Job description Marker - Post-secondary Teaching Assistance in Alberta

Find out what work is like for a marker - post-secondary teaching assistance in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012).

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants assist university professors, community college and CEGEP teachers and other faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities and colleges.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Post-secondary teaching assistants
  • Organize reference materials, visual aids and other materials as required by university professors or college teachers for lectures
  • Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations
  • Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports.
  • Research assistants
  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Compile research results and assist professors in the analysis of results and the preparation of journal articles or papers.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.

Job titles

  • college laboratory assistant
  • post-secondary research assistant
  • graduate assistant - university
  • college teaching assistant
  • research assistant, university

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