Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional teaching 2017W T2

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the following section of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017 Winter Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2018).

2017 Winter T2:  WRDS 150/16M Tues 5pm-8pm


WRDS 150 is a 3-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts writing requirement (see UBC Calendar description at: and information about ASRW at:

Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students, and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities. This section of WRDS 150 will be primarily for students from outside the Faculty of Arts.


Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including writing and discourse studies, composition theory, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies), or a doctorate in another field and experience in teaching writing in the disciplines and/or teaching writing with genre-based pedagogy. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to the ASRW Chair, Dr. Mary Chapman at


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (including course description, list of sample scholarly articles to be read in the course, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)


All application materials must be received digitally by noon on December 6, 2017.


Attention: Jennifer Suratos at

Please indicate “WRDS 150/16M” in the subject line.


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 $6,779 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.