Employment Opportunities

Sessional Instructors — 2018 Summer Term 1

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) seeks applicants for the following sessional appointments in 2018 Summer, Term 1 (May-June 2018).

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.

Summer 2018 Courses:

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 101 911 Introduction to Social Justice 3 Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00 – 11:00am
GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Tue, Thu: 4:00 – 7:00pm
GRSJ 300 941 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Mon, Wed: 5:00 – 8:00pm


Applications must include:

  1. Brief letter of teaching preference, outlining your experience relevant to the course(s) you are applying for;
  2. A syllabus that includes a course description, suggested reading materials/texts, course objectives, and a breakdown of assignments;
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. Recent teaching evaluations;
  5. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two referees.

Please submit all your application materials as one pdf attachment to GRSJ Administrator (grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca) by: Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

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 $6,779 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.