Sessional Teaching for Term 2 of 2017-2018 Academic Year

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 330 “The Structure of Modern English: Sounds and Words,” an introduction to phonology, morphology, and lexical semantics.

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: 1 October 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 per 3-credit course.

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

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.