Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals

Faculty of Education

The Okanagan School of Education (OSE) requires sessional instructor(s) to teach the following courses as part of the English Foundation Program (EFP) in Term 1 of the Winter Session 2019-2020. More information about the EFP can be found here: https://students.ok.ubc.ca/academic-success/english-foundation-program/

EAP 103 (3) English for Academic Purposes Level III

Practice and refinement of academic communication and composition skills: writing and grammar; reading comprehension and proficiency; listening comprehension and oral fluency; intercultural communication. Students participate in an increasingly complex variety of academic activities and situations involving multiple purposes and participants. Twelve weeks (240 hours).

Prerequisite: Minimum English language competence level (see English Language Proficiency Tests at http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=2,19,1040,0). Registration limited to students in the English Foundation Program.

EAP 104 (3) English for Academic Purposes Level IV

Development of advanced academic communication and composition skills: writing and grammar; reading comprehension and proficiency; comprehension and oral fluency; intercultural communication. Students participate in a variety of complex academic activities and situations involving multiple purposes and participants. Twelve weeks (240 hours).

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EAP 103 or minimum English language competence level (see English Language Proficiency Tests at http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=2,19,1040,0). Registration limited to students in the English Foundation Program.

Applicants with a PhD in TESOL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, or a related discipline, with relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience, are preferred. A minimum of a master’s degree in the above disciplines, with relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience, is required.

Successful applicants demonstrate educational leadership and expertise in teaching English for academic purposes (EAP) at the post-secondary level in multicultural and multilingual environments, including a theoretical understanding of the field and current knowledge of EAP research and practice. This expertise further includes curriculum and materials development, learner-centred approaches, and content-based instruction. A commitment to working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary environment, intercultural communicative competence, and advanced English language proficiency are essential. Membership in a related professional association (e.g. BC TEAL) is desirable.

The deadline for applications is July 22, 2019. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact information for three references to the OSE Administrator, Kristin Schuppener: kristin.schuppener@ubc.ca. Please send documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Scott Douglas at scott.douglas@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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.