Socrates Project: Undergraduate TAs

**Applications for the 2024-25 Socrates Project are now closed.**

Are you interested in being a TA in PHL100Y1 for the 2024-25?

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: Prof. Donald Ainslie
Lectures:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:00
Tutorials:  TBD (Various days throughout the week)
Estimated enrolment :  450 (approximately 22 students per tutorial group)
Number of positions:  up to 8 positions available
Estimated TA hours:  110 hrs per term, 220 hrs total.
Dates of Appointment:  September 2024 – April 2025
Delivery Method: In-person tutorials and lectures
Pay Rate:  $47.64/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:

Applications are to be submitted online at this link

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Socrates Project. Applications and Resumes/CVs must be received by April 5th, 2024.

Applicants who are being considered for the program will be invited to a mandatory interview with the hiring committee.