Positions Available

SCARP is seeking Teaching Assistants for

Undergraduate Service Courses

2018-2019 Terms 1 and 2


Website:  https://scarp.ubc.ca/undergraduate-courses

2018-2019 Winter Term 1

  • PLAN 211 – City Making:  A Global Perspective
  • PLAN 321 – Indigeneity and the City
  • PLAN 331 – The Just City in a Divided World


2018-2019 Winter Term 2

  • PLAN 221 – City Visuals
  • PLAN 341 – Smart Cities:  Concepts, Methods & Design
  • PLAN 425 – Urban Planning Issues and Concepts


Please submit your application documents by Thursday, May 31st at 12:00p.m. to Cate Palmer, cate.palmer@ubc.ca


Please note – you MUST be registered as a student during the term you are TA’ing (this applies to both Winter Sessions).

The application for Winter Session is posted on April 12 and remains open until May 31.

Please DO NOT contact the Graduate Program Office to inquire about your application. You will ONLY be contacted by this office in the event that the School has selected you as a TA.

If you are selected as a successful candidate for a position, you will receive an email with offer details that will include the name of the course, the term of the appointment, the number of assigned hours and the wage classification.

The maximum number of hours that a TA can work is 192 hours per term (12 hours/week X 16 week period). You MUST inform the Graduate Programs Office if you have or will be accepting any TA positions either within SCARP and/or external to the Faculty with a total hour count in excess of 192 hours as we will be unable to process appointments that exceed 192 hours per term without permission from CUPE 2278. 

Occasionally, a student will be assigned hours in excess of 192/term.  In order to do so, the SCARP Graduate Program Manager will request permission from CUPE 2278 in advance of the appointment.  In addition, this only happens in rare instances and must be approved before the term begins. 


If you are selected for a position and have never worked for UBC before, you will be required to submit supporting documentation: a UBC Personal Data form, copy of your valid student/work permit and a photocopy of your SIN. Please note that you cannot be hired at UBC without a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN).

If you are an international student, you MUST also have a valid student/work permit and will be required to submit a clear photocopy of this document.

Offers for 2018 Winter Sessions, terms 1 and 2 positions will be made from June-August 2018.


Please complete the TA Application Form.

Email to Cate Palmer, SCARP Administrator, cate.palmer@ubc.ca .

  1. TA  Application Form;
  2. Current CV (resume);
  3. Course Schedule