GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS and UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS/MARKERSPsychology anticipates up to the equivalent of 16 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 372 and PSYO 373
PSYO 270 and PSYO 271
PSYO 111 and 121
PSYO courses at the 300 level
PSYO courses at the 200 level

To apply for a UTA the students must be enrolled in a full-time bachelor degree program at UBC Okanagan [Note: A full-time student is defined as minimum of 24 credits (2 terms) for the Winter Session]. All applicants including international students must be permitted to work in Canada until at least April 30, 2014.

The successful Teaching Assistant may be involved in the following:

instruction in labs
marking assignments, labs and exams
discussion periods
tutorials and lectures
invigilation duties
academic assistance to students in office hours

The hours will not exceed an average of 12 hours per week. Wages are currently under negotiation; in 2011-2012, they were as follows:

• GTA1 (Graduate Student in a PhD program): $30.98 per hour or $11,897.04 for September to April (annual rate).
• GTA2 (Graduate Student in a Master’s program): $29.85 per hour or $11,461.04 for September to April (annual rate).
• UTA (Student registered in a bachelors program): $15.24 per hour or $5,851.20 annual rate.
• Markers: $14.65 per hour or $5,626.48 annual rate.
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, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Please email your cover letter indicating the terms (1 and/or 2) you would like to work, and resume to Marla MacDonald at  marla.macdonald@ubc.caby April 30, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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