Latin American Studies program (Sessional Lecturer 2023W T1)

April 27, 2023

The Latin American Studies program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:


Winter 2023 Courses, Term 1:

(September – December 2023)

Course/Section: LAST 205 101

Title: Issues of Development in Modern Latin America

Credits: 3

Schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00am – 12:00pm


Course Description

This course seeks to introduce students to Latin America with a focus on development. Drawing from economics, history, anthropology, literature, and political science, this course introduces students to a range of issues such as extractivism, environmental degradation, Indigenous rights, workers, international debt, and the drug trade. This story of development connects Latin America to a broader international system and offers students critical reflections on the emergence of the Global South.


This course is designated as “in person” and it must conform to UBC policies (found here:


For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Benjamin Bryce,



Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in History, Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, or a related Social Science field and experience in teaching at the college or university level.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in the subject matter or related courses is required.


Applicants should include with their letter of application/cover letter:

  • Curriculum Vitae, which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all postsecondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • An extremely brief outline or paragraph statement about this course (maximum 1 page)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • names and contact emails of two referees (only referees for short-listed applicants will be contacted)


Applications must be submitted online by May 15, 2023. 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 Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $ $7,962.24 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.