2023 Summer Teaching Assistant Positions

The Department of Linguistics invites UBC students to submit an application to work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in one or both 2023 Summer Terms.  TA’s work 24 hours per week under the direction of the course instructor.  Please note that TAs must complete the work from within British Columbia during the employment period (that is, although the courses are online, TAs may not work from abroad).

Summer Term 1 (May 15 through June 30, 2023):

Summer Term 2 (July 4 through August 19, 2022):

Duties include:

  • Attending all (virtual) course lectures; helping to manage chat/discussions/breakout rooms.
  • Leading tutorials (for those courses with tutorials).
  • Participating in training and orientation sessions.
  • Facilitating small group activities and conversations.
  • Marking assignments and assessments.
  • Entering grades in Canvas.
  • Proofreading materials and assignment instructions.
  • Responding to student e-mails and questions in a timely manner.
  • Meeting with the course instructor regularly; ensuring collegial and functional communication.


Wage is determined by the student’s classification according to the CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement (https://cupe2278.ca/how-we-help/pay-rates/):

  • Undergraduate students (UTA I classification) will receive $22.77/hour
  • Graduate students with less than two years’ service as a TA (GTA II classification) will receive $33.80/hour
  • Graduate students who have completed two years’ service as a GTA (GTA I classification) will receive $35.13/hour

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted by March 17, 2023 via this form: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/2023s-ta-application/

Applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV); and
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your suitability for the role.


Only successful candidates will be contacted. Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/) and the collective agreement made between UBC and CUPE 2278.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. The positions listed in the links noted above are subject to budgetary approval and conditional upon satisfactory enrollment. Scheduled days of the week, times and assigned rooms are also subject to change.

Questions may be directed to ling.admin@ubc.ca.