Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: English Instructors – Temporary Part-time, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Deadline: 30 June 2023)

The Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for 2-3 50% Non-Regular Type Two (part-time temporary) faculty positions from Sept 1, 2023. These 50% NR2 positions require that candidates are able to teach four sections in the Fall (September to December) semester. 

The courses will be offered in person, and the successful candidates may be asked to teach on two of KPU’s four campuses (Surrey, Richmond, Langley, or Surrey Civic Plaza campuses). 

Primary teaching duties will include three or more sections of ENGL 1100: Introduction to University Writing and may include one section of the following: ENGL 1202: Reading and Writing About Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature or ENGL 1204: Reading and Writing About Genre: An Introduction to Literature. Descriptions of these courses can be found at

Only in exceptional circumstances are Non-Regular Faculty called upon to teach upper-level courses. 

The position would come with an expectation of meaningful university service.

For the complete job posting and to apply, please click here.

Qualified Faculty List: 

Unsuccessful applicants for the NR2 positions may be offered the opportunity to be added to the English Department’s Qualified Faculty List. When on the Qualified Faculty List, candidates may be offered work should it become available. These contracts are categorized as NR1 Faculty appointments. Candidates can find out more about the rights and responsibilities of NR1 faculty by visiting the KPU-KFA Collective Agreement .

For more information about the English Department and our Bachelor program, please see

More information concerning the working conditions for a faculty member are outlined in Article 12 of the Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA) Collective Agreement


  • A completed PhD, or evidence of imminent completion of a PhD in English or literary studies
  • A current record of, or potential for, scholarly activity/service
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching English at the undergraduate level in the past five years 

Preference will be given to candidates with: 

  • A two-year record of excellence in teaching Composition and English literature at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated expertise in instruction of first-year academic writing
  • Experience teaching a diverse student body
  • Innovative, diverse, and inclusive approaches to pedagogy and scholarship
  • A focus on student success 
  • Dedication to a pedagogical culture of care and compassion 
  • Demonstrated commitment to departmental service
  • In addition to the above, candidates with the following demonstrated areas of expertise are preferred: Latinx Literatures; AAPI and/or East Asian Literatures; Middle Eastern Literatures; Ecocriticism/Animal Studies; Experiential and/or Service Learning; and Composition Studies


complete application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a sample course syllabus, a recent writing sample or a relevant publication, a sample of your most recent teaching evaluations, and a list of three references able to comment on your teaching and academic qualifications.

Applicants invited to be interviewed will be required to provide copies of official transcripts. 

Note to Applicants

The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email. 
We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check. 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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