With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.

Faculty and Staff

We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff. For a full list of current openings, visit UBC’s Staff & Faculty Careers page.


Teaching Assistants

Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for biology courses in the September, January and May terms.

The successful Teaching Assistant may be involved in the following:

  • Instruction in labs
  • Marking assignments, labs, and exams
  • Discussion periods
  • Tutorials and lectures
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours

The hours will not exceed an average of 12 hours per week. Wages as stated in the current BCGEU Collective Agreement are as follows:

  • Graduate TA (PhD program): $34.04 per hour ($13,069.84 annual rate September – April)
  • Graduate TA (Master’s program): $32.79 per hour ($12,590.80 annual rate September – April)
  • Undergraduate TA (Bachelors program): $17.07 per hour ($6,556.48 annual rate September – April)
  • Markers: $16.52 per hour

To apply for a UTA position, the student must be enrolled in a full-timer bachelor degree program at UBC Okanagan. A full-time student is defined as taking a minimum of 24 credits (2 terms) for the Winter Session. All applicants including international students must be permitted to work in Canada until at least the final day of the academic year (end of April).

UBC Okanagan hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

No positions available at this time.

Summer Research Assistant at OKSIR

Position Term: May to September
Location: Kelowna, BC
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Status: Full-time

Are you interested in promoting sustainable agriculture while gaining research experience?

The Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program (OKSIR) helps reduce pesticide use in the Okanagan by controlling the key insect pest of apple and pears using the Sterile Insect Technique. This technique requires us to rear the pest in a factory by the millions, sterilize them with gamma radiation, and then release the sterile insects into orchards where they mate with the wild pest population—matings between wild and sterile insects do not produce viable offspring. We are seeking a research assistant to help with field and laboratory experiments to refine this technology.

Are you:

  • Hardworking, enthusiastic, patient and capable of working independently?
  • Interested in entomology or agriculture?
  • A 3rd or 4th year student in a Life or Environmental Science Program?
  • Willing to work in the lab and outdoors, in all weather conditions?
  • In possession of a Class 5 driver’s license?

If you are interested in a summer research position that involves supporting local agriculture and helping to advance environmentally friendly technology, please send your application along with two references to Applications are due by Friday, February 7th.

For more information on our program, or to view the complete job description, please visit or call 1-800-363-6684.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Masters Projects

Characterizing the carbon footprint of organic crops produced in the Western Canadian, Ontario or Quebec/Maritimes Regions
Funding is available to support three (3) Masters students at a rate of $20,000 annually for two years (plus possible additional paid internship for summer 2020)

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