Law and Society (Sessional Lecturer)

Oct 18, 2022

The Law and Society Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:


Winter 2022 Courses:

Term 2 (January-April 2023)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
LASO 204 102 Introduction to Law and Society 3 Mon, Wed 1:00-2:00pm

Tutorials are scheduled on Thursdays & Fridays


Course Description

This course is intended to introduce students to ideas, concepts and frameworks for thinking about the nature of law and legal processes in a global and historical—as well as a Canadian–context. The course examines the connections and relationships of law and society using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from scholarship in law, sociology, history, anthropology and political science. The course considers the locus and nature of legal authority, the purpose of law in society, why people should or do obey the law, the relationship of law to morality and between law and society, and differing historical, geographical, and conceptual approaches to law and legality.


For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Carole Blackburn,



Applicants must hold a PhD in a related area or have advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields.


PhD candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.


Returning Applicants

Those who have taught for the program in the last three years can upload an updated curriculum vitae, course outline, and any available course evaluation summaries.


New Applicants

Applications must include the following documents:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position
  • 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)
  • a sample outline for this course (maximum 1 page)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees. Reference letters should be sent via email by the application deadline to with the subject line: LASO 204.102


Applications must be submitted online by November 5, 2022. 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 Faculty Members.” 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.