Employment Opportunities

Sessional Instructors:

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) is accepting applications for the following sessional appointments in 2019 Summer (May-August 2019).

Applicants must hold a PhD or have advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline. PhD candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Closing date: February 15, 2019.


Summer 2019, Term 1 (May-June 2019)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 101 911 Introduction to Social Justice 3 Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00am-12:00pm
GRSJ 224E 911 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Mon, Wed, Fri: 13:00-15:00pm
GRSJ 300 941 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Mon, Wed: 15:00-18:00pm

Summer 2019, Term 1-2 (May-August 2019)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 224F 98A Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 online
GRSJ 300 98A Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 online

Applications must include:

  1. Brief cover letter outlining your experience;
  2. 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for each course;
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. Recent teaching evaluations;
  5. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two referees.

 Apply online by Friday, February 15, 2019.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.