Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics Teaching Assistant Positions for Winter 2021 (September 2021 to April 2022)

The Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a number of full-time Teaching Assistant positions for the 2021 Winter academic sessions. UBC students are eligible to apply to assist with the following courses:

All courses for Winter 2021 are assumed to be offered in person at this time, so TAs will need to be located in Vancouver and available to be on campus to perform duties as required.

Course times will not be finalized until the schedule is set in late April 2021.

 

Term 1
September to December 2021

Block 2 courses, October 11 to November 14, 2021:

DSCI 512 Algorighims and Data Structures
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

Block 3 courses, November 15 to December 19, 2021:

COLX 521 Corpus Linguistics
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

 

Term 2
January-April 2021

Block 4 courses, January 10 – February 13, 2022:

COLX 535 Parsing for Computational Linguistics
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

COLX 561 Computational Semantics
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

DSCI 563 Unsupervised Learning
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

DSCI 572 Supervised Learning II
There is one position available.
Instructor: Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

 

Block 5 courses, February 14 – March 27, 2022:

COLX 523 Advanced Corpus Linguistics
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

COLX 525 Computational Morphology
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

COLX 531 Machine Translation
There is one position available.
Instructor: Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

COLX 565 Sentiment Analysis
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

 

Block 6 courses, March 28 – April 30, 2022:

COLX 563 Advanced Computational Semantics
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

COLX 581 NLP for Low-Resource Languages
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

COLX 585 Trends in Computational Linguistics
There is one position available.
Instructor: Muhammad Abdul-Mageed

DSCI 541 Privacy, Ethics, and Security
There is one position available.
Instructor: TBC

 

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses

 

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 courses in programing, probability and/or statistics, and calculus, and coursework relevant to the particular course(s) applying for. Coursework in Linguistics theory (LING 300, 311, 313, 327) would also be an asset.

 

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 64 hours for a full TA position for each one block course (approximately 12 hours per week for 5 weeks). Please note that TA positions can range from 50% to 100%, with hours and duties scaled accordingly.

 

Salary:

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 May 15, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filledApplications can be submitted here: https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/mds-cl-teaching-assistant-applications/

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