Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Position (Plan 526)


In preparation for the upcoming academic year, we have a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) opportunities for Plan 510. This new position is to support the web-oriented course delivery for SCARP

Please take the time to read carefully, and note application closing date August 7th at 3:00pm

  • Hours of Appointment (start date)
  • Application Closing Date
  • Teaching Assistant Duties
  • Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please complete the attached PDF application form for each posting and submit with a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your academic and employment experience.

Application Deadline:

Please email all documents before the closing date for the posting to SCARP Reception (

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


PLAN 526 – Planning Studio
Instructor & Supervisor: Maged Senbel
Number of Positions: 1 (one)
Total Hours: 384 hours
Hourly Rate (Sep. 2019) for GTA I = $33.76; GTA II = $32.49
approx. = 20 hours (Aug 15 – 31) – development and training
approx. = 364 hours (Sep – Apr) - delivery

Application Closing Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The Planning Studio is a required community-based second-year intensive course with community partners working with teams of students on real projects of mutual benefit. The course follows a sequence of learning modules consistent with the steps of professional planning processes across both winter terms. As the course shifts to online delivery the team of instructors will be creating a dynamic digital case study that would:

1. harmonize learning across all teams and projects,
2. exemplify the application of learning modules,
3. connect planning theory and professional planning practice,
4. provide rich and engaging narratives of community change,
5. provide diverse and inclusive frames for viewing challenges and opportunities,
6. begin an archive of cases that is usable across projects, courses, units and UBC campuses.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Duties:
This GTA position will require a number of duties including but not limited to:
• Edit audio and video files for use as a teaching resource
• Help develop pre-class tasks and in-class discussion points
• Help facilitate in-class team discussions.
• Help facilitate online events.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD student in Planning preferred
• Graduate student with urban planning, urban studies and/or project management experience
• Experience using iMovie, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro or equivalent to edit videos.
• Experience using Miro, MURAL or equivalent for online engagement is preferred.
• Experience running Zoom or Collaborate Ultra meetings and breakout rooms
• General competence with digital technology
• Knowledge of social and racial justice issues across spatial scales and in different geographic contexts
• General facility with digital information and file management
• Ability to work well in a team environment and positive people skills

How to Apply:
Please complete the attached application form and provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your academic and employment experience.

Application Deadline:
Please email all documents before Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm to SCARP Reception (





Friday, August 7, 2020