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.

Staff & Faculty Career Opportunities

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.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies requires an instructor to teach three sections of ENGL 112 (Studies in Composition) in Terms 2 of the Winter session (January 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020).

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

How to Apply

Please email your application to, with the subject line
English 2019 Winter term 2.  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)
  • 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 three confidential letters of reference send to the same email address.

Inquiries can be sent to:

The deadline for application is November 20, 2019.

All sessional lecturer positions will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.”

All positions are subject to funding.


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.