Teaching Assistants Winter 2024

McGill University


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Hiring Unit:

Technology and Innovation Academic Domain, School of Continuing Studies 
Course Title and Course Number:

CCCS 300        784        Programming Techniques 1

CCCS 300        765        Programming Techniques 1

CCCS 300        764        Programming Techniques 1

CCCS 301        754        Programming Techniques 2

CCCS 310         764        Web Development

CCCS 315        784        Data Structures & Algorithms

CCCS 321        764        Operating Systems Administration

CCCS 321        785        Operating Systems Administration

CCCS 321        784        Operating Systems Administration

CCCS 425        774        Web Services

CCCS 431        774        Networking Fundamentals

CCCS 431        775        Networking Fundamentals

CCCS 431        754        Networking Fundamentals

CCCS 450        754        Access Control and Defence Methods

CCCS 450        774        Access Control and Defence Methods

CCCS 452        754        Security Program Architecture and Engineering

CCCS 452        774        Security Program Architecture and Engineering

CCCS 453        764        Security Risk Management and Governance

CCCS 453        784        Security Risk Management and Governance

CCCS 454        784        Security Incident Response and Recovery

CCCS 454        764        Security Incident Response and Recovery

CMIS 422        755        Information System Security

CMIS 422        754        Information System Security

CMIS 422        774        Information System Security

Hiring Period:

January 3 – April 12, 2024
Estimated Number of Positions:
Total Hours of Work per Term:

Number of hours vary by position: 60-90
Position Summary:

Must assist the course lecture with all aspects of the course which could include, but is not limited to:

  • Attend some classes  if needed;

  • Reading required material and any secondary material necessary for preparation of tutorials and class discussions;

  • Consult and communicate with course lecturer;

  • Assist students learning;

  • Effectively communicate with students;

  • Respond to student inquiries by email, myCourses, Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

  • Online course management including leading discussion groups, monitoring the discussion board and responding to questions;

  • Conduct virtual (online) tutorials  if needed;

  • Hold virtual office hours;

  • Assist students with course material and assessments or exercises;

  • Assist with grading;

  • Be present during midterms and other exams if needed;

  • Ensure confidentiality regarding course-related matters;

  • Respect and treat all students equally.


  • Must be a current Masters or PhD student at McGill University in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Computer Engineering 
  • Prior demonstrable study in the subject matter of the course 
  • Experience using myCourses 
  • Excellent overall academic performance 
  • Must have good command of the English language and good communication skills  
  • Strong teaching skills  

Course related qualifications:

CCCS 300 Programming Techniques 1 – Java, Eclipse or intellij; Java libraries like JUnit, Log4j; UML class diagram;

CCCS 431 Networking Fundamentals – Wireshark, Packet Tracer, Cisco Commands. Knowledge of Networking

CCCS 321 Operating Systems Admin – Linux; Windows Servers; Scripting Languages; Command Line Interfaces; VMware or VBox;

CMIS 422 Information System Security – Nmap, Command Line Interface. Knowledge of Computer Security

CCCS 301 Programming Techniques 2 – Java, Eclipse or intellij; Object-oriented principles; Java libraries like JUnit, Log4j; UML class diagram;

CCCS 310  Web Development – HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, JSON, Bootstrap

CCCS 315  Data Structures and Algorithms – Java, Space and time complexity analysis, Recursive algorithms, Sorting Algorithms, Search Algorithms

CCCS 425 Web Services – Java Web Programming , Spring Boot. Knowledge of Web Services

CCCS 325  Mobile Application Development – Java; operating systems like Android, iOS; Spring framework; Github

CCCS 330 Database Design & Bus Apps Dev – RDBMS. MySql workbench, MySql Community, Object-oriented concepts

CCCS 451 Communication and Network Security – Wireshark, WinDump. Knowledge of Computer Security

CCCS 455 Intrusion Test & Security Assmt – Kali Linux , Metasploit , Snort, VMware Pro,Command Line Interface. Computer Security Knowledge

CCCS 450 Access Control & Defence Methods – Nmap. Knowledge of Computer Security

CCCS 452 Security Program Arch and Eng – Knowledge of Computer Security

CCCS 453 Security Risk Mgmt&Governance – Knowledge of ISO 27001,NIST, Familiar with GDPR, PIPEDA, PCI DSS,  SOC 2

CCCS 454 Security Incident Resp&Recvry – Sysinternals Suite, Wireshark, Network Miner and Autopsy. Knowledge of Computer Security

Applicants must include: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of two referees 
    McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.

Hourly Salary:


Position Start Date:


Position End Date:


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome 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 productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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