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Teaching Associate

A teaching associate has the duties and the responsibilities of a graduate teaching assistant but is not a registered student. Unlike graduate teaching assistants, teaching associates are not limited to part-time employment, and their salaries are not linked to those for graduate teaching assistants. Teaching associates are responsible for assisting in the classroom and carrying out a variety of assignments under the guidance of a course leader. Duties may include, but are not limited to, preparing course materials, lecturing on specific topics, directing laboratory or discussion sections, and grading assignments or examinations. They are not members of the University or Graduate Faculties; voting or non-voting membership in college faculties may be accorded to them at the discretion of the particular faculty.

Administrative Notes

  • These titles reflect salaried positions that are subject to affirmative action regulations.
  • Appointments as teaching associate can be for up to one year and are renewable. This title is not in the promotional sequence for lecturer/senior lecturer. The title reflects salaried positions that are subject to affirmative action regulations.

Last Updated: August 20, 2017 at 7:14 am