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Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC iSchool invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position commencing July 1, 2019. We expect to fill the position for an initial term of three years with a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. (or to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment). Exceptional candidates with a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and substantial professional experience will be considered without a PhD.


Individuals with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Librarianship
    • Public libraries
    • Academic libraries
    • Management of information organizations
    • Library services.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and experience with course development
  • The ability to support a positive, diverse and inclusive learning environment
  • Experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary work/learning environments;
  • Demonstrated capacity for professional and/or academic service and administrative work.


A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Additional service responsibilities may include curriculum development, student advising, and community outreach. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC iSchool is ranked 1st in Canada and 4th in the world in the field of information management. The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. Further information about the School can be found online.


Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID: 32626) by March 4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed:

  • A letter of application stating the candidate's qualifications for the position;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • A one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.


Application deadline: March 4, 2019.

View the job posting as a PDF.


Applicants are required to arrange for three (3) signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by March 11 by email to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien, Chair of the Lecturer Search Committee (h.obrien@ubc.ca).

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