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
  • Driving a vehicle for a field course

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

Subject to funding, the Department of Biology has part-time TA positions available in 2020S and 2020W Terms. Qualifications preferred include understanding of the discipline and good grades. UTA’s must be a major in the discipline, have fourth year standing, and must maintain a minimum of 18 credits in the Winter session (2019W) and a minimum of 9 credits in the Summer session (2020S). Part time students can also be considered.

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.


2020S Term – Deadline April 15, 2020:

Please see Advertisement for courses, and Student Application Form.

Complete application, resume and 2020S timetables due to by April 15, 2020.

2020W Term – Deadline April 30, 2020:

Please see Advertisement for courses, and Student Application Form.

Complete application, resume and 2020W timetables due to by April 30, 2020.

Student Job Opportunity at The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The summer student work falls primarily in the Plant Health business line and most of it occurs outdoors.  It involves setting up and monitoring plant pest traps such as Gypsy Moth, Apple Maggot and Japanese Beetle.  This position requires a lot of travel as we service the entire lower eastern half of the province including the Kootenay region.  Often, students are away for a week at a time in a fleet vehicle travelling throughout the province.  A valid driver’s license is imperative as well as being comfortable driving long distances and being away from home.

While this competition is continuous intake, I hope to have all of my summer terms organized by the end of February, so please let students know to apply as soon as possible.

In addition to applying online, they can email me a copy of their resume and driver’s license to

Carolyn Bekkering
Multi Program Supervisor, BC Plant and Food Directorate
Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Government of Canada / Tel: 250-808-8222 / 250-470-4884 / TTY: 613-773-2600


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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