Call for applications: Art History and Visual Art Sessional Lectureships

We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers. UBC is preparing for a return to in-person teaching, however, candidates should also be prepared to offer online instruction if required.

2021 Winter Term 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2021)

ARTH 227 (001) — What Is Modern Art?
ARTH 480 (001 BMS) — Visual and Digital Media Theory
VISA 110 (001) — Foundation Studio: Digital Media
VISA 210 (002) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (227 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (228 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 220 (002) — Drawing
VISA 230 (001) — Painting
VISA 230 (002) — Painting
VISA 241 (227 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 241 (228 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 310 (001) — Digital Arts I
VISA 311 (001) — Digital Arts II
VISA 320 (001) — Intermediate Drawing I
VISA 360 (001) — Intermediate Sculpture I
VISA 380 (001) — Studio Theory

2021 Winter Term 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2022)

ARTH 102 (001) — Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment
VISA 110 (227 BMS/CAP) — Foundation Studio: Digital Media
VISA 210 (004) — Digital Arts
VISA 241 (003) — Digital Photography
VISA 250 (002) — Printmaking
VISA 260 (002) — Sculpture
VISA 311 (002) — Digital Arts II
VISA 481 (001) — Advanced Seminar II


Art History Applications:

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)

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

Visual Art Applications:

A minimum of an MFA 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-visual-art-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) with strategies for how course materials can be delivered online/at a distance
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

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


Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.ca (or have them on file for incumbents). All materials should be received by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021.

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 salary effective July 1, 2021 is $2,654.08 per credit, based off a nine credit term. Therefore, a regular three-credit course in our department would be remunerated at $7,962.24

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.