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

The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Science, 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 1 (September 5, 2023 – December 21, 2023)

ENGR 427 (3) Reinforced Concrete Design II

Design of reinforced concrete two-way slabs, slender columns, footings, and walls. Design for torsion.

Applicants must have a Master’s or Ph.D. in an engineering discipline and have post secondary teaching experience. Must have P.Eng. Membership with EGBC is also desirable.


ENGR 466 (3) Introduction to VLSI Systems

The chip design process using VLSI design styles in CMOS technology. Data path, control and register file design and layout. Clocking schemes, flip-flop and latch-based design. Design project using CAD tools.


ENGR 461 Digital Communications / ENGR 564 Fundamentals of Digital Communications (3)

Signal space concepts, baseband digital transmission on additive white Gaussian noise channel, optimum receiver design, transmission through bandlimited channels, coherent and non-coherent carrier modulations, elements of information theory, introduction to error control coding.

Pulse-amplitude modulation, M-ary modulation, spectral efficiency, Nyquist pulse shaping, sequence detection, optimal coherent and incoherent receiver design, equalization, adaptive equalizer, receiver synchronization.


APSC 254 (3) Instrumentation and Data Analysis

Data acquisition, sensors, instrumentation, measurement techniques and their limitations, experimental design, and data analysis; statistics, basic probability; application of statistics to data analysis.


Term 2 (January 8, 2024 – April 26, 2024)

ENGR 495 / 519 (3) Tissue Engineering

Fundamentals of cell biology; extracellular matrix, receptors, and cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions at both the theoretical and experimental levels; effects of physical, chemical, and electrical stimuli on cell function; tissue structure and function and the clinical need for tissue repair; scaffold design and processing for tissue engineering. Credit will be granted for only one of ENGR 495 or ENGR 519.


APSC 177 (3) Engineering Computation and Instrumentation

Computer systems, software development, operating systems, compilers, programming in a high-level language, selection and loop structures, functions, arrays, pointers, files, data acquisition, solving engineering problems with computer programs.


APSC 262 (3) Digital Logic Design

Logic design methods, hardware description language (HDL), number representation and arithmetic circuits, combinational circuits, flip-flops, registers, programmable logic devices (FPGAs), counters, finite state machines, digital system designs.


MANF 486 (3) Mechatronic Systems Laboratory

Smart sensors and actuators, electro-pneumatic actuators, automated control systems, industrial communication, smart maintenance, object detection, industrial robotics, modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems. Hands-on training on mechatronic system trainers in a laboratory scale.

Applicants must have a Master’s or Ph.D. in an engineering discipline and have post secondary teaching experience. Must have P.Eng. Membership with EGBC is also desirable.


ENGR 331 (3) Infrastructure Management I

Introduction to asset management, municipal infrastructure systems, performance and prioritization measures, data management, life cycle costing, decision support tools, integrated approach.


ENGR 380 (3) Design of Machine Elements

Product design methodology; static and fatigue failure theory; design/selection of components including shafts, springs, bearings, gears, brakes, and clutches; design of bolted joints, power screws, and welds; design evaluation and optimization.


Applicants must have a Master’s or Ph.D. in an engineering discipline and have post secondary teaching experience.


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).


Competition Closing Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023


“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.”