Linguistics Sessional Positions for Winter 2021 (September 2021 to April 2022)

The Department of Linguistics invites applicants for sessional lecturers to teach the following courses in 2021-2022 academic year.


Winter 2021 Courses

For more details on courses please see:

Term 1

Course Title Credits Schedule
LING 101 Languages of the World 3 M,W,F Time TBC


Term 2

Course Title Credits Schedule
LING 101* Languages of the World 3 M,W,F Time TBC
LING 308* The Languages of Africa 3 T,Th Time TBC
LING 314* Instrumental Phonetics 3 M,W,F Time TBC
LING 433* Native Languages of the Americas 3 M 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
ASTU 204T* Swahili I 3 M,W Time TBC

*This course is expected to be filled within the Department Sessional pool.

Requirements for all courses: A Ph.D. in Linguistics (but will also consider applicants with a minimum qualification of ABD), expertise in the subject area of the advertised course, and teaching experience at college/university level.


Appointments are subject to budgetary constraints. Salary depends on rank and experience.


All applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.


Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2021. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instruction provided on the application webpage:


All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $7,962.24 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.