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

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Summer 2022

GAA | ARCH 502/LARC 511: Introductory Workshop with TBA

Summer 2022 - August 8 to 26, 2022 

Graduate Academic Assistant – 2 open positions
Up to 45 hours total at $22.67/hour

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:
Send CV and cover letter to Kees Lokman klokman@sala.ubc.ca and Blair Satterfield bsatterfield@sala.ubc.ca.

Application deadline:
July 7, 2022

Posted April 25, 2022

 

Winter 2022 term 1

GTA | DES 430: Environment, Urban Form, and Infrastructure with Daniel Roehr

Winter 2022 term 1

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Up to 2 open positions, dependent on registration
6 hour per week up to 84 hours total at $33.80/hour 

Overview of duties:
Attend course lectures, track participation and attendance. Aid with preparation and delivery of course materials, including blog administration and logistical support. Facilitate small group and large class-wide discussions on course content and readings. Participate in reviewing assignment submissions and provide student support via office hours; assist with fieldtrips.

Qualifications:
Current MLA students may apply. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in environmental design, urban forestry, or related fields.

Applicants must be responsible and highly organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to facilitate effective student learning and encourage critical engagement with course materials. Demonstrate strong design capabilities, particularly in analog and digital drawing. Must be comfortable leading student groups and presenting tutorials.

Motivated, enthusiastic, and supportive individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants with previous TA experience (minimum 1-2 years) are highly preferred.

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

Application deadline:
June 1, 2022

Posted May 6, 2022

GTA | LARC 540: Landscape Technologies I with TBA

Winter 2022 term 1

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

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.

Qualifications:
MLA student who has completed LARC 540. Proficiency in Rhino and ArcGIS. 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.

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

Application deadline:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

GTA | ARCH 513: Environmental Systems and Controls I with Adam Rysanek

Winter 2022 term 1

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~10 hours per week up to 130 hours total at $35.13/hour 

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:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

GTA | ARCH 532: Architectural Structures II with AnnaLisa Meyboom

Winter 2022 term 1

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

Overview of duties:
Mark assignments with an answer key; run tutorial sessions; assist with class preparation. Number of positions will be based on enrolment.

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:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

 

Winter 2022 term 2

GTA | LARC 523: Landscape Architecture Theory with Susan Herrington

Winter 2022 term 2

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~3 hours per week up to 39 hours total at $33.80/hour 

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 successfully completed 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:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

GTA | ARCH 533: Environmental Systems and Controls II with Adam Rysanek

Winter 2022 term 2

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~10 hours per week up to 130 hours total at $35.13/hour 

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:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

GTA | LARC 551/ARCH 541: Professional Practice with Cynthia Girling

Winter 2022 term 2

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6.5 hours per week up to 85 hours total at $34.44/hour 

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. Optional duty: prepare and deliver one lecture.

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. 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 a pre- term GAA position and the GTA position.

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

Application deadline:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 2022

GTA | LARC 541: Landscape Planning and Management with TBA

Winter 2022 term 2

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~6 hours per week up to 78 hours total at $33.80/hour 

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:
June 1, 2022

Reposted May 17, 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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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca