Media Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

September 14, 2022

Position:                     Sessional Lecturer
Unit:                           Coordinated Arts Program
Full/Part Time:         Part-Time
Location:                    Vancouver – Point Grey Campus
Position Start Date: January 1, 2023

Coordinated Arts Program – Sessional Lecturer for ASTU 100 – 2022 Winter (Term 2)

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts’ First-Year Programs at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a sessional lecturer for the 2022W2 Winter Session to teach one section of ASTU 100 in the Media Studies stream. ASTU 100 is a full-year, 6-credit course (Sept – April). Please note that this is a leave-replacement position that will cover the second half of the course only (Jan-April). The expectation is that the successful applicant will continue the course theme of “Strange Futures,” while designing their own readings, topics, and assignments.. The course runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-1:50pm. This position is for an in-person course to be delivered on the UBC Vancouver campus.

ASTU 100 is a 6-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts’ writing and literature requirements by teaching academic writing and research through the study of literature. Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100 courses:

To learn more about CAP, a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams, see our website: Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls 20-25 first year Arts students. Teaching a section in the Media Studies stream entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in the stream.


Applicants must have a PhD* in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, media studies, and literary and cultural studies. Preference will be given to applicants with university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching both literature and academic writing, using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy.

*PhD candidates who have ABD status and are in the final months of completing their degree requirements may also be considered; please indicate defense date.

A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

Returning applicants: those who are currently teaching/have taught ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP

  • a letter of application highlighting your interest and expertise in this particular course and stream.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer-review of teaching reports, if available.

New applicants: those who have not previously taught ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for the position offered: 3 credits of ASTU 100, with the theme of “Strange Futures,” in the Media Studies (including a list of sample texts).
  • statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing and literature
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

Applications must be submitted to Dr. Moberley Luger, CAP chair by Monday, October 3rd, 2022 via

Please ensure you only submit PDF files.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.