Sessional Instructors – EDST 579 & 582, Summer 2019


The Department of Educational Studies has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following graduate courses.

Summer Term 1 – April 20—June 29 – Off Campus, Surrey cohort

EDST 582/93A – The Study of Educational Organizations – 5 Saturdays (dates to be determined) from 9:00-4:00 p.m.

Classical and emerging theoretical perspectives on schools as organizations, including how schools may be conceived and be administered. Instructional strategies include seminars, discussions, hands-on activities and simulations. Application of knowledge to organizations within which students work.

Summer Term 2A – July 2-19 at UBC Campus

EDST 579/971 – School Community Relations – Monday to Friday from 10:30-1:00 p.m.

The course addresses the social, political, and economic forces impacting school-community relations and the role-played by educational leadership in this regard.

To be eligible to teach these courses, applicants must hold a doctoral degree. Instructors in EDST 582 should have an academic background in organization studies and instructors in EDST 579 should have academic background related to school interactions with various communities. Applicants should have experience in the K-12 school system. They should be familiar with the system’s structure and services, with the various stakeholder groups, and with authorities involved in the provision of education in British Columbia.

The courses are 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 or interested in engaging in teacher leadership.

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, February 22, 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 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.