Journalism – Additional Sessional Position (September 2022 to April 2023)

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media invites applicants for a sessional lecturer to teach the following course in the 2022-2023 academic year, Terms 1 & 2.

For more details on courses please see:


Course Title Credits Schedule Notes
JRNL 555A International Reporting 6 Wednesday
7:00am to 9:00amLabs Monday
9:30am to 10:30am
This is a team-taught course; the Sessional position is for 1 credit of teaching


JWAM is committed to research and pedagogy that responds to and addresses historic inequities, and therefore welcomes applicants who would contribute to our ongoing efforts to create an open and diverse community, one that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged in the field of journalism.

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in Journalism (MJ or Ph.D.) but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants with teaching and/or journalism project management experience.

An excellent record based on relevant experience in journalism, journalism studies or related courses is required, as is experience working collaboratively. Preference will be given to an applicant with a background and expertise in digital/multimedia production, including experience with digital presentation/design/interaction and producing multimedia content. The applicant will lead the digital and multimedia framing of the overall course project and will provide guidance and training to students on industry best practices.

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 and your commitment

to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion;

  • 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 August 25, 2022. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instruction provided on the application webpage:

Applicants must be physically located and legally able to work in Canada for the duration of the appointment. All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional and Part-time Faculty Members”: The current minimum salary is $7,962.24 per 3-credits of teaching.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.


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.