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We hire new graduate student staff members every term, so if you are a full-time or part-time graduate student interested in working with CTE, please contact us at We look forward to getting to know you.

TA Workshop Facilitators

TA Workshop Facilitators facilitate graduate student workshops on university teaching. Each TA Workshop Facilitator is responsible for preparing and facilitating five to six workshops per term and participating in monthly team meetings where the team collaborates on developing and revising our workshop offerings. TA Workshop Facilitators devote 30 hours per term to their role.

Current opportunities for TA Workshop Facilitators

Graduate Educational Developers

Graduate Educational Developers conduct teaching observations, facilitate advanced workshops on university teaching, assist with the development of new workshops, and facilitate microteaching sessions—small-group practice teaching sessions—for graduate students. Just like TA positions at Waterloo, these positions are 10 hours per week.

Current opportunities for Graduate Educational Developers

Due date for applications: by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

If you are interested in the position and wish to find out more, contact CTE’s Program Coordinator, Raffe Kachichian.

Time commitment: approximately 10 hours/week (equivalent to a TA position)

Compensation:  $6500/term

Appointment: May 2024 – April 2025 (three consecutive terms)

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) seeks PhD students with interest in university teaching to join our Graduate Programs Team as Graduate Educational Developers. These year-long positions offer a unique professional development opportunity that involves supporting other graduate students with their development as university teachers. Successful candidates will contribute to the design and delivery of the Fundamentals of University Teaching and Certificate in University Teaching programs.

We invite applications from full-time and part-time graduate students. The Centre for Teaching Excellence regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To maintain disciplinary diversity in our staff team, we are particularly interested in applicants from the Faculties of Engineering and Math, but we also welcome applications from graduate students in other faculties.

Work Location

CTE graduate-student staff are expected to be available for on-campus work for the duration of their employment. Graduate Educational Developers can expect to facilitate both in-person and online workshops, microteaching, and teaching observations.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate microteaching sessions and prepare written feedback on mini-lessons
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate the Effective Lesson Plans workshop and other workshops/modules on university teaching
  • Conduct teaching observations for graduate students and write observation reports
  • Participate in team meetings and provide feedback on program delivery
  • Promote TA development programs available through CTE
  • Assist with hiring and training of new Graduate Educational Developers
  • Participate in professional development activities related to teaching
  • Assist with the review of current workshops/modules and develop new workshops/modules as needed
  • Contribute to CTE teaching resources and programming as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registered PhD student at the University of Waterloo until April 2025
  • Completion of the CTE Fundamentals of University Teaching certificate or equivalent
  • At least 5 terms of teaching experience as a TA and/or course instructor
  • Demonstrated interest in university teaching
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback for improvement
  • Knowledge of and respect for disciplinary and cultural differences in teaching and learning
  • Enrollment in or completion of the Certificate in University Teaching (preferred)
  • Educational leadership experience or experience supporting professional development of other TAs (preferred)

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents by email to Raffe Kachichian, Graduate Program Coordinator, by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024:

  1. A one-page cover letter outlining your interest in this position, the skills and experience you would bring to it, and a description of two workshop topics that you would like to develop for other TAs. Please also state when you plan to graduate from your program.
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your teaching, presentation, and/or facilitation experience, including all course instruction and TA positions and duties as well as any formal training in university teaching.
  3. A TA training workshop proposal: a 1-2 page document outlining a 60-min lesson plan for one of the workshop topics you would like to develop for TAs as part of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program. You can design an in-person or online workshop (please state the delivery mode in your lesson plan). For the purposes of the application, we are interested in your overall workshop plan, including participant engagement strategies and time breakdown. You do not need to go into detail about the content/material or cite references from educational research. We encourage creativity in workshop design and welcome various workshop lesson plans. Within your workshop plan, please answer the following question in 75-125 words:


Questions about this position can be directed to We encourage you to find out more about our graduate-student staff on CTE’s website, and we look forward to reading your application.

Accessibility Statement

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Raffe Kachichian