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4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants assist university professors, community college and CEGEP teachers and other faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities and colleges.

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college laboratory assistant
college teaching assistant
graduate assistant – university
post-secondary research assistant
research assistant, university

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Main duties

Post-secondary teaching assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Organize reference materials, visual aids and other materials as required by university professors or college teachers for lectures
  • Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations
  • Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports.

  • Research assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Compile research results and assist professors in the analysis of results and the preparation of journal articles or papers.

  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.

    Employment requirements

    • Enrolment in a university or college program is required.

    Classified elsewhere

    • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (4413)
    • Other instructors (4216)

    Classification Structure - 4