Employment Opportunities

Sessional Instructors:

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) seeks applicants for the following sessional appointments in 2018 Winter (Term 1 & 2).

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 Po

stdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Closing date: June 4th, 2018.


2018 Winter

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 101 002 Introduction to Social Justice 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 9:30 – 11:00am
GRSJ 101 202 Introduction to Social Justice 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
GRSJ 102 001 Global Issues in Social Justice 3 Term 1 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00 – 11:00am
GRSJ 200 001 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 Term 1 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 1:00 – 2:00pm
GRSJ 224B 001 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am
GRSJ 300 901 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1 – Wed: 5:00-8:00pm
GRSJ 301 102 Gender, Race and Indigeneity in Canada 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 305 001 Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 310 001 Gender, Race, Social Justice and Health 3 Term 1 – Wed: 3:00-6:00pm
GRSJ 311 001 African/Black Women in the Americas 3 Term 2 – Wed: 4:00 – 7:00pm
GRSJ 320 001 Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 9:30 – 11:00am
GRSJ 410 001 Religious Feminism 3 Term 2 – Wed: 3:00-6:00pm
CSIS 200 001 Critical Engagements in Sexuality Studies 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
CSIS 300 101 Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality 3 Term 1 – Mon: 4:00-7:00pm
CSIS 301 003 Introduction to Trans Studies 3 Term 2 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00 – 11:00am

2018 Winter (online)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 224 99C Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2 – online
GRSJ 300 99A Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1 – online
GRSJ 300 99C Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 2 – online

 Applications must include:

  1. Brief letter of teaching preference, Brief letter of teaching preference, outlining course(s) you are applying for and your experience;
  2. 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for each course (Note: 1-page description is not required for online courses);
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. Recent teaching evaluations;
  5. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two referees.

The application for these positions is now closed.

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.