Lecturer – Communications


As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.  The School of Engineering invites you to join us in achieving UBC’s vision.

The Faculty of Applied science’s School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus has assembled world-class faculty and developed an innovative engineering curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees in Electrical, Civil and Mechanical specializations.  The campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. 

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites candidates to apply for a Technical Communication Lecturer position to teach engineering courses commencing August 1, 2020, for a one-year term. 

Individuals with an exceptional interest in undergraduate and graduate technical communication and engineering education are encouraged to apply.
This position provides the rare opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching at the School of Engineering. The successful candidate will teach technical communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English, Rhetoric, Communication, or related discipline, post-secondary experience teaching composition and technical communication, and a proven record of excellence in teaching. Candidates be expected to collaborate with other programs and departments. Experience in teaching international students is also desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to be highly engaged in curriculum development, pedagogical innovation as well as service to the University. Applicants must have either demonstrated or possess a clear potential and interest in achieving excellence in teaching and learning and in providing service to the University and community. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2020. 

To Apply:
Applicants should provide Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Plan, list of three Referees. Preferred format is Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file format. For assistance, please contact, [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2020.  All applications will be reviewed; however, hired positions will be subject to budget and UBC Board of Governors’ approval.
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 will be given priority.