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 positions.

 

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 Languages and World Literatures invites applications for a two year Lecturer appointment in Spanish commencing September 1, 2020.

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.

Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in the field and with experience teaching at the post-secondary level. The available courses for the positon are listed below.

Teaching will consist of seven sections per year, with one section taught in one of the summer terms.

In addition to teaching, the candidate will also be responsible for some administrative duties including regular attendance at meetings and participation in the activities of the program, as well as:

  • Assist with curriculum review and design of courses
  • Assist with TA recruitment
  • Committee work, as determined by the Head

All positions are subject to funding.

How to apply

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line SPAN Lecturer application.

Applications will consist of:

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

Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “SPAN lecturer reference letter”.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Anderson Araujo, Acting Head, Department of Languages and World Literatures at anderson.araujo@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications:  July 9, 2020.

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a term appointment in Creative Writing for the 2020 Winter Term 1 session (September 1 – December 31, 2020) for the following course:

  • CRWR 382R: Video Game Writing ONLINE

The video game writing instructor will develop a course for a one term introductory creative writing class in video game writing- CRWR 382. This course will be taught as an online course.

The instructor would work remotely.

The instructor will introduce creative writing students to the art of storytelling through interactive narratives.  The course should demonstrate how writing fits into game development, emphasize the value of the craft of storytelling in the genre as well as help students understand the technical demands of the genre.  The course is offered three hours a week.

Education and Experience:

  • relevant degree from a recognized University or College (Masters degree preferred)
  • experience in a relevant discipline of game design,  game development or a combination of creative writing and gaming.
  • strong understanding of story and game development and have previous work as a writer on at least one game.

How to apply:

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line CRWR term appointment application.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.

Applications will consist of:

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

Acceptable formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “CRWR term posting reference letter”.

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

Deadline for applications:  July 3, 2020.

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a term appointment in Art History & Visual Culture for the 2020 Winter Term 1 and 2 sessions for the following course:

Term 1 – September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  • ARTH 395.001 (Renaissance Europe in a Global Context)
Term 2 – January 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
  • ARTH 396.001 (17th Century European Art in a Global Context)

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Art History or a related discipline with relevant university teaching experience.

How to apply:

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line ARTH term appointment application.  Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.

Applications will consist of:

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

Acceptable formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “ARTH term posting reference letter”.

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

Deadline for applications:  July 2, 2020.

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.