Sessional Teaching, 2019-2020


The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for part-time Sessional Lecturers for the academic year 2019-2020.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or a related field, or be near completion, with post-secondary teaching experience in the field and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates’ applications should include

  • 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
  • a clear indication of the disciplinary fields in which you are qualified to teach

Applicants should also provide the names of two referees who can speak to their teaching effectiveness.

Applications should be submitted by June 20, 2019.

 Application should be sent by email to

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

This position is subject to final budgetary approval and is governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.