Career Posting: Graduate Teaching Assistant

The Okanagan School of Education has opportunities for Graduate Teaching Assistant positions in the English Foundation Program (EFP) for Winter Term I (Starting September 2024)

Learn more about the English Foundation Program.


Graduate Teaching Assistant 1 (GTA 1) or Graduate Teaching Assistant 2 (GTA 2)

  • A GTA 1 is a graduate student who is registered in a doctoral degree program at the University of British Columbia.
  • A GTA 2 is a graduate student is registered in a master’s degree program at the University of British Columbia.


Title: GTA 1 and/or GTA 2 (Up to 2 positions, depending on budget, enrolment, and operational factors)

Course: EAP 103 (3) English for Academic Purposes Level III and/or EAP 104 (3) English for Academic Purposes Level IV

Instructors: TBD

Qualifications: Must be a registered student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan. Priority is given to graduate students in the Okanagan School of Education, preferably with a focus on teaching English as an additional language or relevant experience and expertise in teaching English as an additional language. Active membership in a scholarly and professional association related to EAL teaching and learning is desirable (e.g., BC TEAL, ACLA, TESOL).


Working with the English as an additional language (EAL) programs coordinator and a team of instructors and other teaching assistants and making use of face-to-face instructional time as well as UBC’s online learning management system (Canvas) and other online platforms (e.g. Zoom), GTAs are responsible for facilitating face-to-face and online language learning labs and/or online campus life skills, community engagement, and intercultural communications modules, leading EAL learning experiences (including virtual and face-to-face field trips), joining lectures, developing cultural learning activities, tutoring students, supporting personal learning plans, preparing materials, evaluating learning, managing discussions, invigilating assessments, tutoring and advising students, holding office hours, providing technical support, and cultivating a sense of community. Some synchronous teaching may be included, under the supervision of faculty. Other associated duties may also be assigned. In addition, GTAs attend meetings with the EAL programs coordinator and instructors, as well as the regularly scheduled EFP meetings and other professional development opportunities.

Note:  New GTAs who are hired by the EFP are expected to complete the “Teaching Assistant Foundational Training” provided by the UBC Okanagan Centre for Teaching and Learning. This program consists of 10 hours of paid training outside of the standard TA contract:

Hours: Up to 12 hours a week (maximum 192 hours) over the Winter I Term (starting September 2024). Hours may be scheduled during the day or evening.

Salary: GTA 1 = $39.30/hour; GTA 2 = $37.87/hour

Application: Please provide an updated CV and a brief statement of interest. The CV should contain specific details of relevant EAL teaching experience, preferably to adults or at the post-secondary level.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Scott Douglas, Director of EAL Programs, at Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the “EFP GTA Position.”

Deadline: Monday June 10, 2024

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 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.