Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals


Community, Culture & Global Studies Department

The Community, Culture and Global Studies department of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC Okanagan requires sessional instructor(s) to teach the following courses in Term 2 Winter Sessions 2020-21.

TERM 2 (January 1- April 30, 2021)

GEOG 318 (3) Rural Geographies

Geographic perspectives in contemporary rural geography. Specific attention is given to social and environmental change, conflict and sustainability in Canadian and global contexts. Themes include transformations in the use of rural resources in agricultural, food, migration, and tourism production and consumption. Students are required to participate in short field trips and must arrange own transportation to/from sites within the Okanagan. (Note: due to COVID related protocols a virtual approach to site visits will be adopted).

GEOG 351 (3) Urban Social Geography

Introduction to the social geographies of cities. Draws on critical social and cultural theories. Gentrification, racialization in the city, gendered spaces, class segregation, urban form, and cultural geographies of urban life.

Applicants with a PhD in Human Geography or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.  Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Mike Evans, Head via michele.bjornson@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is October 13, 2020.

Please note, these courses will be offered through a web-based system (i.e. Canvas). All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Michele Bjornson, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-9337

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Lawrence Berg at 250-807-9392.

GWST 215 (3) Gender and Popular Culture

Examines how gender, sexuality and race intersect with representation in a variety of genres in popular culture. Considers the production, content, and reception of media texts. Ideological, institutional, social, and personal implications of these representations, and use of media to provoke change.

GWST 334 (3) Feminist Research Methodologies

Involves the study of the literature of feminist scholarship from a variety of disciplines illustrating the plurality and complementarity of feminist methods.

Applicants with a PhD in the Gender and Women’s Studies, or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.  Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Mike Evans, Head via michele.bjornson@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2020.

All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Michele Bjornson, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-9337

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Ilya Parkins at ilya.parkins@ubc.ca.

INDG 303 Indigenous Studies Theory and Methodology

Conceptualizations from an Indigenous perspective are central to this course. Includes an analysis of current conceptual paradigms within the social sciences, humanities, and performing arts, with a consideration of their appropriateness and applicability for Indigenous studies.

Applicants with a PhD in Indigenous Studies or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.  Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Mike Evans, Head via michele.bjornson@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is  October 28, 2020.

Please note, these courses will be offered through a web-based system (i.e. Canvas). All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Michele Bjornson, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-9337

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Braden Te Hiwi braden.tehiwi@ubc.ca .

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.

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Psychology

The Department of Psychology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires a sessional instructor to teach the following course during Term 2 of Winter 2020.

Term 2 (January 04, 2021 – April 27, 2021)

PSYO 230 (3)  Biopsychology of Behaviour

Topics will include structure and function of the nervous system, research methods, and their application to a selection of the following topics: human brain damage and recovery, stress, selected psychological and neurological disorders, sleep, memory, and vision. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: All of PSYO 111, PSYO 121.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita (including but not limited to previous teaching experience), recent teaching evaluations (if available), and the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letter of references directly to psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca or send documents via mail to:

Marla MacDonald, Department Assistant
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
ART 321 – 1147 Research Road
Kelowna, B.C. V1V 1V7
Phone: (250) 807-9528

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31st 2020. All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

“UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

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History and Sociology

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Economics | Philosophy | Political Science

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