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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.


Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions

For undergraduate courses in our History and Sociology departments

2023W Term 1 (September to December 2023) and 2023W Term 2 (January to April, 2024)

Applicants enrolled as full-time students at UBC Okanagan will be given preference (a full-time student is defined as a minimum of 24 credits over the two terms of the 2023W session). Preferred qualifications include a strong understanding of the discipline.  Applications for UTA positions would preferably be students with 4th year standing who are HIST or SOCI majors. All applicants, including international students, must be permitted to work in Canada and live in British Columbia until at least April 30, 2024. Teaching Assistants may be involved in the following:

  • marking midterms, assignments, tests, quizzes and exams
  • leading discussion periods and tutorials
  • invigilating tests and exams
  • providing academic assistance to students during office hours
  • various duties as appointed by the supervisor

The exact hours of these positions vary but will not exceed 12 hours per week from September 1, 2023, to April 30, 2024. Successful candidates could be assigned duties in one or more undergraduate courses. These positions are subject to budgetary approval. Current wages for these positions are:

Graduate TAs (PhD Program) $36.82 hourly
Graduate TAs (Master’s Program) $35.48 hourly
Undergraduate TAS $19.54 hourly

**BCGEU wages are expected to increase on July 1, 2023. This wage increase will be reflected in the official offer letters that will be sent out by July 31, 2023.

To apply for a position, submit in a PDF format your cover letter indicating the department and terms (1 and/or 2) you are applying for and identify the course(s) you have taken which would contribute to your qualifications to TA a particular subject, your resume and your unofficial transcript by April 30, 2023, to the Assistant for the Department of History and Sociology, Barbara Wilke at  We will accept applications after the deadline, but applications submitted by the deadline will have priority.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
**All positions are subject to budgetary approval and based on enrollment**