Teaching Assistantships

Within Sociology, all positions of teaching support service are referred to as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and are appointed as GTA1, GTA2 or Undergraduate classifications. TAs will assist with a variety of course related activities, and may include setting up and assisting in discussion groups, assisting in marking assignments and examinations, invigilation of exams, and carrying out related work.

Applicants for the Teaching Assistant positions must have a suitable background, normally be a graduate student in the course subject area; however, 4th year undergraduates with appropriate backgrounds can also apply. Applicants must be a registered student at UBC in a degree program.

TA’s are expected to be available for the duration of their contract and must discuss periods of unavailability with course instructor prior to accepting any offers.  TA’s may be required to invigilate exams for courses other than those which they may be TA’ing for during the period of their TA appointment.


Application: will be available Mid-May 2017. 



Please note:

Each appointment will be in accordance with the CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement (CUPE 2278). Please note, TA’s are appointed based on their classification (see SCHEDULE A – WAGES AND CLASSIFICATIONS of the CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement).

  • Current pay rates according to CUPE 2278 (subject to change)