Summer 2024 GTA Positions


Faculty of Education

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

Summer 2024 GTA Positions

Application Deadline: April 7, 2024

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 7, 2024

EPSE 317: Development and Exceptionality in the Regular Classroom (Summer Term 2)

Applicants should be aware that EPSE 317 has been updated to encompass the lens of disability justice. The course focuses on inclusive education, teaching diverse learners, models of disability, disability rights, anti-ableism, universal design for learning (UDL), Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), restorative justice, and building equitable classroom environments.

To apply, please download and complete the GTA application Cover Letter Template (see attached) and submit to the following address: Applications without using the template will not be reviewed.


Instructors/Teaching Assistants for this course will be working as a member of a collaborative team facilitating experiential activities that are designed to explore applications and implications of UDL following a group lecture. Required qualifications for instructors/teaching assistants include:

    • Teaching experience in classrooms K-12
    • Experience creating and maintaining safe classroom environments
    • Strong commitment to anti-ableism
    • Working in collaborative teams
    • Facilitating and demonstrating experiential learning

Knowledge and experience related to supporting exceptional learners, UDL, and disability justice within inclusive classrooms will be an asset.

Important: Instructors/Teaching Assistants will be expected to participate in an orientation day prior to the start of the course, attend ALL lectures, and meet with the lead lecturer and course coordinator as needed.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.