Sessional Lecturers (Undergraduate Literature Courses)




The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for part-time Sessional Lecturer appointments (undergraduate literature courses) for the academic year 2020-2021.

Applicants must hold or be very near to completing a PhD in English Literatures, with recent experience of successful teaching of English Literatures, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants with UBC teaching experience and those with experience at other institutions are all encouraged to apply.

Candidates’ applications should include

  • a cover letter, including the subject of your PhD dissertation and a list of Literature fields in which you have published or taught recently
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • one sample syllabus for a course in one of your fields of literary study, plus up to two additional short descriptions (<200 words) of other courses 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 July 15, 2020.

Appointments will be subject to operational needs and funding.

Application should be sent by email to


Professor Patricia Badir, Head

Department of English Language and Literatures

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 $ 7,806.12 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.