Linguistics Teaching Assistant Positions for Winter 2020 (January to April 2021)

The Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a number of Graduate or Undergraduate Teaching Assistant positions for the 2020 Winter academic sessions. UBC students are eligible to apply to assist with the following courses:

Term 2
January – April 2021


LING 100 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Lectures asynchronous, tutorials Fridays
There is one 100% position available.
Instructors: Danica Reid & Oksana Tkachman
LING/ENGL 140 Challenging Language Myths
M, W, F 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM,
There is one 100% position available.
Instructors: Gunnar Hansson & Ina Biermann
LING 201 Linguistic Theory and Analysis II
T, Th 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Tutorials Fridays
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Lisa Matthewson
LING 242 Computational Tools for Linguistic Analysis
M, W 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Labs Wednesdays
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Jungyeul Park
LING 311 Studies in Phonology
T, Th 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM + Tutorials on Friday
There is one 50% position available.
Instructor: Douglas Pulleyblank
LING 313 Introduction to Phonetics and Speech Science
M, W, F 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM + Labs on Monday
There is one 50% position available.
Instructor: Molly Babel
LING 319 Historical Linguistics
Tu, Th 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Emanuela Mileva
LING 433 Native Languages of the Americas
M, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Suzanne Gessner
LING 445 Sociolinguistics
T, Th 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Gloria Mellesmoen
LING 451 Acquisition of Phonology
T, Th 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
There is one 100% position available.
Instructor: Anne-Michelle Tessier

For more details on courses please see:


Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Linguistics budgetary approval. Some positions may be appointed at 50% (half-time), with duties and salaries reduced accordingly. 


Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant must have successfully completed any two of Linguistics 300, 311, 313, 327 (or the equivalent courses at another institution), and coursework relevant to the particular course(s) applying for.


Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead tutorials, advise students, hold office hours, and on occasion provide instruction in the courses to which they have been assigned.


Hours of work: Varies by course, up to 12 hours per week for 16 weeks (192 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 50% to 100%, with hours and duties scaled accordingly.



Undergraduate Students: UTA 1 $20.33/hour, $975.75 per month at 100%
Gradudate Students: GTA 1 $34.44/hour, $1,652.99 per month at 100%, or GTA 2 $33.14/hour, $1,590.62 per month at 100%, depending on experience


Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your degree program and year of study, and description of experience in the discipline and specializations relevant to the positions for which you are applying. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.


Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020. Applications can be submitted here:


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.