Teaching Assistant-BREE 312 (Supplemental Posting)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Position Summary & Primary Responsibilities

McGill's Internships & Student Affairs Office (ISA) engages Field Supervisors to work throughout and beyond the Greater Montreal region to: 

In collaboration with the cooperating teacher:

  • Support and mentor Student Teachers, in relation to their development as future educators

  • Observe, assess, and evaluate Student Teachers in relation to their progressive development of Professional Competencies, both with oral and written feedback, per an assessment schedule

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with the host school(s), including mediating any potential challenges or obstacles as they arise

  • As a representative of McGill University:

  • Serve as a liaison between McGill and the host school(s)

  • Ensure that ISA and McGill policies and procedures are implemented and enforced

  • Verify that the student teaching placement(s) conform to university guidelines

  • Eventually, as a seasoned Field Supervisor, mentor and support new Field Supervisors

Required Experience and Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities

Student teaching supervision is a demanding but rewarding role requiring a complex blend of soft skills, knowledge and professionalism.

Candidates need: 


  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to mentor and support student teachers as professional learners

  • Ability to deliver quality, constructive feedback designed to improve the pedagogical learning of student teachers

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills

  • Available during the entire duration of a given Field Experience and/or Internship (Dates and lengths of Field Experiences and Internships can be viewed here .)

  • Exceptional professional judgment, an ability to work independently, and an ability to facilitate challenging professional conversations

  • Access to a vehicle and willingness to travel up to 1 hour each way to a host school

  • Minimum 5 years of school-based experience in an elementary and/or high school setting, preferably in Quebec

  • Deep understanding of the Quebec Education Program  including the Subject Competencies, Broad Areas of Learning, and Cross Curricular Competencies as well as and related professional curriculum documents


  • Substantial prior experience as a cooperating teacher to student teachers

  • Demonstrated ability and comfort to work in a computerized environment using a variety of systems and new technology, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, email, Adobe Acrobat/Reader (fillable PDFs), webforms/online assessments

  • Bilingualism – French/English (written and spoken), an asset

  • Ability to exercise authority and accountability in situations of conflict involving multiple parties

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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