Careers at UBC Okanagan

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.


We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in the Department of Economics, Philosophy & Political Science. Sessional lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months.


The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Okanagan campus, requires an instructor to teach the following course during the 2024 Summer Session Term 2.

Term 2, July 2 – August 31, 2024

ECON 101:  Principles of Microeconomics

Elements of theory and Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of markets and market behaviour, prices and costs, exchange and trade, competition and monopoly, distribution of income.

Applicants with a PhD in the relevant discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are required. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • list of three references.

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 21, 2024   Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to John Janmaat (, Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment. The compensation rate per credit per period for the department is $3186.37 equaling $9559.11 per 3 credit course.

 “UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.”


Teaching Assistants

The Department of Economics, Philosophy & Political Science will be hiring a combination of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for undergraduate courses for the Winter terms. UTAs will only be hired if graduate students do not take the option of these positions or if more funding becomes available.

To apply for a UTA position, the student must be enrolled in a full-time bachelor degree program at UBC Okanagan [Note: A full-time student is defined as minimum of 24 credits (2 terms) for the Winter Session, 9 credits for the Summer Session]. All applicants including international students must be living and permitted to work in Canada until to be offered a position and able to do so until at least April 30, 2025.

The successful Teaching Assistant may be involved in the following:

  • instruction in tutorials (GTA)
  • marking assignments, quizzes and exams
  • discussion periods
  • 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 (*these rates are as of September 2023. Rates will be updated according to any current changes to the BCGEU Collective Agreement):

  • Graduate TA1 (PhD program): $36.82 per hour ($14,137.52 annual rate Sept. – Apr.)
  • Graduate TA2 (Master’s program): $35.48 per hour ($13,623.04 annual rate Sept. – Apr.)
  • Undergraduate TA (bachelors program): $19.54 per hour ($7,503.68 annual rate Sept. – Apr.)


Please email your completed application form, resume and cover letter to the Senior Departmental Administrator, Jacqui Brown, at  by April 30, 2024.

The application period opens April 1, 2024 and closes April 30, 2024.

All applications received after April 30th, 2024 will be kept on file in case all positions are not filled.

**All positions are subject to budgetary approval and based on enrollment**



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, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.