Socrates Project: Undergraduate TAs

**Applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year are now closed**

Are you interested in being a TA in PHL100Y1 for the 2022-23?

The Socrates Project offers senior undergraduate students the chance to become teaching assistants (TAs) for PHL100Y1 (Introduction to Philosophy – Historical).

In addition to your responsibilities as a TA, you will be required to take the Socrates Project Seminar (PHL489Y1) which provides you the opportunity to learn more about the material taught in PHL100Y and work individually with a faculty member on a research project.

Course Information: PHL100Y1Y  Introduction to Philosophy
Professor:  TBD
Lectures:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:00
Tutorials:  Thursdays from 12:00-4:00
Estimated enrolment :  500 (approximately 22 students per tutorial group)
Number of positions:  up to 10 positions available
Estimated TA hours:  110 hrs per term, 220 hrs total.
Dates of Appointment:  September 2022 – April 2023
Delivery Method: In-person tutorials and lectures (subject to public health protocols)
Pay Rate:  $47.17/hour


  • Enrolled in the 3rd or 4th yr of an undergraduate philosophy or bioethics major, specialist or joint specialist program on the St. George campus.
  • Good prior knowledge of the subject-matter of the course.
  • Minimum A- average in philosophy courses preferred.


  • Leading two tutorial groups (one hour each per week) and related preparation and activities.
  • Grading of student work and related activities.
  • Attending approximately half the lectures.
  • Meeting with the Course Instructor/Socrates Project Facilitator as required.
  • Attending TA training sessions in late August or early September.
  • Reasonable student contact hours.
  • Tutorials will be held in-person (subject to public health guidelines)

Application Procedure:

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Socrates Project. Applications and Resumes/CVs must be received by March 25th, 2022.

Applicants should:

  • complete the online application form found here: (Note that applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022-23 academic year).