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
  • library and resource collections 

Current job opportunities

LARC 444/553: Green Network Planning (GTA)

Instructor: Cynthia Girling
2019W - Term 1
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 5.5 hrs per week 
72 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $2253.60

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Mark Exams, Quizzes, Assignments, Lab Reports, and/or Project Reports as directed by the Instructor; Instruct  students in scheduled lab sessions to aid with assignments, course materials, etc., as directed by the Instructor; Organize readings, collect and review specific assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS 
A PhD student is preferred. Masters students who have completed their first year and have an interest in green systems planning in cities may also apply. SALA, SCARP and Urban Forestry students are encouraged to apply. The student will ideally have knowledge of ArcGIS or another GIS application (not mandatory).

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Updated June 20, 2019

LARC 551/ARCH 541: Professional Practice (GTA)

Instructor: Cynthia Girling
2019W - Term 2 - Tues and Thu 11:00 to 12:30
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 5.5 hrs per week for 13 weeks
72 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $2253.60

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 SCARP, Law, or Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering applicants must have at least 1 year of professional experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
July 8, 2019  

Updated June 24, 2019

HPB 506 Capstone: New Building Energy Systems Design (GTA)

Instructor: Andrea Frisque
2019W - Term 1 - Thu 13:30 to 17:30
About this course: Students will take a building under design and work with the designers towards a high performance energy system. The project will be a proposed high performance building with a client, a design team, and energy performance objectives

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 7 hrs per week 
Up to 80 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $2504.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Support the students in their project work, both in and outside of class; Maintain the course website and blog; Assist students with project development; Support student communications and communications with industry guests; Prepare the course project; Administrative tasks; Course attendance and office hours outside of class time will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Master’s or PhD level student with bachelor’s degree in architecture or mechanical engineering and an 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. 

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Updated July 12, 2019

ARCH 512: Architectural structures I (GTA)

Instructor: AnnaLisa Meyboom
2019W - Term 1 - Tue and Thu 9:30 to 11:00
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 4 hrs per week 
52 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $1627.60

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Mark midterm 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.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Updated July 5, 2019

ARCH 568/LARC 525/582: Research methods (GTA)

Instructor: Thena Tak
2019W - Term 1 - Fri 9:30 to 12:30
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 12 hrs per week 
Up to 165 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $5164.50

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Facilitate class discussion and mark assignments. Class meeting attendance is required. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Must be enrolled in a PhD level program. Significant familiarity with contemporary architectural theory required. 

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Updated July 5, 2019

ARCH 502/LARC 511/ENDS 101: Introductory Workshop (GTA)

Instructor: AnnaLisa Meyboom and TBA
2019S - August 26 to 30, 2019
Learn more about Introductory Workshop here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Up to 9 open positions
Approximately 30 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: Approximately $939.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Lead tours, assist with social events, and provide in-class assistance and tutorials. Course attendance is required.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Successful completion of first year of SALA professional design program; good knowledge of Vancouver; very strong organizational and communication skills. Some teaching experience preferred. MLA students are encouraged to apply. 

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
July 19, 2019 

Updated July 12, 2019

 

ENDS 402: Environmental design studio IV (GTA)

Instructor: Mari Fujita
2019W - Term 1 - Tue and Fri 13:30 to 17:30, Thu 14:00 to 18:00

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 10 hrs total at $31.85/hr
Total pay: $4140.50

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
May include: giving desk‐crits, leading pin‐ups and discussions, giving tutorials on drawing and model‐building, assisting in the construction of assignments, organization of external reviews and organizing tours.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in the MArch or MLA program and good leadership and communication skills are required. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Due to scheduling conflicts, students enrolled in MLA or MArch studios are not eligible to apply to this position. 

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Updated July 18, 2019

 

Course support hiring for Winter 2019 (terms 1 & 2) will continue throughout the summer. If you have applied for any Teaching Assistant positions, note that we do not post or otherwise share the results.

Reminder: If you were a TA for a course last year, you must apply in order to be considered for a position this year.

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. We encourage applications from 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. 

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.

If you have any questions about any of the terms for any position, please contact Tracy Satterfield, Student HR Coordinator at hr@sala.ubc.ca.

Other opportunities

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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca