Psychology (Sessional Lecturers)

[April 12, 2023]

Department of Psychology Sessional teaching 2023W
September 2023 to April 2024 (2023W)
Posted: March 28, 2023

The Department of Psychology is pleased to advertise openings for the upcoming academic session, 2023W (Term 1, four academic months, September 2023-Decemeber 2023, and Term 2, four academic months, January 2024-April 2024). The UBC Psychology undergraduate program offers 1st to 4th year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor bachelor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in psychology and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in psychology or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. Courses will primarily be offered as on-campus, daytime sections.

We expect to fill the following courses:

PSYC 101 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)

Introduction to Methods and Statistics, Biopsychology, Learning, Perception, Memory, and Cognition.

PSYC 102 Introduction to Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

Introduction to methods and statistics, motivation, assessment, developmental, personality, clinical, and social psychology.

PSYC 217 Research Methods (3 credits)

Focus on various research methods used in psychology, with an emphasis on critical thinking and experimental design.

PSYC 218 Analysis of Behavioural Data (3 credits)

Use of inferential statistics in psychology and conceptual interpretation of data; experimental design (laboratory, field research methods); presentation of data analyses in reports.

PSYC 304 Brain and Behaviour (3 credits)

The neurobiological bases of behaviour; brain processes involved in perception, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, learning and memory.


Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample syllabi (optional)

Please apply directly through our online portal:

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Deadline for applications: May 15, 2023

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary (effective 2022W) will be $7962.24 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.