Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals


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 Summer Term 2 in 2022.

Summer T2 (July 4, 2022 – August 19, 2022)

PSYO 508 (3) Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Clinical & Research Practices

In this graduate course, students will learn how equity, diversity, and inclusion issues are essential concepts in clinical and research practices in psychology.  Students will learn to formulate research questions, designs and create assessment and treatment plans through this lens.

Applicants with a PhD in Psychology 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 upon request 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 June 24, 2022. 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.

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 Winter Term 1  and Winter Term 2 of the 2022/2023 academic year. The course will be offered online and therefore could be taught remotely.

Winter T1 (September 06, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

PSYO 355 (3) Forensic Psychology I

The implications of theory and research in psychology for the criminal justice system. Topics include the definition and measurement of crime with a review of psychological and biosocial factors associated with selected criminal behaviour. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Two of PSYO 219, PSYO 220, PSYO 230, PSYO 241, PSYO 252, PSYO 270, PSYO 271, PSYO 298, PSYO 299 or 6 credits of 200-level Psychology.

Winter Term 2 (January 09, 2023 – April 30, 2023)

PSYO 335 (3) Drugs and Behaviour

Surveys topics related to the effects of drugs on behaviour. Cellular mechanisms of action, drug absorption, tolerance, addiction, withdrawal, and placebo effects. Classes of drugs studied will include alcohol, tranquilizers, nicotine, stimulants, opiates, marijuana, hallucinogens, antidepressants, and antipsychotics. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Two of PSYO 219, PSYO 220, PSYO 230, PSYO 241, PSYO 252, PSYO 270, PSYO 271, PSYO 298, PSYO 299 or 6 credits of 200-level Psychology.

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 letters 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 June 30th 2022. 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

The Department of History & Sociology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC Okanagan campus requires sessional instructors to teach the following courses in 2022S, Terms 1 and 2. Please note that SOCI 111 and SOCI 217 have days and times assigned to them but will be delivered synchronously online. SOCI 485A will be held in-person.

TERM 1 dates: May 16 – June 30, 2022

SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology I (Online)

Studies how society influences human behaviour. How is society organized and structured? How does it affect the way we think and act? What is the relationship between individuals and society? What is our social nature? Why is there inequality in the world?

SOCI 217 Introduction to Sociology of Gender (Online)

How gender organizes and influences individuals, social interactions, and institutions such as families, media and work; how gender intersects with other structures of inequality.

TERM 2 dates:    July 4 – August 19, 2022

SOCI 485A Sociology of Health and Illness (In person)

The social construction of illness; the medicalization of society; historical rise of medical power and biomedicine; epidemics; colonialism and medicine; gender, race, sexuality and health. Credits: 3

Applicants with a PhD in Sociology, or in a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.  Specify which course(s) you are applying for in your cover letter. Interested applicants must submit:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (including detailing post-secondary teaching experience),
  • A brief teaching dossier and all teaching evaluations for the last 5 years, and
  • Applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent to the Department Assistant, Barbara Wilke at wilke@ubc.ca if requested.

The deadline to send application documents in electronic PDF format is March 20, 2022. Send the application to Barbara Wilke, Department Assistant, at  barbara.wilke@ubc.ca.

For more information regarding this position, please contact the Department Head, Dr. Ruth Frost, at ruth.frost@ubc.ca.

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

“Instructors do not need to be based in Kelowna, BC, while instructing on-line courses but must reside in Canada and have Canadian citizenship or residency. Instructors are required to have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer.”

“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.”

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

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Community, Culture & Global Studies

There are no postings at this time.


Economics | Philosophy | Political Science

The EPP of the Irving K. Barber school of Arts and Social Sciences, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following course(s) during the Summer Sessions of 2022.

Economics

Term 1, May 16 – June 22, 2022

ECON 102:  Principles of Macroeconomics

Elements of theory and Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of growth and business cycles, national income accounting, interest and exchange rates, money and banking, the balance of trade.

ECON 320:  Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Application of single and multivariable calculus to economics. Includes comparative static analysis of household and firm behaviour as well as simple dynamic models. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 320 or ECON 391 when the subject matter is of the same nature.

ECON 371:  Economics of the Environment

Economic analysis applied to various environmental issues, including sustainable development, quality of life, and environmental impacts of specific industrial and consumption activities. The design and implementation of government policies. Global environmental effects of human economic activity.

Term 2, July 4 – August 11, 2022

ECON 102:  Principles of Macroeconomics

Elements of theory and Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of growth and business cycles, national income accounting, interest and exchange rates, money and banking, the balance of trade.

ECON 345: Money and Banking

Financial markets and financial institutions in theory and practice; structure and development of the Canadian financial system; development and theory of the regulation of the financial system; process of monetary control; theory and history of central banking and monetary policy.

ECON 372: Natural Resource Economics

Application of economic analysis to the management of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Optimal use of depletable resources such as forests and water; public policy with regard to conservation and outdoor recreation; mineral economics and the economics of alternative energy sources.

Applicants with a PhD in the Economics discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are required. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • list of three references.

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is March 30, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

Philosophy

Term 1, May 16 – June 22, 2022

PHIL 210:  Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

Introduction to philosophical issues concerning society, its fundamental institutions, and their nature. Lectures will also address philosophical questions concerning legal reasoning. The approach will be mainly systematic, although some reference to the history of certain philosophical views may be included.

Term 2, July 4 – August 11, 2022

PHIL 121:  Introduction to Philosophy II

Introduction to outstanding philosophers and their systems. Theory of knowledge, logic, and contemporary philosophy.

Applicants with a PhD in the Philosophy discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are required. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • list of three references.

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is March 30, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

Political Science

Term 1, May 16 – June 22, 2022

POLI 383:  Crimes Against Humanity

Crimes against humanity and the evolution of the component crimes (including genocide, slavery, torture, sexual violence, apartheid) as legal concepts, social-historical phenomena, and sites of popular struggle.

Term 2, July 4 – August 11, 2022

POLI 352:  Comparative Politics of Public Policy

Policy-making across industrialized democracies, with a focus on North America and Europe.

POLI 364: International Organizations

Analysis of the activities and influence of modern international organizations in international security, economic, and social issue areas. Organizations associated with the United Nations; other world and regional bodies will also be analyzed.

Applicants with a PhD in the Political Science discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are desired. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • list of three references.

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is March 30, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

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