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 English and Cultural Studies  invites applications for a Lecturer in Cultural Studies whose research focuses on intersectionality and media. The successful candidate will be appointed for 12 months. The expected start date is September 1, 2021.

We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate Cultural Studies program in the Winter and Summer terms. The teaching load would be seven courses per year.

  • Multiple sections of CULT 100 (Media and Popular Cultures in Global Context) per Winter term.  Please refer to the calendar description
  • CULT 325 (Media and the Politics of Identity) in the first Winter term
  • One course in summer term – either CULT 100 or CULT 325.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile in media studies, and prior university teaching experience. (ABDs will be considered only with scheduled defense date).

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which might include a teaching portfolio, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, professional development of teaching, teaching awards and nominations).
  • Candidates must include the names of three references.

Apply Now

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Michael Treschow, English and Cultural Studies Department Chair, at Michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2021.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies invites applications for a Lecturer in English commencing September 1, 2021. This position will will take an active part in delivering, administering, and developing first and second year courses in the Department of English and Cultural Studies.

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. The successful candidate will teach a 1st and 2nd year ENGL composition and literature courses, as well as composition courses.

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 Faculty
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • 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

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 March 30, 2021.

The faculty is committed to transformative student learning through outstanding teaching and research, and through enriched educational experiences; to research excellence; and to community engagement that enhances economic, social and cultural well-being in practice. We are equally committed to enhancing and drawing from the special characteristics of UBC and the Okanagan Campus, which includes a creative arena for inter- and multi-disciplinary study; and a diverse, cross-cultural space that integrates the local, regional, national and global.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal 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 Department of Languages and World Literatures requires instructor(s) to teach the following sections in Summer 2021.

Term 1 – May 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021

  • CHIN 100.001: Basic Chinese I
  • KORN 100.001: Basic Korean I

Term 2 – July 5, 2021 to August 25, 2021

  • SPAN 102.001: Beginner’s Spanish II
  • SPAN 202.001: Advanced Beginner’s Spanish II
  • WRLD 151.001: Introduction to language and Culture: Modern Chinese
  • WRLD 152.001: Introduction to Language and Culture: Modern Korean
  • WRLD 399b.001: Modern Memoirs and History in China, Japan, and Korea

Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in the field and with experience teaching at the post-secondary level.

How to apply

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line
LWL Summer term Application.  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
  • 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.

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to provide a list of 3 references to contact

Please send to the same email address, with the subject line Reference letter – LWL summer term posting.

Inquiries can be sent to:  anderson.araujo@ubc.ca

The deadline for application is March 5, 2021.

The Department of Creative Studies requires instructor(s) to teach the following sections in Summer 2021 term 1 (May 10, 2021 – June 30, 2021) for the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, offered this year as an online with the possibility of hybrid or in-person instruction following COVID-19 health guidelines and UBC policy.

  • VISA 206- Sound Art: Introduction to the art of listening, acoustic communication, sound making, sound technology and interaction. The course covers the basic principles and properties of sound and its applications in digital media creation.
  • THTR 302- Indigenous Performance: Indigenous performance training methods in movement, dance, singing, and storytelling that connect Indigenous Peoples to their homelands and ancestral territories. The interrelation of community, ecology, language, and culture will be explored under the expert guidance of an Indigenous instructor and the mentorship of guest Indigenous artists and Elders. May include field trips.
  • CRWR 470 (3/6)d Portfolio: Intensive manuscript production in one or two major genres: fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. As students begin to shape their portfolios, they will be asked to place their work in a contemporary aesthetic context. Credit will be granted for only one of CRWR 470 or CRWR 480.

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.  In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives, we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives. Successful candidates will be teaching alongside other faculty during the UBCO’s month-long Summer Indigenous Intensive which gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas and discourse rooted in Indigenous art-making. Summer 2021 is being planned as a hybrid model and as such, instructors may teach their courses virtually and online or may also work with students on site.

How to apply

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line
2021 Summer Indigenous Intensive application.  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
  • 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.

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to provide a list of 3 references to contact

Please send to the same email address, with the subject line References – Summer Indigenous Intensive.

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

The deadline for application is February 26, 2021.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies requires instructors to teach the following courses in Summer 2021 Terms 1 (May 10, 2021 – June 30, 2021) and 2 (July 5, 2021 – Aug. 30, 2021)

  • ENGL 112: Studies in Composition
  • ENGL 150: Introduction to Literary Genre
  • ENGL 153: Readings in Narrative

Preferred candidates will have a completed Ph.D. in English or a closely related field, and a record of excellent teaching in the field.

How to apply

Please email your application electronically to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line
ECS Summer term Application.  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
  • 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.

Applicants who are shortlisted may be asked to supply the names of three referees and/or to solicit their reference letters.

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

The deadline for application is March 25, 2021.

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.