Introduction to Politics, Canadian Politics and Political Theory (Lecturer)

17 Nov, 2019

The Department of Political Science at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a Lecturer position to teach Introduction to Politics, Canadian Politics and Political Theory at the undergraduate level. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for the Lecturer position includes teaching up to 8 courses per year (24 credits). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A completed Ph.D. in Political Science is required at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will be highly qualified to teach Canadian Politics and Political Theory. The Department of Political Science at UBC is committed to increasing Indigenous engagement within its curriculum, including by having instructors incorporate Indigenous scholarship and perspectives and the use of Indigenous content materials, which the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate as an element of their teaching practice.

To apply, applicants must upload online the following in order: an application letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement (maximum 2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summaries of teaching evaluations (official preferred), peer reviews of teaching, sample course material); and a 1 page statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applications should be submitted online at Job ID: 35939.


In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the Department of Political Science care of Jeff Yupitun, Assistant to the Department Head, at Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department in a timely fashion, that this is an undergraduate teaching position, and that they should focus on undergraduate teaching qualifications. Review of applications begins on January 2, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: