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


We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in the Department of Psychology. Sessional lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months.


There are no current job postings.


Teaching Assistants

Psychology anticipates up to the equivalent of 35 positions to be filled by a combination of
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs)
for its Psychology courses for the September and January terms. UTAs will only be hired if
graduate students do not take the option of these positions or if more funding becomes available.

The courses for which we need GTAs /UTAs include:
PSYO 111 and 121
PSYO 270 and 271
PSYO 372 and 373
PSYO courses at the 200 level
PSYO courses at the 300 level

To apply for a UTA position, the student must be enrolled in a full-time bachelor degree program
at UBC Okanagan [Note: A full-time student is defined as minimum of 18 credits (2 terms) for the
Winter Session]. All applicants, including international students, must be permitted to work in
Canada and live in British Columbia until at least April 30, 2024.

The successful Teaching Assistant may be involved in the following:

  • marking assignments, mid-terms, quizzes, and exams
  • discussion periods
  • tutorials and lectures
  • invigilation duties
  • academic assistance to students in office hours
  • various duties as appointed by the course Instructor

The hours will not exceed an average of 12 hours per week. Successful candidates could be
assigned duties in one or more undergraduate courses. Wages as stated in the current BCGEU
Collective Agreement are as follows:

  • Graduate TA1 (PhD program): $36.82 per hour ($14,137.52 annual rate Sept. – Apr.)
  • Graduate TA2 (Master’s program): $35.48 per hour ($13,623.04 annual rate Sept. – Apr.)
  • Undergraduate TA (bachelors program): $19.54 per hour ($7,503.68 annual rate Sept. – Apr.


Please email your resume, cover letter, and completed application form to by April 30, 2023. All applications received after this date will be kept on file in case all positions are not filled, and a secondary round is required.

**All positions are subject to budgetary approval and based on enrolment**


Please contact for inquiries.

UBC Okanagan hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.