History (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Sep, 2019

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2020 Summer Session and the 2020-2021 Winter Session:

Summer Session Term One (May to June 2020):

Summer Session Term Two (July to August 2020)

Winter Session Term One (September to December 2020)

Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2021)

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 $6,915.

New candidates should submit the following application materials:  a) letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential for teaching a diverse student population, b) list of History Department’s courses they are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach, c) curriculum vitae, d) one or more sample course outlines (from a course or courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching), e) teaching evaluations, and f) transcript of their academic record if they do not yet hold a Ph.D.  The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhereA list of History courses is available in the UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=HIST.


While we ask for all these materials from new applicants, those who have taught for us in the last five years can simply provide the list of courses they are interested in teaching along with an updated C.V.

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 sometime in January 2020.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach. New applicants should ask three referees to forward confidential letters of recommendation under separate cover. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be emailed to history.sessionals@ubc.ca or mailed to

Janet Mui, Administrative Support

History Department, University of British Columbia

Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

For further information on the sessional program, please contact the Sessional Coordinator, Professor Alexei Kojevnikov at anikov@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: Friday, 8 November 2019

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.