The Instructional Support Group hires between 20 - 40 ISAs each term from a variety of faculties and programs. All ISA positions are for full-time, temporary employment at ~35 hours per week, for four months. Recruiting is done exclusively through the Centre of Career Development. Interested co-op students should apply through WaterlooWorks.

Part-time ISA or undergraduate markers are restricted to students who have worked a full-time ISA position previously at the discretion of the Instructional Support Coordinator (ISC). Students interested in part-time work may also consider applying for a Math Faculty teaching assistantship.

Hiring process and timing

Hiring for a particular term generally commences 4 months in advance. At that time, the number of positions available is determined, and offers are made to any current employees who wish to return for the next work term. Any unfilled positions are then advertised through on WaterlooWorks. 

I'm not in co-op, can I still apply?

We are currently under a directive to hire only co-op students for all temporary positions on campus. In any case, ISG believes it is important to support the co-op program. Rarely, non-co-op students are considered for full-time employment if qualified co-op students are not found; a decision to accept such applications is made on an individual basis by the ISC for that course. These candidates will be interviewed and ranked together with the co-op students applying for the same job. Therefore, any non-co-op applicants must be aware of the timing of the hiring process as described above.