Global Community Development (Sessional Lecturer)

14 Dec, 2018

Applications are invited for a qualified individual to co-teach the following 3-credit course during the 2018 Winter Session, Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2019):

ASTU 204C 001 – “Collaborative Methods for Global Community Development”

An interactive and blended learning experience introducing a suite of collaborative methodologies (systems thinking, strategic design, forum theatre) preparing second year students for upper year courses across the campus in social change and community development. Students will be drawing upon these methods to explore a problem space (Global Migration) related to one of the Sustainable Development Goals.  This course will engage students on the topic of migration using virtual reality and other creative technologies to increase contextual understanding. Emphasis will be on theory bridging to practice around collaborative methods for problem or opportunity finding, problem solving, co-creation, and working in cross-disciplinary teams.

For further information about this course, visit the website of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) in the Faculty of Arts at: and to consult the course schedule, visit:

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, expertise in collaborative participatory methodologies including forum theatre, strategic design methodologies, and experience in community engaged change processes.

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 ( and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (

To apply, please provide:

  • a letter of application;
  • an updated CV, which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities;
  • a sample outline;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • names and contact emails of two referees

Application materials and reference letters should be and sent electronically to ORICE at addressed to Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Chair, ASTU 204C Search Committee.

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 28, 2018

This position is subject to availability of funds.  If a Sessional Lecturer position is offered, the appointment will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers, which carries a minimum salary of $6,915 per 3-credit course. If an Adjunct Professor position is offered, the appointment will be governed by Policy 42 Faculty Term Appointments Without Review.

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. You are invited to indicate (on your CV or in your letter of application) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada