History (Sessional Lecturers)

September 28, 2022

History Department, University of British Columbia
Call for applications to teach in:

Summer Session Term One (May to June 2023)
Summer Session Term Two (July to August 2023)
Winter Session Term One (September to December 2023)
Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2024)

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2023 Summer Sessions and the 2023-2024 Winter Sessions.  Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  The minimum salary for a 3-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $7,962.24.

All applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/2023-sessional-application-form/

Returning Applicants: those who have taught for us in the last five years, can simply

  1. Select History Department’s course(s) on the online application form you are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) you wish to teach
  2. Upload an updated curriculum vitae

New Applicants: should provide the following application materials, and ask three referees to forward confidential letters of recommendation under separate cover to history.sessionals@ubc.ca.

  1. Select History Department’s course(s) on the online application form you are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) you wish to teach
  2. Upload a curriculum vitae. The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhere.
  3. And upload the following application materials (in the following order, collated into a single PDF file)
  • a letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential for teaching a diverse student population
  • one or more sample course outlines (from a course or courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching)
  • teaching evaluations
  • transcript of your academic record if you do not yet hold a Ph.D.

A list of History courses is available on the online application form as well as in the UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=HIST

For further information on the sessional program, please contact the Department Head, Dr. Bonnie Effros at bonnie.effros@ubc.ca.

Decisions on course offerings will be made once the department has reviewed recent enrolments and assessed student demand. Because of budgetary constraints, the number of positions available is limited. We will announce our decisions in January 2023.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 8 November 2022

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  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.