Sessional Teaching Position


The Department of English is requesting applications for a Sessional Lecturer for Term 2 of the academic year 2017-2018 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 323 “Varieties of English,” a course focused upon the study of geographical, social, and/or urban dialects of English. The Department preference is for a section that addresses world Englishes with an emphasis on Canadian English.

Applicants should have a complete or near-complete PhD in English language or linguistics, with successful teaching experience in the field. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should include with their letter of application:

  • a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent by their referees.

Application and letters of reference should be sent by email to

Deadline for applications: 27 February 2017

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516.08 per 3-credit course.

Professor Sian Echard, Head
Department of English
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1


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.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.