Sessional Teaching Positions 2017S and 2017W

The Department of English invites applications for Sessional Lecturers to teach in 2017 Summer and/or Winter terms.

In particular, we seek candidates who are qualified and available to teach one or more sections of ENGL 112 “Strategies for University Writing” in the 2017 academic year.

Applicants should hold a PhD in English Literature, Rhetoric or Language (or anticipate a defense completed before September 2017), and have successful teaching experience in academic writing and/or literature.

Candidates’ applications should include:

  • a cover letter indicating your experience teaching academic writing
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience and listing fields of teaching expertise)
  • recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also provide contact information for two referees who can speak to their teaching and academic work.

Applications should be sent by email to

Deadline for applications: 21 April 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.