Psychology (Lecturer)

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus ( invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Psychology, commencing July 1, 2018.

We expect to fill the position for a three-year term (which entails a probationary first year). Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in psychology. Responsibilities will also include the design, development and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials and the delivery of seminars, lectures, and tutorials, mentorship of students and Teaching Assistants, as well as participation in faculty committees.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in psychology or related discipline. The successful candidate will also possess sufficient breadth and depth of core and specialist knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by considerable experience in developing and delivering university courses, and evidence of the use of a range of academic learning tools and delivery techniques to engage students. The successful candidate will have evidence of excellent teaching (as reflected, for example, in student evaluations and peer reviews); and will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach across a wide range of courses within our program. These include courses in introductory psychology and/or research methods, as well as upper-level courses in behavioural neuroscience or clinical psychology.

How to apply:

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of psychology, an updated CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline via email to

The deadline for completed applications is April 6, 2018. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.