Post-secondary Teaching and Research Assistants

(NOC 4012)

Career Description

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.

Duties May Include

Post-secondary teaching assistants

  • 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

  • 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.

Examples of Titles

College laboratory assistant
College teaching assistant
Graduate assistant - university
Post-secondary research assistant
Tutor - post-secondary teaching assistant
University research assistant

Where They Work

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants are employed by universities, colleges, and CEGEPs.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education: Teacher Education Stream (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Education: Teacher Education Stream (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Concurrent Education Bachelor; Honours
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Tyndale University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education Bachelor
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Education (Primary/Elementary) Bachelor
Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree Bachelor
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Lakehead University - Orillia
Orillia, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Concurrent Education Bachelor; Honours
Education - Consecutive Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on February 24, 2020