Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Sessional Lecturer)

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) invites applicants for sessional lecturer to teach the following courses in Term 2 (January-April 2022).

Winter 2021 Courses:
(Please see the GRSJ website for course descriptions

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 101 202 Introduction to Social Justice 3 Tue, Thu:

11:00am – 12:30pm

GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Mon, Wed, Fri:


GRSJ 311 001 African/Black Women in the Americas 3 Wed: 4:00 – 7:00pm
GRSJ 315 201 Critical Racial Theories 3 Mon, Wed, Fri:


GRSJ 415 202 Critical Racial and Anti-Colonial Feminist Approaches 3 Wed: noon – 3:00pm

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.

Appointments are subject to budgetary constraints. Salary depends on rank and experience.

Applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for any courses you have not previously taught in GRSJ/CSIS. These materials should be compiled as one document. Distance Education Courses do not require a description or outline.
  • Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by October 23, 2021. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instructions provided on the application webpage:

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 $6,962 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.