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Undergraduate Employment

undergrad employmentUndergraduate Teaching Assistantship Application

From time to time, the department hires undergraduate teaching assistants if we do not have sufficient graduate-student TAs to meet our requirements. Preference is given to Physics students who have completed 2nd year, but others may apply.

Interested students should apply ahead of each term (March to April, July to August, and November to December). Click here to complete the application

Hiring decisions are mostly made just before the start of each term (end of August, beginning of January, and in April for the summer terms), although sometimes we need to hire in the middle of a term.

If you have any questions, you can contact Aileen Pineda at:

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NSERC USRA Application Information

Applications are now open for the Summer 2024 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs). These prestigious awards give exceptional undergraduates the opportunity to work a fully-funded 16-week term with a professor on a research project. More information including the list of available projects and how to apply can be found in the link above.

Physics And Astronomy Research Experience Award

As part of the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence, we have established the Physics and Astronomy Research Experience Award for undergraduate Faculty of Science students who identify as racialized, Black, and/or Indigenous and have an interest in research. More information including the list of available projects and how to apply can be found by clicking on the title above.

McWork Program

The McMaster Work Program (McWork Program) gives opportunities to students who demonstrate financial need to work on campus part-time (max 10 hours/week) during the fall/winter terms and full-time (max 35 hours/week) over the summer. Please refer to the McWork Program website for more information.

Student Partners Program

The Student Partners Program (SPP) provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to participate as partners with faculty, instructors and staff on projects that contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning at McMaster. Please refer to the SPP website for more information.

Hamilton Job Board

The Hamilton Job Board is designed to help job seekers connect with employers in the Hamilton region. For more information, please refer to the Hamilton Job Board website.