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The Cultural Studies program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Justice and Cultural Studies. The Cultural Studies program focuses on media and popular cultures as well as theories of identity and power, with research and teaching strengths in critical media analysis, critical theory, decolonization, creative activism, feminist environmental humanities, and community engaged research/pedagogy.

This new position is designed to enhance and expand upon the program’s strengths. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in environmental racism and who make use of anti-oppressive and intersectional frameworks.

Research and teaching might focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Transnational climate justice; landback movements and other Indigenous-led responses to environmental injustice;
  • Environmental justice from Black Studies perspectives; Black/POC-Indigenous solidarity in relation to environmental justice;
  • Climate change, migration and refugee studies; issues relating to colonialism and environment in the Global South; or other areas of study that examine the relation of racism and environmental issues.

Application requirements

  • A letter of application of no more than two pages;
  • complete curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than two pages, with emphasis on Cultural Studies teaching, and including brief descriptions of potential upper-level courses
  • evidence or record of teaching effectiveness (e.g. peer evaluation, awards or commendations, student evaluation.) Applicants are invited to contextualize this evidence, as appropriate;
  • a research plan of no more than two pages;
  • one example of scholarly research;
  • the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference, if requested.

For more info on the job and to apply, click the link below.


The Appointment Committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 15, 2021.

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.


There are no current postings.


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.

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