Careers

With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.

FACULTY AND STAFF

We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff.

STAFF & FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT POSTINGS

There are no current postings.

Term Faculty Appointments

We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in FCCS. Sessional Lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months. Lecturers teach and perform related duties which may also include faculty administrative responsibilities. They are hired for a period of one, two or three years.

CURRENT POSTINGS

The Department of Creative Studies requires instructors to teach the following sections in Terms 1 and 2 of the academic year starting September 2022.

The ideal candidates will be practicing artists with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in a relevant discipline. The available courses are listed below. In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives.

Term 1 – September 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022

ARTH 395.001 – Renaissance Europe in a Global Context

Term 2 – January 9, 2023 to April 30, 2023

ARTH 203.001 – Global Contemporary Art

ARTH 396.001 – Seventeenth-Century European Art in a Global Context

More information about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies can be found at: https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca.

How to Apply:

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line
ARTH 2022 Winter application. Indicate which course you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications will consist of

  • a letter of application
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications will consist of the above plus a transcript of academic records.

New applicants must also arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter -ARTH.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Inquiries can be sent to Denise Kenney, Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

The deadline for application is: May 15, 2022

The Department of Creative Studies requires instructors to teach the following sections in Terms 1 and 2 of the academic year starting September 2022.

The ideal candidates will be practicing artists with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in a relevant discipline. The available courses are listed below. In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives.

Term 1 – September 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022

CRWR 160.002  – Introduction to Fiction & Drama

CRWR 217.001  – Intermediate Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction

CRWR 384. 001 – Spoken Word

CRWR 380. 001 – Writing of the Short Story

CRWR 473.001  – Community Learning

Term 2 – January 9, 2023 to April 30, 2023

CRWR 150.001  –  Introduction to Poetry & Non Fiction

CRWR 250. 001 –  Screenwriting (TAUGHT ONLINE)

More information about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies can be found at: https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca.

How to Apply:

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line CRWR 2022 Winter application. Indicate which course you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications will consist of

  • a letter of application
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications will consist of the above plus a transcript of academic records.

New applicants must also arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter -CRWR.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Inquiries can be sent to Denise Kenney, Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

The deadline for application is: May 15, 2022

The Department of English and Cultural Studies requires instructors to teach one or more sections of the following courses in Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter Session:

 Term 1 – September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

 ENGL 109: Studies in Composition (Enhanced) (6 credits, spanning both terms)

ENGL 112: Studies in Composition

ENGL 150: Introduction to Literary Genre

ENGL 155/DIHU 155: Writing and Making Technology in the Humanities

 

Term 2 – January 9, 2023 to April 30, 2023

ENGL 109: Studies in Composition (Enhanced) (6 credits, spanning both terms)

ENGL 112: Studies in Composition

ENGL 150: Introduction to Literary Genre

ENGL 239: The Bible in English Literature

CORH 205: Communication in the Social Sciences

The minimum requirement is a completed M.A. in the field and significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in the field.

For the DIHU courses, candidates should have expertise in digital humanities represented by course work, individual- or project-based research specialty, or teaching experience. Specialties may include electronic literature, programming and scripting languages, digital textual editing, UX/UI development, or critical approaches to technology. Candidates should be able to lead project-based courses that teach both digital skills and humanities critical approaches.

How to Apply:

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line English Term Application-2022W.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Applications will consist of

  • A letter of application (including information about which courses the applicant would like to teach and why)
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae which at a minimum includes complete information about the applicant’s teaching experience to date, in particular a comprehensive list of all courses taught during at least the last three years
  • All officially administered student evaluations of teaching that the applicant has received during the last three years
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Any other evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. evidence of curriculum development, student mentorship, and/or information about teaching awards received)

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications will consist of the above plus a transcript of academic records.  New applicants must also arrange to have at least three confidential letters of reference sent to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter – English term.

Inquiries can be sent to michael.treschow@ubc.ca

 The deadline for application is June 10, 2022.

The Department of Creative Studies requires instructors to teach the following sections in Terms 1 and 2 of the academic year starting September 2022.

The ideal candidates will be practicing artists with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in a relevant discipline. The available courses are listed below. In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives.

Term 1 – September 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022

VISA 106. 001 – Introduction to Digital Media I

VISA 102.002  – Drawing I

VISA 282.001  – Drawing III

VISA 102.003  – Drawing I

VISA 215.002  – Painting I

VISA 322S.001- Advanced Sculpture I

Term 2 – January 9, 2023 to April 30, 2023

VISA 137.001  – Introduction to Art

VISA 266.001 – 2D Animation

VISA 283.001 – Drawing IV

VISA 300T.002 – Advanced Drawing

VISA 245.001 – Sculpture II

VISA 322T.001 – Advanced Practice Sculpture I

VISA 269.001 – Strategies in Digital Art: Virtual Worlds

VISA 105.001 – Three-Dimensional Art Practices II

VISA 105.002 – Three-Dimensional Art Practices II

More information about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies can be found at: https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca.

How to Apply:

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line VISA 2022 Winter application. Indicate which course you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications will consist of

  • a letter of application
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications will consist of the above plus a transcript of academic records.

New applicants must also arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter -VISA.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Inquiries can be sent to Denise Kenney, Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

The deadline for application is May 15, 2022

The Department of English and Cultural Studies invites applications for a Lecturer in Digital Humanities for a 12 month period, starting on August 1, 2022.  The successful candidate will take an active part in delivering and administering courses in the Digital Humanities (DIHU) course code, most of which are cross-listed with English (ENGL), and will primarily instruct students enrolled in the Bachelor of Media Studies degree and/or students who are fulfilling the various English requirements of other undergraduate degrees.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in English, Digital Humanities, or a closely related field, a proven track record of outstanding teaching in the field, and experience and/or training in teaching English composition to students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

The teaching load will normally be 3 courses in each winter semester and 1 course in the summer (7 total per year). The successful candidate will primarily be assigned to teach the following courses in the Winter and Summer sessions: multiple sections of

  • ENGL/DIHU155
  • DIHU220
  • at least one course from ENGL305/ENGL301, ENGL306/DIHU302, and DIHU320; and ENGL/DIHU409

Candidates should have expertise in critical digital humanities approaches to technology with an emphasis on literary study and a strong grounding in composition and argumentation. Technical aptitudes may include, but are not limited to, the following: text encoding and digital editions; digital mapping; programming; critical making; and multimedia analysis.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line DH Lecturer.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Applications will consist of:

  • a cover letter outlining potential contributions to DH teaching in both the Bachelor of Media Studies and the English program
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a sample teaching activity or assignment with lesson objectives and outcomes statement
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a sample of recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications must also include:

  • a transcript of academic records
  • the names and contact information of three academic references who could provide confidential letters of recommendation

Inquiries can be sent to the Head of English and Cultural Studies, Dr. Michael Treschow, at michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is April 14, 2022.

All positions are subject to funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies invites applications for a Lecturer in English commencing August 1, 2022.  This position will will take an active part in delivering and administering composition courses, he successful candidate will primarily be assigned to teach English composition courses:

  • ENGL 109 – Studies in Composition (Enhanced)
  • ENGL 112 – Studies in Composition
  • ENGL 203 – Topics in Composition

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in English or a closely related field, and a proven track record of outstanding teaching in the field. Experience and/or training in teaching English composition to mulit-language learners will be an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line English Lecturer.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Applications will consist of:

  • a cover letter outlining potential contributions to the English program
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a sample teaching activity or assignment with lesson objectives and outcomes statement
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a sample of recent teaching evaluations

In the case of new applicants to UBCO, applications must also include:

  • a transcript of academic records
  • the names and contact information of three academic references who could provide confidential letters of recommendation

Inquiries can be sent to the Head of English and Cultural Studies, Dr. Michael Treschow, at michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022.

STUDENTS

Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for courses in FCCS for the September and January terms. Individual faculty also offer Research Assistant positions for both graduate and undergraduate students. RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts.

Student Employment Opportunities

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.