Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer – MINE 350

The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer to teach a section of MINE 350: Modeling and Simulation, a 3 credit course.

2023 Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2023

MINE 350 concerns methods for modeling the behavior of mining and mineral processing systems and their application to the design and analysis of such systems. Both analytical and numerical methods are introduced. Students will obtain hands-on experience with simulation software.

The duties include providing two lectures and one laboratory session per week, all in-person, as well as assignments and in-term quizzes, and any other duties related to the teaching of this course. The course is coordinated on a Canvas website. New content consistent with the purpose of the course may be introduced or substituted for existing content.

The successful applicant will have post-secondary training experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness as an instructor or teaching assistant in science or engineering and an advanced degree combined with experience modeling and simulation of industrial systems. Candidates are expected to have excellent communication skills and working knowledge of modern teaching methods and supporting tools. The skillsets and experience desired in the successful candidate could include experience with flipped classrooms, online course delivery, and other experiential teaching methods. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Marek Pawlik at

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing your experience working with a diverse study body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • A curriculum vitae (please detail post-secondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy as it relates to the teaching of modeling and simulation (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 August 16, 2023. Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2023.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Joanna Ho at

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Information on the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering is available at All 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 of Canada will be given priority.

The posting for this position is now closed.