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Graduate Teaching Assistants – Department of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Saskatchewan


    Graduate Teaching Assistants – Department of Mechanical Engineering

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for up to 50 Graduate Teaching Assistant positions for the courses listed below during the 2024 Winter session.

    • GE 449 Engineering in Society
    • GEOE 380 Mine Ventilation
    • ME 215 Fluid Mechanics I
    • ME 226 Mechanics III
    • ME 229 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
    • ME 314 Machine Design
    • ME 323 Mechanics of Materials II
    • ME 329 Collaborative Design and Manufacturing
    • ME 335 Fluid Mechanics II
    • ME 352 Engineering Analysis III
    • ME 464 Introduction to Composite Materials
    • ME 473 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • ME 478 Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering
    • ME 490 Design of Fluid Power Circuits
    • ME 492 Materials in Engineering Design
    • ME 495 Industrial Design Project
    • ME 328 Lab – Review of Electrical Concepts
    • ME 328 Lab – Metallurgy and Ferrous Alloys
    • ME 328 Lab – Hardenability of Steels
    • ME 328 Lab – Dynamic Measurement (Wheel Balancing)
    • ME 328 Lab – Heat Exchangers and Temperature Measurements
    • ME 328 Lab – Thermal Conductivity
    • ME 328 Lab – Pipe Flow Networks
    • ME 328 Lab – Bolt Preloading and Load Cells
    • ME 328 Lab – Strain Gauges and Strain Fields
    • ME 328 Lab – Wheatstone Bridges and Selective Load Sensing
    • ME 328 Lab – Project

    You will be asked to specify which courses and/or labs you are applying for during the application process.

    Start Date: January 3, 2024

    End Date: April 30, 2024

    Rate of Pay: $22.12 per hour

    Required Number of Hours: 2-12 hours per week, depending on the course/lab

    Duration of Employment: Winter 2024 Term


    The Graduate Teaching Assistant reports directly to the Instructor(s) responsible for the course. Specific duties will be assigned by the Instructor(s) and may include one or more of the following:

    • Marking assignments;
    • Marking laboratory logbooks and/or reports;
    • Marking quizzes and/or exams;
    • Holding tutorials and/or staffing a Help Desk for students;
    • Assisting with general administration of the course such as email communications with students regarding assignments, and recording grades
    • Demonstrating and/or assisting with the demonstration of laboratories;
    • Videorecording laboratory demonstrations
    • Editing videos and preparing online laboratory materials
    • Monitoring safety in the laboratory in cooperation with the Instructor(s);
    • Invigilating examinations;
    • Collecting information for continuous program improvement;
    • Other duties related to the course deemed appropriate by the Instructor(s).

    Skills and Abilities

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Graduate student in good standing at the University of Saskatchewan
    • Demonstrated experience (e.g., undergraduate or graduate coursework, research or industrial experience, experience with specific software packages) that is relevant to the specific class or laboratory
    • Good English language oral and written communication skills
    • Completion of the University of Saskatchewan online Laboratory Safety, WHMIS, and COVID-19 training courses

    Ideal qualifications:

    • MSc or PhD student in good standing in Mechanical Engineering with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
    • Previous experience as an instructor or teaching assistant
    • Familiarity with specific equipment used in the laboratory (if applicable)

    To apply for these positions

    • Applications must be submitted online at

    . * Inquiries can be directed to Janai Russell (

    Where a graduate student is appointed to this position, it will be in-scope of PSAC.

    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Status: Term
    Employment Group: Graduate Students – PSAC
    Rate of Pay:
    Posted Date: 11/6/2023
    Closing Date: 11/19/2023
    Number of Openings: 50
    Work Location: On Campus


    #LI-DNI The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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