Job Posting: Sessional Lecturer for APSC 450

Sessional Lecturer – Job Posting

The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time sessional lectureship to teach a section of APSC 450: Professional Engineering Practice.

Term 1: September 6 – December 22, 2022

APSC 450 concerns the engineering profession, the duties required of an engineer by the professional code of ethics, the legal principles that apply to engineering practice, and the business organizations in which engineers may work. It is a 2-credit course taught from September 6, 2022 to December 7, 2022.

The duties include coordinating available video lecture content and weekly quizzes on a Canvas website. New video content or discussion group sessions consistent with the purpose of the course may be introduced.

Successful applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Scott Dunbar at

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy as it relates to the teaching of ethics and engineering law (maximum 500 words)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations and peer evaluations if available)
  • Names and contact information for 3 academic references

Application materials must be submitted online as pdf files by July 21, 2022. Review of applications will begin on July 25, 2022.

Interested applicants can apply here:

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.”

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.