Instructor position for EDST 552 School Law – Summer 2023

INSTRUCTOR POSITION, Summer Session 2023

The Department of Educational Studies has an opening for an instructor to teach the following graduate course in Summer Term 2B – July 24 to August 11, 2023

EDST 552/971 – School Law – UBC Campus – Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.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 minimum of LLB degree with practical legal experience or a doctoral degree in a relevant field. 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, updated 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. Fei Wang

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:

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 7, 2023


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens 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 for those who are selected.