Sessional Lecturer Positions 2021S

Date Posted:  05 February 2021

Note: The courses listed below are subject to budgetary approval, conditional upon satisfactory enrolment and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members”.  Scheduled days of the week, times and assigned rooms are also subject to change.



Term 1:  May 10 to June 17, 2021

Examination period:  Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2021

GEOB 270 – 921 Geographic Information Science 3.0 credits
Computer-based graphical methods of data input and analysis. Emphasis on data visualization techniques such as cartographic modelling and exploratory data analysis.
Term 1, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections


Term 2:  July 5 to August 12, 2021

Examination period:  Monday, August 16 to Friday, August 20, 2021

GEOG 250 – 922 / URST 200 – 922 Cities 3.0 credits
An interdisciplinary introduction to the city in the context of contemporary globalization. Analysis of urban patterns and processes from the theoretical perspectives of various disciplines and methodologies.
Term 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous discussion sections


GEOG 357 – 922 Society, Culture and Space 3.0 credits
The development of social and behavioural geography, focusing on how places, landscapes, and environments both reflect and shape social life. Third year standing is recommended.
Term 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous discussion sections


GEOG 410 – 922 Environment and Society 3.0 credits
Geographical analysis of society-environment relations. Relates resource management to environmental politics, political economy, and sustainable development. Perspectives drawn from political ecology and political economy, environmental history and environmental philosophy. Prerequisite: GEOG 310.
Term 2, mix of asynchronous and synchronous, web-oriented course


Term A:  May 10 to August 11, 2021

Examination period:  Monday, August 16 to Friday, August 20, 2021

GEOG 350 – 98A Urban Worlds 3.0 credits
City systems and theories of urban location; internal spatial structure of the city; commercial and industrial location; social areas; neighbourhood and land use change; urban trends and public policy.
Online – Distance Education



Applicants must apply through the Geography website using the following link:   

Application should be prepared and upload in the following order in a single PDF file (maximum size 15MB):

  • a cover letter addressed to the Head, Geraldine Pratt, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience;
  • sample course outline;
  • names and contact information of three referees;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

An up-to-date curriculum vitae in PDF file (maximum 15MB) should be upload separately.

Doctoral students who wish to apply must submit a proposal indicating the benefits of teaching and impact of teaching to their current progress in the program. Proposal should then be endorsed and signed by their supervisor/s. Only endorsed proposal will be considered.

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at

Deadline: March 9, 2021

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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