Employment Opportunities

The African Studies program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following courses:

Winter 2023 Courses, Term 1 & 2:
(September 2023 – April 2024)

Course / Section Title Credits Term Schedule
AFTS 308 The Languages of Africa 3 2 Mon/Wed: 3:30-5:00pm
AFST 350 Topics in African Studies 3 1 Tue/Thu: 12:30-2:00pm
AFST 352A Perspectives in African Studies: A Social Science Approach 3 2 Tue/Thu: 1:30-3:00pm
AFST 450R African Diasporic Culture in African Canadian Communities 3 2 Tue/Thu: 9:30-11:00am
SWAH 101 Beginners Swahili I 3 1 Mon/Wed/Fri: 11:00am-12:00pm
SWAH 102 Beginners Swahili II 3 2 Mon/Wed/Fri: 11:00am-12:00pm

Course descriptions are available at https://vancouver.calendar.ubc.ca/course-descriptions/subject/afst and https://vancouver.calendar.ubc.ca/course-descriptions/subject/swah.

These courses are designated as “in person” and it must conform to UBC policies (found here: https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/courses/course-modes-delivery)

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James, suzanne.james@ubc.ca

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in African Studies or another field with a focus on African or African-diasporic concerns, and experience in teaching at the college or university level. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in the subject matter or related courses is required.

Returning Applicants
Those who have taught for the program in the last three years can upload an updated curriculum vitae, course outline, and sample course evaluation summaries.

New Applicants
Applicants should include with their letter of application/cover letter:

  • Curriculum Vitae, which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all postsecondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • An extremely brief outline or paragraph statement about this course (maximum 1 page)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • names and contact emails of two referees (only referees for short-listed applicants will be contacted)

Applications must be submitted online by June 30, 2023. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instructions provided on the application webpage.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $ $8,279.88 per 3-credit course.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.