INSTRUCTOR POSITION, Summer Session 2018

The Department of Educational Studies has an opening for an instructor to teach the following graduate course in Summer Term 2B – July 23 – August 10, 2018

EDST 552/971 – School Law – UBC Campus – Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Introduction to basic legal concepts and terminology. Students develop an awareness of the statute law and case law that pertains to education in BC. They focus on the information needed for legal action, but not on detailed legal rules. Topics include rights, special education, liability for accidents, crime, and copyright.

To be eligible to teach this course, applicants must hold a doctoral degree. Applicants should have experience in the K-12 school system. They should be familiar with the systems structure and services, with the various stakeholder groups and with authorities involved in the provision of education in British Columbia.

This course is in the Educational Administration and Leadership M.Ed. Program. Many students will be elementary, middle, or secondary teachers considering careers in school and district administrative positions.

Course instructor duties will include some or all of the following: teaching, preparation and involvement in seminars, lectures, discussion periods and tutorials; marking assignments and exams; holding regular office hours; academic counseling of students during office hours; exam invigilation duties; reporting grades and attending orientation meetings as well as follow up sessions where applicable.

Application Procedure

Letters of application should contain the following items: the Department Sessional application form, a current CV, the Post Secondary Teaching Experience Form and teaching evaluations if available.  New applicants should also include the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three referees.  Forms are obtainable from the department website at

If you would like further academic information, please contact:

Dr. Wendy Poole
Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) Program

All positions are subject to enrollment minimums and budgetary approval, and are governed by Part 7 of the Collective Agreement on Conditions of Appointments for Sessional Faculty Members the remuneration for the assignment will be paid at the sessional pay scale at

Please send applications to:

Shermila Salgadoe, Administrative Manager
Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Studies
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
6445 University Boulevard
Vancouver B.C. V6T 1Z2

or electronically to:

Deadline for applications:  Friday, April 6, 2018

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.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected.