Teach a Course in which a Board of Governors Appointment is Required

This section covers the appointment of graduate students to teach a course in which a Board of Governors appointment is required i.e. any course for which the student will be the primary instructor, not a Teaching Assistant.

Appointments in academic graduate programs, Schools, Programs and Faculties

This includes positions sponsored by Extra-Sessional Studies.

A master’s student may not hold an appointment to teach a course or courses in which a Board of Governors appointment is required.

Until admitted to candidacy, a doctoral student may not hold an appointment to teach a course or courses in which a Board of Governors appointment is required.

A doctoral student who has been admitted to candidacy may be granted an appointment as a part-time lecturer, with teaching duties to be limited to no more than six credits of undergraduate coursework per term. Such appointment requires the written approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Appointments in Continuing Studies

To qualify as an Instructor or for other teaching duties with the Centre for Continuing Studies, in a credit course, a student must:

  • be in a doctoral program;
  • have successful previous teaching experience;
  • not teach more than six credits of coursework in any given term;
  • have the written permission of the Graduate Program in which the student’s program is offered;
  • have obtained the written permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

In addition, a credit course will be given and students examined under the supervision of a faculty member of the Graduate Program or unit in which the course is given. This faculty member is in charge of all aspects of the course.

To maintain full-time status a student should not work more than 12 hours per week, averaged over the year. A student working more than 12 hours a week will forego University Graduate Fellowships and other awards for the period of the appointment.

For more information, please see the Policies and Procedures section of this web site.