Careers at UBC Okanagan

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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 Economics, Philosophy and Political Science courses in the September and January terms.

Teaching Assistants may be involved in the following:

  • marking midterms, assignments, tests, quizzes and exams
  • leading discussion periods and tutorials
  • invigilating tests and examinations
  • providing academic assistance to students during 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 Economics, Philosophy and Political Science 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.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.


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.

Graduate Research Assistant

The graduate research assistant will assist Professor Manfred Elfstrom with constructing a new protest event dataset based on a close reading a century’s worth of local newspaper reports from Appalachia. Each incident identified will be coded and categorized in a spreadsheet in accordance with the Dynamics of Collective Action project guidelines (see: The assistant will read relevant texts on quantitative social movement research. And they will meet regularly—virtually or in-person—with Prof. Elfstrom to discuss any questions that might arise in the course of the project. Basic skills with statistical programs like STATA are desirable but not required for the job. The position may be extended into 2022 if necessary. Hiring is contingent on funding availability.

The graduate research assistant will need to be able to commit approximately 10 hours per week to the project or about 40 hours per month.

Desired start date of Term Position:
October 15, 2021, or ASAP

End date of Term Position:
December 15, 2021

Rate of pay:
$25.00 per hour

Please email your resume to:
Heather Hicks
Manager, Administration and Operations