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.


We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in the Department of Chemistry. Sessional lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months.


There are no postings at this time.


Teaching Assistants and Markers

Each academic year the Department of Chemistry has openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs), Assistant TAs (ATAs), and lecture Markers for chemistry courses.  Full-time (average of 12 hours/week) and part-time positions are available.

Teaching Assistant / Marker duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Instruction in labs
  • Marking assignments, labs, and exams
  • Exam invigilation
  • Academic assistance to students during office hours
  • Discussion sessions, tutorials and lectures

Applications are open for the following courses:

Term 1

Course Lab GTA Lab UTA Lab ATA Lecture Marker
Chem 121
Chem 203
Chem 211
Chem 213
Chem 220
Chem 304
Chem 305
Chem 333
Chem 410
Chem 461
Chem 464

Term 2

Course Lab GTA Lab UTA Lab ATA Lecture Marker
Chem 123
Chem 201
Chem 204
Chem 214
Chem 311
Chem 312
Chem 317
Chem 319
Chem 330
Chem 402
Chem 462
Chem 463

Additionally, applications are open for the following:

  • Chem 121 and Chem 123 lead TA (team lead)
  • Undergraduate student technicians
  • BIOC 393 TAs can apply on

Good grades and understanding of the subject material required. Preference given to Graduate students or undergraduates majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry with at least 4th year standing are eligible for TA positions. ATA-Markers must have at least 3rd year standing. Excellent students from other relevant disciplines are also welcome. Qualified applicants enrolled as full-time students at UBCO (taking a minimum of 24 credits over two terms) will have priority. Graduate students must have approval from their research supervisors to apply.

The exact hours of these positions vary, but will not exceed 12 hours per week, for a maximum 384 hours Sept 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025 (considered full-time). Wages for all positions align with the current BCGEU Collective Agreement. Learn more.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled; however, applications received before April 30 will be given priority consideration.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval and are based on enrolment and lab sections.


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. UBC welcomes applications from international students, however, is unable to hire students who reside outside of Canada, even if working remotely.