Study of Religion 2023W1 Sessional Lecturer

July 14, 2023

The Study in Religion 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 Title Credits Schedule
RGST 200 101 Introduction to the Study of Religion 3 Tue/Thu 11:00am-12:30pm


Course Description

Study of religion through a comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to humans’ engagement with the sacred. Examines religions as complex systems that share certain fundamental common features.


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


For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Sabina Magliocco, Program Chair at



Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D.* in a related area 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.

* 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.


Returning Applicants

Those who have taught for the program in the last three years can upload an updated curriculum vitae and a brief course outline.


New Applicants

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)
  • A 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 July 31, 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.