Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals

Faculty of Health and Social Development

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

The School of Social Work requires instructors to teach one of the following sections in Term 2 of the academic year, starting January to April 2023.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree or PhD in Social Work or any related discipline with relevant university teaching experience. The available course is listed below. In keeping with UBC policy and in conjunction with FCCS initiatives, we strongly encourage candidates whose teaching and practice engage Indigenous perspectives.

Term 2 – January 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023 (possible extension)

  • SOCW 553- 002  Research Knowledge and Evidence in Clinical Social Work Practice (Online)
  • SOCW 564-001 Trauma-Informed Clinical Social Work. (In person)

More information about the Faculty of Health and Social Development can be found at: https://fhsd.ok.ubc.ca/

How to Apply: Please email your application electronically to  harleen.jhawar@ubc.ca  and colin.reid@ubc.ca (it is important to be sent to both emails) with the subject line Applying for  SOCW 553 - 002  Research Knowledge or SOCW 564 – 001 Trauma-Informed Clinical. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022.

Applications will consist of:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching and/or recent teaching evaluations
  • Applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise MSW students.
  • The successful candidates will deliver core lectures; coordinate with guest lecturers; organize tests, mid-term exams, and grading.

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.”


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, permanent residents of Canada and a valid Canadian Work permit visa living in Canada will be given priority. Remote sessions outside of the country will not be considered.