Canadian Studies at UBC – Sessional teaching, 2017W T2

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course in the 2017 Winter session, Term 2 (January – April 2018) in the Canadian Studies Program:

CDST 350B-201   Linguistic Identity in Canada     (3 credits)

Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines Linguistics, History, Politics, Literature, and Film, this course looks at what defines Canada in terms of language, both as a symbolic resource and as real tool in the performance and contestation of identity.

Students will become familiar with some of the linguistic issues that are key to this country, such as bilingualism and nation-building narrative, First Nations Languages, multiculturalism and immigration, public policy and national identity, and language curriculum.


This course is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field is required. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants must provide:

–  a letter of application explaining how their research and teaching background qualifies them for the position, and describing their ability to work with a culturally diverse student population

–  a C.V., which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)

–  a proposed outline for CDST 350B

–  evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available)


In addition, applicants are asked to arrange to have two confidential letters of reference emailed directly by their referees to the address below.

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to Prof. André Lamontagne, Chair of the Canadian Studies Program, at: by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.


This position is 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 $6,516 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.

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[Note: The revised minimum salary for a Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is $6,779 per 3-credit course. Revised scales posted Oct 17/17.]