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

Mandatory TA training

All Teaching Assistants (TAs) working in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are required to complete a mandatory TA Training session.

We are offering the following sessions this term:

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom meeting link will be provided to all registered TAs.

As the training session involves active engagement the course completion certificate as well as compensation for the training will be provided for only those in attendance.  If you are unable to attend a recording of the session and other TA resources will be made available.  Alternatively, another training will be made scheduled in January 2023.

Who is required to attend?

- If you are a new TA commencing your first TA appointment in Fall 2022

- If you are a returning TA and have not yet completed the mandatory training (Returning TAs are not required to attend if they have successfully completed the TA Training in a previous term.)

Please note, for all those required to join, your attendance/completion of the training session will be logged to allow SALA HR to process the payment for the training hours.  

How do I register for a session?

Register for a session option here. TAs in attendance will receive a certificate, so please ensure you include all the information in your RSVP.

If you are an experienced TA (with at least 1 year of TA experience) and are interested in developing and delivering resources to support current and future SALA TAs, please TA Training Coordinator position below. 

Current job opportunities

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Winter 2022 term 1

GAA | TA Training Coordinator

September 2022 (Immediate start) to April 30 2023

Graduate Academic Assistant – Up to 3 open positions
Up to 100 per position (pased on two positions) at $33.80/hour 

Overview of duties:

In recognition of UBC’s Teaching Assistants and their important contributions to teaching and learning, the University is committed to providing support that addresses their needs while they develop competencies and skills relevant to their professional lives, and that enhances teaching excellence overall at UBC. From this initiative, SALA was awarded funding to develop, deliver, and assess a SALA-centric TA training program. The funding will be allocated to developing resources to support new and existing TAs.

The successful candidates will be responsible for developing resources and delivering both synchronous and asynchronous materials:

• SALA TA Training session (synchronous) led by SALA’s TA Coordinator(s)

o Introduce university and school policies and processes

o Interactive sessions discussing TA scenarios; EDI, mental health, coaching and leadership.

• Asynchronous Resources: Sourcing, creating, and disseminating online resources; including but not limited to TA resource page on SALA website, blog, SALA TA Handbook, videos, Canvas support and infographics.

Learning outcomes from the SALA TA Training program:

1. Develop time management skills for successful completion of TA tasks.

2. Develop strategies for fair, consistent and objective marking.

3. Act in accordance with the department’s expectations regarding safety and risk management.

4. Monitor their work to ensure they are fulfilling all TA duties including confidentiality, safety, and proper handling of personal student data.

5. Develop professional relationships within the school (students, staff, and faculty)

6. Develop coaching and team leadership skills.

7. Create an inclusive and equitable learning environment in the classroom.

8. Develop an understanding of how to engage with Indigenous topics

9. Learn how to address student mental health concerns and give references to wellness resources.

10. Build a community where senior TAs can share their experience with other TAs.

11. Comfortably use technology needed to run classes online (when needed).

12. Develop confidence in the facilitation of classroom discussion.

13. Develop advanced techniques to teach collaboratively.


Applicants should be a current SALA grad student with at least 1 year of GTA experience. Other key characteristics for persons undertaking this position would be that they be personable, approachable, and have good communication skills.


TA Training for 2022 Winter Term 1 will be delivered on Oct 3. We aim to have this position(s) filled and the candidates available to attend this session as part of their onboarding/training.


TA Training Coordinator will report directly to the SALA HR Specialist, Daljeet Meet; dmeet@sala.ubc.ca

How to apply:
Please contact Daljeet Meet; dmeet@sala.ubc.ca

Application deadline:
October 5, 2022

Posted September 29, 2022

GTA | ARCH 504A/F: Architectural History I with Sara Stevens

Winter 2022 term 1

Tue Thu 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hours per week up to 80 hours total at $33.80/hour 

Overview of duties:
Marking of student assignments for undergraduate and masters’ students. Does not require class attendance. Work will be concentrated around times when assignments are due, but can be completed remotely/asynchronously.

Ph.D. student who is capable of independent work and providing constructive feedback on written assignments, especially research papers, in architectural history, ideally in a related field (art history, geography, history, etc.). Student will be able to evaluate thesis statements, the quality of scholarly sources used as evidence, the interpretation of visual material as evidence, etc. on short case study research papers that will study architectural projects primarily in the 1700s and 1800s. Subject area expertise is preferred but not required.

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

Application deadline:
September 14, 2022

Updated September 7, 2022

GTA  | LARC 595: Graduate Project I with Susan Herrington

Winter 2022 term 1

Wed 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hours per week up to 52 hours total at $33.80/hour 

Overview of duties:
Give virtual desk-crits, lead virtual reading discussions, give tutorials on drawing and animations, assist in the construction of assignments, and organization of reviews.

Priority given to PhD students, current MASA and MASLA students, and students who have completed ARCH 548 or LARC 595. 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, cover letter, and short portfolio of recent work.

Application deadline:
Until position is filled

Reposted July 21, 2022



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.

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