Socrates Project: Undergraduate TAs

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Fall/Winter session. 


Are you interested in being a TA in PHL101Y1 for 2021-22?

The Socrates Project offers senior undergraduate students the chance to become teaching assistants (TAs) for PHL101Y1 (Introduction to Philosophy – Thematic).

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 PHL101Y and work individually with a faculty member on a research project.



  • Enrolled in the 3rd or 4th yr of an undergraduate philosophy 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 2021-22 Socrates Project. The 2021-2022 Socrates Project application form is available as a PDF and can be downloaded here. Applications must be received by March 23rd, 2021.

Applications should be submitted by email to

Socrates Project Application Form