GTA | DES 230: Sustainability by Design

Winter 2024 term 2 Up to 5 open positions 156 hours total, approximately 12 hours per week at $37.53/hour

Overview of duties

Attend one 1.5-hour lecture per week by instructor and conduct two 2-hour tutorials per week with two groups of up to 12 students. Sessions will include discussion of lecture and readings, followed by collaborative design exercises. Responsibilities will include preparing course materials, managing group projects within the sessions, arranging critiques of design exercises, tracking student attendance, and grading design exercises, quizzes, and exams. Number of available positions will be based on enrolment. Successful candidates must be able to cover assigned tutorial sessions.


Current Master of Urban Design (MUD) student Preference will be given to Master of Urban Design students. Current PhD or Master level student in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design with a strong interest in gaining experience teaching design to undergraduate students in gateway course to the DES program. Applicants who have successfully completed courses in sustainable design are preferred. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. Previous teaching experience working independently with undergraduates is helpful, but not required.

Application deadline

How to apply

Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.


Please note that course schedule may change. Please refer to the course schedule for the most up-to-date information.

Please note, total hours divided equally across 16 week term. 4% vacation will be added to total hours.