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

GTA – ARCH 577C|DES 450I Seminar: Block Party!: Digital Techniques at the Neighbourhood Scale

S2021 - June 21 to August 11, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
~7 hours/week – 56 hours total at $33.14/hour
Total Pay: $1,855.84

Supervisor: Thomas Gaudin

Overview of Duties:

Attend class, provide some in-class tutorial assistance (virtual), provide administrative support (gather information for students, facilitate grouping of students, provide logistical support), and provide advice and critical feedback to students outside of class (up to 2 hrs/week)

Qualifications:

Current SALA student who has successfully completed ARCH 517 or equivalent. Applicants must be organized and willing to learn course material in advance in order to provide assistance to students during class. Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and must be able to convey technical knowledge in an understandable manner. Applicants must have an advanced knowledge of Grasshopper and Rhino 3D and must be comfortable with data management in Grasshopper and plugin installation and utilization.

How to apply: Complete the online application form and upload a  CV, cover letter, list of software proficiencies, and relevant work samples (up to 5 pages in pdf format)

Application Deadline: April 6, 2021

Posting: March 23, 2021

GTA – LARC 582C AutoCAD Workflow for Landscape Architecture Construction

S2021 - May 11 to July 17, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~8 hours/week – 48 hours total at $33.14/hour
Total Pay: $1,590.72

Supervisor: Lisa Lang

Overview of Duties:

Assist with troubleshooting during course lectures (attendance required), assignment preparation. Support students in their project work, in class and outside of class. Maintain the course website and blog. Support with leadership and coordination of student breakout group discussions on Zoom.

Qualifications:

SALA student with advanced experience using AutoCAD. Ability and comfort with providing feedback on drawings.  Ability to patiently troubleshoot and coach students through technical issues with AutoCAD is required. Must be available for tutorials outside of regular class time. Ability to explain subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead discussion sessions that facilitate student learning. 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; Submission of a brief folio of materials (CAD files and/or PDFs) *demonstrating proficiency with AutoCAD is required

Application Deadline: April 12, 2021

Posting: March 29, 2021

GTA – UDES 509C|DES 450J Three Great Waves Changing Cities

S2021 - May 1 to June 10, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Learn more about this course here.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
~12 hours/week – 72 hours total at $33.14/hour
Total Pay: $2,386.08

Supervisor: Patrick Condon

Overview of Duties:

Co-moderate two online discussions a week; Provide consultation to students for clarification of delivered course content, assignment preparation, and review of submissions with feedback only (no grading); Aid instructor in posting class content. Lecture attendance is mandatory. 

Qualifications:

Current SALA graduate student. Ability to show support, patience and compassion in working with students learning, and communicate effectively in full class or one-on-one situations. Mastery of the course academic material. Ability to help students actively learn through explaining subject matter clearly and logically. Ability to effectively lead discussion sessions that facilitate student learning. Ability to effectively assist student learning by enabling different sets of skills, including oral and verbal communications, problem solving, and critical thinking. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

Application Deadline: April 20, 2021

Posting: April 6, 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 Alexandra Gunn, Manager of Administration and Human Resources, at hr@sala.ubc.ca.

Other opportunities

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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca