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.


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.



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.


36-month Lecturer  .5 Position– Visual Arts (Community Art, 2D and 3D art practices)

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a half time 36-month Lecturer appointment in Visual Art commencing September 1, 2021.

The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in Visual Arts or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with strong teaching ability in community art and mural painting, and with experience doing community art projects in the Okanagan. Candidates should also be able to teach foundation-level two-dimensional and three-dimensional art courses.

The candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year with a minimum of one practice-based Community Art summer term course each year in collaboration with a community organization. In addition to this, the candidate will teach other courses within the department throughout the academic year, developing community engagement opportunities within these existing courses. The candidate will also teach VISA 400 (practicum) and be responsible for supervising the Visual Arts Course Union (VACU), Art-on the-Line fundraiser and fourth-year students. The candidate’s service duties will include  developing relationships between the University and community organizations for future community art and community engagement opportunities.

Courses for the position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

VISA 102 VISA 215 VISA 312 VISA 482
VISA 103 VISA 225 VISA 322 VISA 483
VISA 104 VISA 282 VISA 300 VISA 460
VISA 105 VISA 283 VISA 400
VISA 235
VISA 245

How to Apply

Please email your application to, with the subject line VISA Lecturer application.

Applications must be sent as electronic documents and consist of:

  • A letter of application
  • a complete curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching evaluations

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to with the subject line “VISA reference letter”.

Inquiries can be sent to Associate Professor Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at

Deadline for applications:  CV’s reviewed starting May 27, 2021


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.