Positions for full-time and part-time instructors
Faculty of Applied Science – School of Engineering

The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied, School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan invites applications for Sessional Lecturer positions.


UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the unceded lands of the Okanagan people, and Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains. Kelowna is a four-season playground for a diversity of outdoor activities.

Our values

Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/

Term 2 (January 9, 2023 to April 13, 2023)

ENGR 501 (3) Deep and Reinforcement Learning for Engineers
Competition Closing Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Foundations of neural networks and deep learning; techniques to improve neural networks; convolutional neural networks recurrent neural networks and their applications; reinforcement learning: basics, Q-learning, actor-critic algorithm; practical engineering applications of deep and reinforcement learning.

MANF 368 Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation
Competition Closing Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Industrial measurement needs; architecture of electronic instrumentation systems; electrical representation of physical quantities; sensor technologies; analog signal processing using linear and nonlinear circuits; analog and digital filtering; data acquisition.

Applicants should have a Master’s or Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or health tech related field. Post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.

Duties will include teaching, holding regular office hours, marking all assignments and exams, and reporting grades.

With the letter of application, candidates should include a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), which includes a current home address and phone number, and teaching evaluations (where available). The C.V. must include a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught, including: course title, credit-value, course delivery dates and degree of responsibility for the course. Applicants should also include a minimum of two referees with addresses and phone numbers. Please reference the course(s) that you are applying for.

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional and Part-time Faculty Member.”

Please e-mail application materials to the School of Engineering via email to recruitment.apsc@ubc.ca. Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments. Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

“Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been under-represented 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 of Canada will be given priority.”