Lecturer – Engineering


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 new 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 Lecturer position to teach engineering courses commencing August 1, 2020 for a one-year term. 

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline (Ph.D. preferred) and post-secondary teaching experience. Professional engineer license preferred. Membership with EGBC is also desirable.

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 courses related to engineering design, statics, dynamics, math and physics for engineering applications. Candidates with practical and/or industrial design experience are preferred.

Successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach innovative undergraduate courses, be highly engaged in curriculum development and pedagogical innovations.  Applicants must have either demonstrated an interest in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, in educational leadership. Candidates would be expected to participate in departmental meetings, collaborate with a broad network of engineers in academic and industry settings, and may be assigned to teach courses during the summer. The successful candidates in collaboration with existing faculty members will foster and promote entrepreneurial aspiration of the students and the school-at-large. Industrial experience would be an asset.

How 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. Please declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. 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 of Canada will be given priority.”