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

Material innovation in architecture research student

Work on a MITACS grant for Patkau Architects overseen by AnnaLisa Meyboom. The grant proposes to look at innovation in materials and assembly which are afforded by our new design and fabrication technology so that Patkau architects can take this material innovation and move it to a conceived and completed project.

This research will extend twenty+ years of design investigation conducted at Patkau Architects. Its purpose will be to synthesize recent furniture-scaled projects in stressed skin and bent sheet material constructions in order to do two things by the end of the internship:

1. Produce a prototype small-scale project that synthesizes lessons learned from preceding projects.

2. Formalize a larger scaled long-term research proposal, based on the gathered and synthesized knowledge, that endeavors to define a full-scale architectural technique or process that extends the formal and structural vocabulary of contemporary wood design and construction.

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
The student will be in direct interaction with the Design Lab Director, Pete Wenger, and the President and Design Lead of the company, John Patkau. Because this work is inherently exploratory and the methodologies are anti-formulaic, specific activities can range widely and resist detailed description. Additionally, our course of action will depend to some extent on the student’s particular aptitude. That said, the student can expect to be involved in any or all of the following:

1. Physical making with paper, wood and other materials.

2. Digital studies, including 3D modeling, scripting, rendering.

3. Drafting for shop-drawings and manufacture.

4. Presentation drawing and image making.

5. Interaction with professional fabrication facilities.The intern will have a desk and access to Patkau’s in-house workshop. Any software, physical materials, or tools required for the work will be provided by Patkau Architects, with the exception of any large-scale CNC tech that may be provided by the school. The intern will be exposed to a wide range of expertise including digital tools, physical making techniques and, most importantly, an intense, experimental creative process that is not often found in the professional world.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current MArch student with excellent design skills as well as excellent oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, and design synthesis skills. Excellent skills in digital design including Rhino and Grasshopper. Demonstrated experience with digital fabrication.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form, provide a link to a portfolio and upload a CV and cover letter. Position is subject to grant approval.

Updated July 2, 2020

ARCH 597: Themes and Topics in Architecture (GTA)

Instructor: Tijana Vujosevic
W2020 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – up to 3 open positions
~9 hrs per week - 120 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $3,976.80

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; Write discussion/session plans and moderate two online discussion sessions a week with two groups of up to 15 students; Respond to student inquiries; Attend bi-weekly planning meetings with instructor; Aid instructor in posting class content online. Number of positions will be based on enrolment.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Completion of required MArch history‐theory sequence or undergraduate degree in architectural or art history is required. Will also consider March candidate with undergraduate degree in the humanities. Should have excellent communicating skills as demonstrated in the sample paper. Must have willingness and ability to supervise students’ drawing exercises. Some teaching experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV, cover letter and a writing sample (paper written for an architectural history course).

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 13, 2020 

Posted: August 6, 2020

LARC 522: Landscape Architectural History (GTA)

Instructor: Gemma McLintock
W2020 Term 1 – September 1 to December 31, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hrs per week - 52 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,723.28

This position will be filled by an incumbent and is being posted for informational purposes only.

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; revise and maintain course related material; help students with course-related assignments; proctor tests, midterms, and quizzes; and give an occasional lecture.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Successful completion of LARC 522 is required. MLA student with a humanities or history undergraduate degree is preferred. Prior experience as a teaching assistant is an asset. Excellent written communication skills are required to provide prompt and clear guidance and feedback to students on course material and course-related assignments. Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively in support of interactive class activities when using distance learning platforms such as video conferencing. Able to provide support in producing digital presentation materials. 

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 20, 2020 

Posted: August 7, 2020

ARCH 411: Materials and Methods of Construction (GTA)

Instructor: Bill Pechet
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Thursdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hrs per week - 39 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,292.46

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist with preparation of class lecture material, project critiques, and evaluation of student work. Attendance at all lectures and workshops is required.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current MArch student with undergraduate degree in Architecture and/or Building Sciences. Experience in structures, material detailing, and construction drawings is preferred. Must have interest and empathy in the role of teaching design.  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
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 5|404F: Architectural History I (GTA)

Instructor: Sara Stevens
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~9 hrs per week - 120 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $3,976.80

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; Lead an online discussion group for both graduate and undergraduate students on the lecture content and readings; Attend weekly planning meetings; Provide tutorials outside of class (office hours) for both graduate and undergraduate students; Grade undergraduate assignments and quizzes; Coordinate discussions with graduate and undergraduate students on possible paper topics and research methods. There may be an opportunity to devise in-class activities appropriate to lectures and discussion and an option to prepare and present an in-class mini-lecture.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Completion of required MArch history‐theory sequence or undergraduate degree in architectural or art history or equivalent is required. Will also consider MArch candidate with undergraduate degree in the humanities. 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 assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, planning.   Some teaching experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 504F: Architectural History I (GTA)

Instructor: Sara Stevens
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~7 hrs per week - 95 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $3,148.30

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; Lead an online discussion group for both graduate and undergraduate students on the lecture content and readings; Attend weekly planning meetings; Provide tutorials outside of class (office hours) for both graduate and undergraduate students; Coordinate discussions with graduate and undergraduate students on possible paper topics and research methods. There may be an opportunity to devise in-class activities appropriate to lectures and discussion and an option to prepare and present an in-class mini-lecture. Number of positions will be based on enrolment.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Completion of required MArch history‐theory sequence or undergraduate degree in architectural or art history or equivalent is required. Will also consider MArch candidate with undergraduate degree in the humanities. 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 assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, planning.   Some teaching experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV, cover letter and writing sample (paper written for an architectural history course).

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 5|405F: Architectural History II (GTA)

Instructor: Tijana Vujosevic
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~9 hrs per week - 120 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $3,976.80

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; Lead an in-class/online discussion group for both graduate and undergraduate students on the lecture content and readings; Attend weekly planning meetings; Provide tutorials outside of class (office hours) for both graduate and undergraduate students: Grade undergraduate assignments and quizzes; Coordinate discussions with graduate and undergraduate students on research and visual presentation in final assignments. There may be an opportunity to devise in-class activities appropriate to lectures and discussion and an option to prepare and present an in-class mini-lecture.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Completion of required MArch history‐theory sequence or undergraduate degree in architectural or art history or equivalent is required. Will also consider MArch candidate with undergraduate degree in the humanities. 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 assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, planning.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 512: Architectural Structures I (GTA)

Instructor: Annalisa Meyboom
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hrs per week - 52 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,723.28

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
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 523: Contemporary Theories in Architecture (GTA)

Instructor: Christina Gray
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Fridays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~9 hrs per week - 120 hours total at $34.44/hr
Total pay: $4,132.80

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend lectures; Lead an in-class/online discussion group on the lecture content and readings; Provide tutorials outside of class (office hours); Grade assignments and quizzes; Administer course website and online environment; Source and compile course materials; Administrative tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Must be a current PhD student whose research project is in architectural history, or a PhD student with equivalent coursework to required MArch history‐theory sequence, or PhD student with undergraduate degree in architectural or art history. Must have excellent communication skills and ability to creatively present information. Some teaching experience preferred.  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, teamwork, leadership, planning.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 531: Architectural Technology II (GTA)

Instructor: Gregory Johnson
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hrs per week - 52 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,723.28

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Provide consultation to students for clarification of delivered course content, assignment preparation, and review of submissions with feedback only (no grading). The majority of the work will be outside of the regular class hours.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Completion of two required MArch Architectural Technology courses (ARCH 511 & 531) or equivalent. A previous degree in engineering or building technology with construction and/or building science experience would be preferred. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, and planning.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 533: Environmental Systems and Controls II (GTA)

Instructor: Adam Rysanek
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~10 hrs per week - 130 hours total at $34.44/hr
Total pay: $4,477.20

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist in the grading of assignments and projects, and facilitate preparation of teaching material. Some involvement with (virtual) class tours and class tutorials will be expected. Holding office hours with students to field questions on course assignments and course material will also be expected.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Must be a current PhD student. Must have successfully completed ARCH 513 and 533 or equivalent. Strong interest in green building design is preferred, with preference to candidates with prior professional and/or research experience in the green buildings sector. Experience with Rhino Grasshopper is useful, but not required. Candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to effectively lead discussion groups which facilitate 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
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 27, 2020

ARCH 574|HPB 501: Green Building Contemporary Practice (GTA)

Instructor: John Madden
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hrs per week - 39 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,292.46

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Prepare and conduct in-class exercises and facilitate discussion sessions; maintain course blog; design and support class discussion forums in consultation with instructor. Assist class participants in the production of course assignments including developing case studies based on class topics. Coordinate access to course reading list materials.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Graduate or Post Graduate Student in the field of Architecture, Building Science, Engineering, or Planning. The candidate should possess a good understanding of sustainable building design concepts, principles and frameworks and preferably have LEED certification. Preference given to candidates that have experience as GTA and possess strong graphic and technical design skills. 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.  Please note that we are seeking one individual to fill both GAA and GTA positions.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: August 5, 2020

LARC 523: Landscape Architecture Theory (GTA)

Instructor: Sara Jacobs
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hrs per week - 39 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,292.46

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attendance in class during approximately 50% of the class time to support students with reading and discussion preparations and questions they may have related to the assignments and readings. Approximately the same amount of time would be allocated for gathering course materials such as readings and case studies, and meeting with students outside of class time to discuss course readings and content.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in a master's level design degree program and good leadership and communication skills are required. Candidates must have taken LARC 523 in the Spring of 2020. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Applicants must have strong critical thinking skills to explain course subject matter clearly and confidently. Finally, in their application materials, candidates should demonstrate an interest in landscape theory and course subject matter.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV, cover letter and short portfolio of recent work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

LARC 525: Research Methods (GTA) - *UPDATE*

Instructor: Fionn Byrne
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~9 hrs per week - 120 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $3,976.80

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist in collation of course readings, track attendance, assist in delivery of course using Zoom, facilitate small group discussions on Zoom, offer advice to students on assignments. Class meeting attendance is required.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Must be enrolled in a Masters level program at SALA. Significant familiarity with contemporary landscape architectural theory required. Ability to help students actively learn by offering individualized suggestions on landscape architects, theorists, projects and readings to aide their projects.  Ability to explain subject matter clearly and confidently. Excellent written and oral communication to be able to communicate effectively in a tactful manner.  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. Familiarity with Zoom and Canvas required.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 30, 2020
Update: August 7, 2020, reduced working hours from 
~12 hrs per week - 156 hours to ~9 hrs per week - 120 hours

LARC 541: Landscape Planning & Management (GTA)

Instructor: Patrick Mooney
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hrs per week - 78 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $2,584.92

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
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

LARC 551|ARCH 541: Professional Practice (GAA)

Instructor: Cynthia Girling and Nicholas Paczkowski
W2020 Term 2 – December 14 to December 31, 2020
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Academic Assistant – 1 open position
~6.5 hrs per week - up to 18 hours total at $21.37/hr
 

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Update class blog, take attendance, research, compile, and/or photocopy/scan course materials, collect and set up AV equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in MArch or MLA preferred. Should have good organizational and communication skills. Please note that we are seeking one individual to fill both GAA and GTA positions. 

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

LARC 551|ARCH 541: Professional Practice (GTA)

Instructor: Cynthia Girling and Nicholas Paczkowski
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6.5 hrs per week - 85 hours total at $34.44/hr
Total pay: $2,927.40

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Mark exams, quizzes, assignments, and/or project reports and invigilate exams. GTA will also assist with quiz preparation and upload to Canvas.

QUALIFICATIONS 
A PhD student who is studying under a SALA faculty member with at least 1 year of professional experience in the practice of landscape architecture or architecture is preferred. We will also consider PhD students in Law or Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering applicants must have at least 1 year of professional experience. Ability to help students actively learn by offering suggestions on course materials to aide their projects.  Ability to explain subject matter clearly and confidently. Excellent written and oral communication to be able to communicate effectively in a tactful manner. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, planning. Familiarity with Zoom and Canvas required. Please note that we are seeking one individual to fill both GAA and GTA positions.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

DES 110: Measured Architectural Drawing (GTA)

Instructor: Arthur Leung
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – up to 2 open positions
~4 hrs per week - 52 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,723.28

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist with in-class tutorials and provide feedback during critiques; Provide one-on-one guidance to students during office hours; Assist with grading assignments; Assist with classroom set-up; Accompany the class on a scheduled field trip. Number of positions will be based on enrolment.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current SALA student with good foundational knowledge of drawing types, and experience with analog drawing techniques. Strong communication skills in conveying techniques and discourse through verbal instructions and visual demonstrations by hand. Ability to effectively assist students in a tactful and considerate manner, especially when introducing students to the methods of design critique. Ability to effectively lead group discussions that facilitate student learning, and promote a positive and comfortable learning environment. Ability to carefully fulfill duties as directed, and in a punctual manner.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

DES 130: Design Culture and Ecology (GTA)

Instructor: TBA
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Thursdays 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – up to 5 open positions
~12 hrs per week - 156 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $5,169.84

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend one 1.5-hour lecture per week by instructor and conduct two 2-hour tutorials per week with two groups of up to 12 students. Sessions will include discussion of lecture and readings, followed by collaborative design exercises. Responsibilities will include preparing course materials, managing group projects within the sessions, arranging critiques of design exercises, tracking student attendance, and grading design exercises, quizzes, and exams. Successful candidates must be able to cover assigned tutorial sessions. Number of positions will be based on enrolment. Successful candidates must be able to cover assigned tutorial sessions. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current PhD or Master-level student in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design with strong design skills and an interest in gaining teaching experience in a design context. Specific skills required include:   Mastery of the course academic material.  Ability to help diverse students learn effectively. Ability to explain different design approaches and methodologies clearly.  Ability to lead productive critiques in individual and group settings. Ability to effectively lead discussion groups that facilitate student learning. Excellent organizational skills. Candidates will require excellent written and oral communication to be able to communicate concepts effectively and engage in design critiques in a precise and tactful manner.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

DES 202: Design Studio II (GTA)

Instructor: Leslie Van Duzer
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – up to 2 open positions
~10 hrs per week - 130 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $4,308.20

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Give desk-crits; Lead pin-ups and discussions; Give tutorials on drawing and model-building; Organize external reviews; Organize tours.

QUALIFICATIONS 
This position is open to MArch or MLA students. Prior teaching experience, especially working with undergraduate design students, is preferred but not required. Applicants should possess strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate eloquently in writing and verbally. Applicants should have the ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically, to effectively lead group discussions, and to enable different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, graphic communication, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership. Applicants should possess strong design and representation skills, and ample empathy and patience. Due to scheduling conflicts, students enrolled in MLA or MArch studios are not eligible to apply to this position.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 30, 2020

DES 230: Sustainability by Design (GTA)

Instructor: Patrick Condon
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Thursdays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – up to 5 open positions
~12 hrs per week - 156 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $5,169.84

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Attend one 1.5-hour lecture per week by instructor and conduct two 2-hour tutorials per week with two groups of up to 12 students. Sessions will include discussion of lecture and readings, followed by collaborative design exercises. Responsibilities will include preparing course materials, managing group projects within the sessions, arranging critiques of design exercises, tracking student attendance, and grading design exercises, quizzes, and exams. Number of available positions will be based on enrolment. Successful candidates must be able to cover assigned tutorial sessions.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current PhD or Master level student in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design with a strong interest in gaining experience teaching design to undergraduate students in gateway course to the DES program. Applicants who have successfully completed courses in sustainable design are 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.  Previous teaching experience working independently with undergraduates is helpful, but not required.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

DES 232: Material Culture (GTA)

Instructor: Lindsey Nette and David Schellingerhoudt
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Fridays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~4 hrs per week - 52 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $1,723.28

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Responsibilities will include preparing course materials, leading and managing discussions within the sessions, and grading assignments, quizzes and exams. Must be available during class time and have an interest in teaching and interacting with undergraduate students. Some of the work will be outside of the regular class hours.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Must be a student in the Landscape Architecture or Architecture graduate programs. 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
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 2020

ENDS 401: Environmental Design Studio III (GTA)

Instructor: Bill Pechet
W2020 Term 2 – January 1 to April 30, 2021
Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
~10 hrs per week - 130 hours total at $33.14/hr
Total pay: $4,308.20

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Give critiques to student teams and individual students, lead pin‐ups and discussions, give tutorials on drawing and model‐building, assist in the construction of assignments, and organize external reviews and tours.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in the MArch or LArch program and good leadership skills are required.  GTA will also require excellent written and oral communication skills to be able to communicate effectively in a helpful manner. Prior teaching experience 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, graphic communication, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy, teamwork, leadership, planning.  Due to scheduling conflicts, students enrolled in MLA or MArch studios are not eligible to apply to this position.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
August 16, 2020 

Original posting: July 28, 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.

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