Employment

At SALA, we offer a wide variety of rewarding job opportunities for student workers. They add up to over $250,000 in academic assistantships annually. We employ students in the following areas:

  • course support
  • research support
  • workshop and fabrication
  • communications
  • design and digital media
  • event support

Current job opportunities

ARCH 551: Communicating construction (GTA)

Instructor: Greg Johnson
2020S - April 21 to May 15 
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
Approximately 9 to 10 hrs per week for 4 weeks
39 hrs total at $31.85/hr
Total pay: $1242.15

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assisting students during class time, review student work, possibly give small tutorial sessions on particular aspects of the software. Review and red-line student drawings, and assist students with software issues as they arise. No marking required. Approximately 50% is in class time and the other outside class time.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Good knowledge of a 2D CAD (AutoCAD, Vectorworks) and a 3D CAD (Rhino, SketchUp). Familiarity with the preparation of architectural construction documentation, either through previous coursework, or extensive work in an architectural office. Ability to show patience in working with students learning new software, and communicate effectively in full class or one-on-one situations.

HOW TO APPLY
Upload your application form, CV, and cover letter here

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 26, 2020

Updated March 12, 2020

ARCH 577B/ENDS 482H: Seminar - Design Media (GTA)

Instructor: Roy Cloutier
2020S - June 16 to August 13 
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 3 open positions
Approximately 5 hrs per week for 8 weeks
45 hrs total at $31.85/hr
Total pay: $1433.25

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist with troubleshooting during course lectures (attendance required), run pin‐up groups on review days, provide tutorial support outside of class, and grade assignments and exams. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
SALA student or recent SALA grad (May 2020) with advanced experience using Revit.  Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and must be able to convey technical knowledge in an understandable manner.  Ability to work well with students learning new software, and communicate effectively in full class or one-on-one situations.

HOW TO APPLY
Upload your application form, CV, cover letter and brief folio of materials (Revit files and/or PDFs - demonstrating proficiency with Revit is required) here

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 26, 2020

Updated March 12, 2020

ARCH 577C: Seminar - Design Media (GTA)

Instructor: Thomas Gaudin
2020S - June 15 to August 13 
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
Approximately 7 hrs per week for 8 weeks
56 hrs total at $31.85/hr
Total pay: $1783.60

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend class, provide some in-class tutorial assistance, provide administrative support (gather information for students, facilitate grouping of students, provide logistical support), and provide advice and critical feedback to students outside of class (up to 2 hrs/week).

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current SALA student who has successfully completed ARCH 517 or equivalent. Applicants must be organized and willing to learn course material in advance in order to provide assistance to students during class. Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and must be able to convey technical knowledge in an understandable manner. Applicants must have an advanced knowledge of Grasshopper and Rhino 3D and must be comfortable with data management in Grasshopper and plugin installation and utilization. Applicants must have at least a basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.

HOW TO APPLY
Upload your application form, CV, cover letter, list of software proficiencies, and relevant work samples (up to 5 pages in PDF) here

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 26, 2020

Updated March 12, 2020

HPB 505 Capstone: Greening existing buildings (GTA)

Instructor: Andrea Frisque
2020S - May 11 to July 31
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 4 hrs per week class attendance plus 2 to 4 hrs per week outside of class 
Up to 80 hrs total at $31.85/hr
Total pay: $2548.60

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Support the students in their project work, in class and outside of class. Maintain the course website and blog. Support in developing the project for the students. Support with student communications and communications with industry guests. Prepare the course project, involvement depends on experience. Administrative tasks such as booking rooms if necessary. Attend and support class.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Architecture or mechanical engineering Bachelor degree with interest in building performance. Experience using 3d architectural modelling software and/or engineering simulation software would be beneficial. Experience with building performance simulation software would be an asset.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and must be able to convey technical knowledge in an understandable manner.  Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in group or one-on-one situations.

HOW TO APPLY
Upload your application form, CV, and cover letter here

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 26, 2020

Updated March 12, 2020

Reminder: If you have been a Teaching Assistant and have preferred candidacy, you must apply in order to be considered for any subsequent Teaching Assistant position.

Please note that you will only be notified if you are offered a position. We will not post results. All details related to any job posted are subject to change based on enrolment and/or budgetary considerations.

Before you apply:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If you have any questions about any of the terms for any position, please contact Alexandra Gunn, Manager of Administration and Human Resources, at hr@sala.ubc.ca.

Other opportunities

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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca