Chemistry Careers at UBC Okanagan

With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.

Faculty and Staff

We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff. For a full list of current openings, visit UBC’s Staff & Faculty Careers page.


Teaching Assistants and Markers

Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) and Assistant TA-Markers for chemistry courses.

The Teaching Assistant duties may include:

  • Instruction in labs
  • Marking assignments, labs, and exams
  • Discussion periods
  • Tutorials and lectures
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours

The hours will not exceed an average of 12 hours per week. Wages, as stated in the current BCGEU Collective Agreement, are as follows:

  • Graduate TA (PhD program): $34.72 per hour ($13,331.20 annual rate September – April)
  • Graduate TA (Master’s program): $33.44 per hour ($12,842.64 annual rate September – April)
  • Undergraduate TA (Bachelors program): $17.82 per hour ($6,844.72.16 annual rate September – April)
  • Markers: $17.32 per hour

Please see further information on BCGEU rates below.

The Department of Chemistry has full and part-time positions available in the 2021S and 2021W terms. Preferred qualifications include good marks and an understanding of the subject material required. Graduate students or undergraduates with at least 4th year standing who are majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry are considered for TA positions. ATA-Markers must have at least 3rd year standing. Qualified applicants enrolled as full-time students at UBCO (taking a minimum of 24 credits over 2 terms) will have priority. Excellent students from other disciplines will be considered.


Please contact for inquiries.

UBC Okanagan hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.