Cohort Advisor Master of Education (MEd) in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC) program

The Department of Educational Studies invites applications for the position of ALGC Cohort Advisor. The initial appointment to this position is for a 12-month period starting from July 1, 2024 and will be for 1 credit in Summer Term 2; 1.5 credits in Winter Term 1 and 1.5 credits in Winter Term 2. The position is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory discharge of the following responsibilities:


  • Initiate and sustain contact with all UBC students (approximately 20) in the ALGC MEd Cohort
  • Confirm with all students in the cohort UBC’s ALGC program requirements
  • Assist students in identifying appropriate elective courses
  • Review and approve each student’s Program of Studies Worksheet
  • Submit approved worksheets and other student-related records to the EDST Graduate Program Assistant for filing
  • Assist students who have problems registering for courses in Workday Student
  • Remind students about registration, tuition installment payments, graduation application, and other deadlines
  • Liaise closely with the ALGC Program Coordinator about student progress and any difficulties in course completion
  • Refer students to any needed support services
  • Receive and review requests for leaves of absence, program extensions, and related matters, and make recommendations to the EDST Graduate Advisor.
  • Receive, review and manage any questions or concerns from program instructors or other students related to UBC’s policies on academic honesty


The successful applicant will have a master’s or doctoral degree in education, experience teaching online, and be familiar with the field of adult learning and education (ALE). Some knowledge of UBC’s policies and procedures related to graduate study and experience with the ALGC program will be assets.


The ALGC MEd is a fully online, 30-credit program and is a collaboration between UBC, Linköping University (Sweden) and University of the Western Cape (South Africa). The program is designed to be completed in two years. For more information about the program, please visit the ALGC program pages of the EDST website. The Cohort Advisor will report to the ALGC Program Coordinator.


Remuneration for the assignment will be consistent with the sessional pay scale which can be found at


For your application, please include a CV along with a cover letter that highlights how your skills and experiences are relevant to the position.



Please send applications electronically to:

Holly-Kate Collinson-Shield, Administrative Manager

Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Studies



Deadline for applications:  Friday 5 July, 8:00 AM



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.


If you require any accommodations during the application or hiring process, please contact Dr. Tom Sork.