41201 – Post-secondary teaching and research assistants



41201 – 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.


Index of titles
College laboratory assistant
College teaching assistant
Discussion group leader - post-secondary teaching assistant
Graduate assistant - university
Laboratory demonstrator - post-secondary teaching assistance
Laboratory supervisor - post-secondary teaching assistant
Marker - post-secondary teaching assistance
Post-secondary research assistant
Post-secondary teaching assistant
Tutor - post-secondary teaching assistant
University laboratory assistant
University research assistant
University teaching assistant


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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.


Employment requirements
Enrolment in, or completion of, a university or college program is required.
Additional information
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.


Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (43100)
Other instructors (43109)