Careers

Careers at UBC Okanagan

With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.

Faculty and Staff

We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff.

Faculty

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Tier 2 Canada Research Chair – Indigenous Youth Mental Health and Wellness (Job Opening ID #36596)

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, located on unceded Syilx territory, invites applications from exceptional emerging scholars for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Youth Mental Health and Wellness. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track. View full posting

Anthropology – Assistant Professor (Job Opening ID# 33891)

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, and is expected to start on July 1, 2020. View full posting

Indigenous Studies – Tenure-Track Faculty (Job Opening ID 34455 )

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, on the unceded Syilx territory, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty in Indigenous Studies. This is an open rank position to be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies unit of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. View full posting

For a full list of current openings, visit UBC’s Staff & Faculty Careers page.

 


Students

Teaching Assistants

Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for Community, Culture and Global Studies courses in the September and January terms.

2020/2021 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT (GTA) or UNDERGRADUATE (UTA)

Community, Culture and Global Studies requires a number of Teaching Assistants (GTA) or (UTA) for courses in both the September and January terms.    

COURSES:
ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 103 Introduction to World Archaeology
ANTH 170 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 205 Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
ANTH 218 Tourism, Desire and Difference
ANTH 227 Culture Health and Illness
ANTH 245 Culture and Environment
ANTH 260 Ethnobotany: Plants and People
ANTH 295R Exploring Archeology
ANTH 313 Anthropology of Gender
ANTH 320 Central American Indigenous Medicine
ANTH 490F Special topics: Anthropology of Food
GEOG 128 Human Geography: Space, Place, and Community
GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development, and Society
GEOG 201 Intro to Research in Sustainability and Geography
GWST 100 Gender, Race, Sexuality and Power I: An Introduction
GWST 110 Gender, Race, Sexuality and Power II: Everyday Life
GWST 215 Gender and Popular Culture
INDG 100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
INDG 102 Introduction to Indigeneity: Ways of Knowing
INDG 305 Indigenous Justice
INDG 309 Indigenous Perspectives on Health
INDG 319 Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Physical Activity

The successful Teaching Assistants may be involved in the following duties, among others to be determined by the supervisor:

  • assisting in marking assignments and exams
  • assisting with invigilating duties
  • delivering tutorials
  • assisting students academically during office hours

The average hours will be 6, 9, or 12 hours per week according to the position.     

Wages for TA’s:
MA students $32.79/hour (GTA 2)
PhD students $34.04/hour (GTA 1)
UTA $17.07

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: 

Please clearly identify the course(s) you are applying for and email your cover letter and current Curriculum vitae to Michele Bjornson at michele.bjornson@ubc.ca by April 30, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Please indicate previous TA or teaching experience, and identify the courses you have taken which would contribute to your qualifications to TA a particular subject. All applicants will be considered in accordance with the BCGEU preferred candidate pool (BCGEU letter of understanding #2).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.