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Job: Lecturer, Cultural Studies, full-time 12-month appointment (UBC Okanagan; deadline: 12 April 2019)

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus invites applications for a full-time 12-month Lecturer appointment in Cultural Studies commencing Sept 1, 2019.  Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, and subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching. These terms are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  

The instructor would be expected to offer three courses in the first Winter term (Sept. to Dec.), three in the second Winter term (Jan. to Apr.), and one course in the summer term. We seek an individual to teach the following courses in our undergraduate Cultural Studies program over the next 12-month period.

Courses include:

  • CULT 101: Cultural Studies Practices
    • Key concepts and methods across the history of cultural studies including analysis of consumer society, identity, space, and memory
  • CULT 341 / ENGL 341: Globalization, Literature, and Culture
    • Postcolonial approach to cultural globalization, including neo-imperialism, transnationalism, and global identities in relation to literature, film, and other forms of cultural production. 
  • CULT 437/ENGL 437: Postcolonial Studies
    • Examines colonialism, decolonization, and globalization, as they relate to literature and other modes of cultural production, using a cross-cultural framework. Topics vary from year to year. (As this is a topics course, applicants should describe possible approaches to teaching this course, consistent with their areas of research specialization, for instance, and that do not duplicate the introductory courses in postcolonialism and globalization, CULT 340 and CULT 341).

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a cognate field, evidence of an active research profile, and prior university teaching experience. 

Applications include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which might include a teaching portfolio, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, professional development of teaching, teaching awards and nominations). Candidates must include the names and contact information of three references.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Michael Treschow Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (

All positions are subject to funding.

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The deadline for receipt of applications is April 12, 2019.  

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 will be given priority.

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