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 Teaching Assistant duties may include:

  • 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): $34.72 per hour ($13,331.20 annual rate September – April)
  • Graduate TA (Master’s program): $33.44 per hour ($12,842.64 annual rate September – April)
  • Undergraduate TA (Bachelors program): $17.82 per hour ($6,844.72.16 annual rate September – April)
  • Markers: $17.32 per hour

Subject to funding, the Department of Biology has part-time TA positions available in 2021S and 2021W Terms. Qualifications preferred include an 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 (2020W) and a minimum of 9 credits in the Summer session (2021S). Part-time students can also be considered.

2020S and 2020W term application deadlines have passed.

Applications will be posted in March 2021 for 2021S and 2021W positions.

Please contact for inquiries.

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 the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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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PhD Position at UBC Okanagan in Microbial Ecology

Start date: Spring/Summer 2021
Location: UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC
Funding: Minimum $21 000/year for 4 years

The Hart lab at UBC Okanagan has two PhD studentships, starting Spring/Summer 2021.

  • Position 1: Ecological consequences of invasive microbes in natural and applied systems.
  • Position 2:  Creating suppressive in vineyards through cover crops

The projects will involve both lab and field components. The projects have global scope, so the student will interact with a wide range of collaborators both at UBC and around the world. There will be many opportunities for collaborations with other universities, industry and also Agriculture Canada. For more information on the group please see

Information on qualifications for admission to the UBC Okanagan graduate program can be found on the biology graduate program page and academic calendar

Ideal candidates will have a background in ecology and basic molecular biology.  Interested individuals can contact