORRECTORS (AKA assignment markers), you must have passed the same course well and be a reliable and comfortable choice for the professor of the course. These positions are available for juniors and seniors only.


A lab teaching assistant will normally be required to:

  1. Prepare him/her self for and attend all lab sessions for the course assigned.
  2. Oversee the students assigned to you doing their experimental work.
  3. Be on the front line to ensure that all work is carried out safely (i.e., promote the concepts of SAFETY: Everybody’s responsibility and SAFETY IS AN ATTITUDE).
  4. Mark student lab work (pre-labs and write-ups as required) and record marks accurately. All answer sheets, marking schemes and record sheets will be provided.
  5. Morning (AM) labs run 8:15 – 11:05am.  Afternoon (PM) labs run 2:15 – 5:05pm.  Evening (EVE) labs run 6:30-9:30pm.

corrector will be responsible for correcting class assignments, assignment quizzes, etc.  Correctors work directly with the professor of the course, who will provide all materials and details of number and frequency of work required.


As listed, will be made (one payment) towards the end of the appropriate term, paid directly into the student’s bank account.  Information on this will need to be supplied, by the student, directly to the Payroll Department of the University – more information will be made available to student assistants during the term.


The following positions for first term student assistants are available, subject to course enrolments and budgetary considerations, for first term, at the indicated pay rates.

You may apply for up to three lab TA positions, but normally only one position will be awarded for any one term.

Students with either Chem 100 or 120 are encouraged to apply for any first year lab course.  Those with Chem 151 may only apply for Chem 151.

1st Year positions run alternate weeks only (maximum of 6 per term)

For all 2nd year positions you cannot have a commitment (i.e. class, team practice, job, volunteering, etc) in the time between 5-6pm on the lab day for which you are applying.  Some labs may run long and you are required to stay until the students have finished.

Those with Chem 225 may not apply for Chem 220.  For Chem 225, either Chem 225 OR Chem 220 is required.

For all other courses, you must have already passed the course for which you are applying.

- CHEM 231 LAB is currently scheduled for ALTERNATE WEEKS but may need to be adjusted to accommodate a large class [payment adjusted accordingly].

Course Lab Day Pay/semester Positions Available (12/6/2018)
Chem 100 Mon PM $175 0
Chem 100 Tues AM $175 0
Chem 100 Tues PM $175 0
Chem 100  Wed AM $175 2
Chem 100 Wed PM $175 0
Chem 100 Thurs PM $175 0
Chem 120 Wed PM $175 0
Chem 120 Thurs PM $175 0
Chem 220 Tues PM $350 0
Chem 220 Wed PM $350 1
Chem 232 Fri PM $250 0
Chem 245 Mon PM $350 0
Chem 255 Thurs PM $350 1
Chem 255 Fri PM $350 2
Course Pay/Semester Positions Available
Chem 100 $175 0
Chem 255 $175 0


 - To apply for Lab Teaching Assistant positions, please complete and submit the Lab TA Application Form

 - To apply for a Corrector position, please complete and submit the Student Corrector Application Form