Sessional Call for Applicants (2023-2024 Winter Session)

The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia is calling for applicants to teach in the 2023-2024 Winter Session.

The department will begin reviewing applications on February 10th, but will accept applications until February 21st.

The Department of Political Science invites applications to teach in the courses and terms listed below. Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. The minimum salary for a 3-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $7,962.24.

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

2023/24 Winter Session Courses

  • POLI 100 – Introduction to Politics
  • POLI 101 – Introduction to Canadian Politics
  • POLI 321 – Chinese Politics and Development
  • POLI 322 – Japanese Government and Politics
  • POLI 323 – South Asian Government and Politics
  • POLI 324 – Southeast Asian Government and Politics
  • POLI 328 – Topics in Comparative Politics
  • POLI 330 – Japanese Political Economy
  • POLI 331 – Korean Government and Politics
  • POLI 338 – Politics and Development
  • POLI 361 – International Violence and Its Control
  • POLI 365 – Asian International Relations
  • POLI 369 – Issues in International Security
  • POLI 375 – Global Environmental Politics
  • POLI 370 – Issues in International Conflict Management
  • POLI 385 – Public Opinion and Elections
  • POLI 405 – Topics in Canadian Politics
  • POLI 422 – Selected Problems in Comparative Politics
  • POLI 449 – Topics in Political Theory
  • POLI 464 – Problems in International Relations

All applicants should apply only through the Political Science Department’s Internal Resources website at the form here.

Returning Applicants: those who have taught for us in the last five years, can simply:

  1. Select the courses listed on the online application form that you are
    interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) you wish to teach
  2. Upload an updated curriculum vitae

New Applicants: should provide the following application materials:

  1. Select the courses listed on the online application form that you are
    interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) you wish to teach
  2. Upload an updated curriculum vitae. The c.v. must include a list of postsecondary
    courses taught at UBC and elsewhere.
  3. And upload the following application materials (in the following order, collated
    into a single PDF file):
  • a letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential
    for teaching a diverse student population
  • teaching evaluations
  • transcript of your academic record if you do not yet hold a Ph.D.

For further information on the sessional program, please contact Jeff Yupitun, Assistant
to the Department Head.

Decisions on course offerings will be made once the department has reviewed recent enrolments and assessed student demand. Due to budgetary constraints, the number of positions available is limited. Decisions for the 2023 Winter Sessional Applicants will be announced by March 1st, 2023.