2020-2021 Art History Sessional Lectureships

We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers. In light of COVID-19, all Term 1 courses will be offered online and should be designed as such. Candidates should also be prepared to offer online instruction for Term 2.

2020 Winter Term 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2020)

ARTH 227 (001) — What Is Modern Art?
ARTH 340 (001) — 20th Century Art and Culture: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism
ARTH 345 (001) — History of Photography
ARTH 377 (001) — Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South
ARTH 380 (001 BMS) — Art as Technology
ARTH 439 (001) — Seminar in 18th and 19th Century Visual Culture
ARTH 480 (001 BMS) — Visual and Digital Media Theory

2020 Winter Term 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2021)

ARTH 226 (001) — Art, Colonialism, and Indigeneity
ARTH 339 (001) — 19th Century Art and Social Space
ARTH 361 (001) — Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art
ARTH 440 (001) — Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art
ARTH 445 (001) — Film and the City

Course schedules for ARTH are available here: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-department&dept=ARTH

A minimum of a PhD (ABD) in Art History is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-for-arth-sessional-lectureships/ and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • cover letter
  • CV, which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • sample course outline(s)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.ca. All materials should be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current salary is $2,602.04 per credit, based off a nine credit term. Therefore, a regular three-credit course in our department would be remunerated at $7,806.12

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