Career Posting: TEAL Sessional Lecturer

The Okanagan School of Education (OSE), located in Kelowna, British Columbia, is part of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Education. UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, with distinct campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples, has strong undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs, with more than 11,000 students in seven faculties.

Sessional Lecturer Summer Terms 2023

The OSE has an opportunity for part-time sessional lecturers in the Teaching English and Additional Languages (TEAL) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

In Summer 1 2023 (May–June), we are accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach LLED 495 (3) Curriculum and Materials Design in Additional Language Teaching and Learning.

In Summer 2 2023 (July – August), we are accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach LLED 496 (3) Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning.

These are both online courses, with no scheduled meetings except for an optional face-to-face meeting for students once during each term. Duties include teaching, holding regular office hours, marking assignments, reporting grades, and attending meetings or appointments.

Learn more about the TEAL Post Baccalaureate Certificate.

Qualifications and Requirements

A minimum of a master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Education, or a related discipline, with relevant research and teaching experience, is required. Post-candidacy PhD students are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants are scholar-practitioners in the field of teaching English as an additional language/TESOL with an engaged knowledge of contemporary theory, research, curriculum development, materials writing, instructional methods, online learning, and Indigenous perspectives. Active and documented participation in a related professional association (e.g., BC TEAL) is desirable.

How to Apply

Applications will consist of:

  • cover letter
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • three reference names and contact information

A complete application can be sent to Dr. Scott Douglas, Director of EAL Programs,

Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for “LLED 495 sessional lecturer position,”  “LLED 496 sessional lecturer position”, or both.

The deadline for application is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023.

All positions are subject to funding and enrolment numbers and are governed by Part 7: Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers, Collective Agreement between the University of British Columbia and The Faculty Association of the University of British Columbia.

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; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.