Visual Art Sessional Lectureships

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

Term One: September to December 2022

VISA 110 001 Foundation Studio: Digital Media
VISA 180 001 Foundation Studio: Approaches to Media
VISA 210 001 Digital Arts
VISA 210 227 BMS Digital Arts
VISA 210 228 BMS Digital Arts
VISA 230 001 Painting
VISA 230 002 Painting
VISA 241 001 Digital Photography
VISA 241 227 BMS Digital Photography
VISA 241 228 BMS Digital Photography
VISA 260 001 Sculpture
VISA 310 001 Intermediate Digital Arts I
VISA 360 001 Intermediate Sculpture I

Term Two: January to April 2023

VISA 180 002 Foundation Studio: Approaches to Media
VISA 210 004 Digital Arts
VISA 220 002 Drawing
VISA 220 003 Drawing
VISA 250 003 Print Media
VISA 351 001 Intermediate Print Media II (Screen)
VISA 390 001 Performance
VISA 481 001 Advanced Seminar II

Course descriptions are available here


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. The minimum salary for a three-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $7,962.24.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/visa-sessional-application 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 (or have them on file for incumbents). All materials should be received by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 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.