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

Note: Additional positions for winter 2021 terms 1 and 2 will be posted in the coming weeks. Subscribe to the weekly eBlast to be notified when new positions are posted. 

GAA - ARCH 502/LARC 511 - Introductory Workshop with Blair Satterfield and Kees Lokman

W2021 term 1 - August 10 to 26, 2021

Graduate Academic Assistants – 2 open positions
Up to 45 hours total at $22.23/hour
Total Pay: $1,000.25

Overview of Duties:
Provide support and assistance with course preparation and organization for instructors. Coordinate with instructors. Arrange course meetings.

Qualifications:
Open to all SALA students that, at a minimum, have completed their first year. Candidates should have knowledge and experience of online teaching platform, including Zoom and Miro. Strong visual and verbal communication skills required. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically.  Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning.  Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. Ability to effectively support instructors as they develop course content. Organizational skills requisite to schedule, manage, and communicate course times and structures.

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - ARCH 502/LARC 511 - Introductory Workshop with Blair Satterfield and Kees Lokman

W2021 term 1 - August 30 to September 3, 2021

Graduate Teaching Assistants – Up to 8 open positions
35 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $1,183.00 

Overview of Duties:
Assist with organizing the course material for delivery, give tutorials, and lead instruction—both online and in-person—to small groups.  

Qualifications:
Open to all SALA students that, at a minimum, have completed their first year. Candidates should have knowledge and experience of online teaching platform, including Zoom and Miro. Strong visual and verbal communication skills required. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically.  Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning.  Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - ARCH 512 - Architectural Structures I with Annalisa Meyboom

Learn more about this course here.

W2021 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2022 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hours per week up to 35 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $1,757.60

Overview of Duties:
Mark assignments with an answer key; run tutorial sessions; assist with class preparation. 

Qualifications:
Current MArch student with undergraduate degree or significant coursework in engineering or physics. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead tutorial sessions that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, and design synthesis. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Supportive, compassionate and patient approach with student learning.

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

UTA - DES 101 - Introductory Workshop with Mari Fujita

W2021 term 1 - August 30 to September 3, 2021

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – Up to 4 open positions
45 hours total at $18.15/hour
Total Pay: $816.75 

Overview of Duties:
Support Instructor, give group tutorials and software tutorials, and give virtual tours. 

Qualifications:
Current SALA student with knowledge and experience of analog drawing techniques. Strong visual and verbal communication skills required. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning.

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

UAA - DES 101 - Introductory Workshop course prep with Mari Fujita

W2021 term 1 - August 15 to 31, 2021

Undergraduate Academic Assistant – 1 open positions
~10 hours/week up to 20 hours total at $22.23/hour 
Total Pay: $444.60

Overview of Duties:
Provide support and assistance with course preparation and organization for instructor. Coordinate with instructor. Arrange course meetings.  

Qualifications:
Open to all SALA students that, at a minimum, have completed their first year. Candidates should have knowledge and experience of online teaching platform, including Zoom and Miro. Strong visual and verbal communication skills required. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically.  Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. Ability to effectively support instructor as they develop course content. Organizational skills requisite to schedule, manage, and communicate course times and structures.

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - DES 421 - Design Theory with Leslie Van Duzer

Learn more about this course below.

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hours per week up to 73 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $2,467.40

Overview of Duties:
Attend all lectures; help lead 30-minute, small group reading discussions in the lecture section; participate in the midterm project reviews/grading; assist with two fields trips; develop and deliver four tutorials.  

Qualifications:
Masters-level SALA student. Must be highly reliable. The ideal candidate will have good reading comprehension, diagramming and graphic design skills. They must be comfortable leading small group discussions and presenting tutorials to 30 students.

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021


Course overview:
This is the first offering of a new, required theory course for all BDES students. In this class, students will learn to accommodate/assimilate new precedents productively, developing research and diagramming skills as they are exposed to hundreds of important buildings and landscapes. The course material will be delivered in lectures, assigned readings, tutorials, and field trips. Students will be responsible for short reading reflections and participation in discussions, three presentations and one analytical model. A final exam may be assigned (TBD). 

Schedule:
The course is divided into four thematic sections; for a typical three-week schedule, see below: 

TOPIC 1 
Tu 9.14 Sub-topic 1: lecture + reading discussion (Instructor + GTA)  
Th 9.16 Sub-topic 2: lecture + reading discussion (Instructor + GTA) 

Tu 9.21 Sub-topic 3: lecture + tutorial (Instructor + GTA) 
Th 9.23 Student presentations on Topic 1 (Instructor only) 

Tu 9.28 Student presentations on Topic 1 (Instructor only) 
Th 9.30 Field trip (Instructor + GTA) 

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - HPB 506 - Capstone II: New building energy systems design with Andrea Frisque

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hours per week up to 72 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $2,433.60

Overview of Duties:
Support the students in their project work, in class and outside of class. Maintain the course website and blog. Lead and coordinate student breakout group discussion. Support with student communications and communications with industry guests. Administrative tasks such as booking rooms if necessary. Lecture attendance is mandatory. 

Qualifications:
Current Master of Architecture or Mechanical Engineering student with interests 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 experience with making and maintaining a Miro board and managing the course Canvas page.  Must be able to lead project discussion groups and support communications with project industry partners. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in group or one-on-one situations. Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning.  Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - LARC 316 - Trees and Shrubs in Landscape with Douglas Justice

Learn more about this course here.

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m. t0 12:30 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hours per week up to 52 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $1,757.60

Overview of Duties:
Creating online maps for plant tours; leading reviews and objective marking.

Qualifications:
Successful completion of LARC 316 (or equivalent experience), solid working knowledge of woody plants of the Pacific Northwest (identification and use in design), and patience and keen interest in teaching and assisting are required. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically.  Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning.  Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - LARC 415 - Plant Design with David Tracey

Learn more about this course here.

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Hybrid web-based delivery with online lectures Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~12 hours per week up to 168 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $5,678.40

Overview of Duties:
Assist with preparing and organizing course materials; set up Canvas course page prior to the course starting date; attend online lectures; monitor online discussions during lectures and answer questions; facilitate asynchronous online post interactions; help students with technical difficulties; provide detailed marking and feedback information for assessments; share experience and plant knowledge for ecologically inspired selection criteria; offer consultation on course themes. 

Qualifications:
Must have flexibility and resourcefulness to deal with new and changing situations and tasks.  Ability to show patience in working with students learning new software, and communicate effectively in full online class or one-on-one situations. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn in a digital environment. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead tutorial sessions that facilitate student learning using Canvas. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and design synthesis. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Supportive, compassionate and patient approach with student learning. Candidates with plant knowledge and experience in online learning preferred. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.  In the cover letter, explain why you are interested in this course and how your experience matches the requirements. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - LARC 532 - Landscape Technologies II with Joseph Dahmen

Learn more about this course here.

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hours per week up to 40 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $1,325.00

Overview of Duties:
Provide assistance with organizing the course material; Give small group software tutorials, and one-on-one instruction/tutorials by appointment after class. Within UBC’s safety protocols, may be required to assist with live broadcasts from job sites and or other locations. 

Qualifications:
MLA student who has completed LARC 532. Strong interest and a good knowledge in detailing. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Vectorworks. Rhino skills count as a bonus. Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. Ability to work across different remote communication platforms including Zoom, Miro, and UBC Canvas. Transportation to job sites is helpful but not required. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GTA - LARC 541 - Landscape Planning & Management with Patrick Mooney

Learn more about this course here.

W2021 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2021
Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hours per week up to 78 hours total at $33.80/hour
Total Pay: $2,636.40

Overview of Duties:
Review assignments, providing written comments to students; some attendance at lectures are required. 

Qualifications:
Previous training in landscape planning and ecosystem services at the Master’s level. Successful completion of LARC 541 is preferred. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically.  Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assists student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning. 

How to apply:
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter. 

Application deadline:
July 7, 2021

Updated June 18, 2021 | Posted June 15, 2021

GAA - Summer workshop assistant

July to August 6, 2021
20 hours per week at $22.23/hour

SALA has an immediate opening for a person to help with various workshop tasks. Must be available at least 20 hours per week through July and up to August 6. The successful candidate will need to be highly capable with all workshop machinery.

Position description:

This position performs various tasks that will be needed to get the workshop ready for September operation. Tasks will include building storage systems, doing final-touch work on rooms, as well as contributing to the final design touches for workbenches. Other tasks may involve 3D printing, laser cutting and moving furniture as needed. Basic skills in Rhino and experience with cabinetmaking desired. Ability to lift 65lbs. 

This position works under the supervision of the Workshop manager.  

How to apply:
Contact Graham Entwistle, SALA Workshop Supervisor at gentwistle@sala.ubc.ca 

Posted June 18, 2021

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 SALA HR at hr@sala.ubc.ca.

Other opportunities

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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca