Call for Applications: 2022W Sessional Lectureships

We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2022–23 Winter session.

Term One: September to December 2022

VISA 183 (001) — Foundation Studio: Ideas as Practice I

Contemporary art practices, emphasizing the relationship between meanings and materials, art historical contexts and concepts, and non-traditional materials. (This course is open to all UBC students, regardless of prior experience.)

The course consists of a one-hour weekly lecture (delivered online) and a three-hour weekly studio/tutorial (in person, led by a teaching assistant).

VISA 401D (001) — Advanced Open Studio

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior visual art undergraduate students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Prerequisite: Three of VISA 310, VISA 311, VISA 320, VISA 321, VISA 330, VISA 331, VISA 340, VISA 341, VISA 350, VISA 351, VISA 352, VISA 360, VISA 361, VISA 370, VISA 375, VISA 390.

VISA 479 (001) — Performance Actions and Approaches

Advanced performance art practices and research methodologies.

Term Two: January to April 2023

ARTH 480 (002) — Visual and Digital Media Theory

A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

ARTH 480 is restricted to fourth-year students of the Bachelor of Media Studies program.

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 below in 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)
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 below in 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 (or have them on file for incumbents). All materials should be received by July 7, 2022.

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.