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African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2018 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2018)

AFST 351A Perspectives in African Studies: Literary and Theoretical Approaches – PRSPCTV: LIT&THR
Scheduled: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 – 12:30

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 351A Perspectives in African Studies” by July 18, 2017.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@ubc.ca. 

All positions are 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 $6,915 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.