Sessional Lecturers

A Sessional Lecturer, may be full-time or part-time and is appointed to teach credit course(s), or to perform related duties such as course coordination or laboratory supervision, for a period of less than twelve (12) months. Sessional Lecturers are governed by Part 7 of the Collective Agreement.

Positions must be advertised in accordance with UBC’s advertising policy and the Collective Agreement. Appointments must be made using ISIS (Integrated Sessional Information System). Contact Christine Pickering for ISIS information and access. For other Sessional-related questions please refer to our contact list. Please note that a current CV and a copy of the signed offer letter must also be submitted for new appointments.

If the appointee is a not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, please review the requirements for Foreign Academic Recruitment. Please note that normally the only non-Canadians that can be appointed as part-time Sessional Lecturers are American, Mexican and Chilean citizens.  Additionally a foreign graduate student whose valid study permit allows them to work at UBC and has been offered an appointment in accordance with UBC Policy AP7 (formerly Policy 75) may also hold a Sessional Lecturer appointment.

Sessional Lecturers (part-time) who hold appointments of at least 50% and for at least 4 months are eligible for pension and benefits. Sessional Lecturers (part-time) who hold appointments of less than 50% are eligible for a modified benefits package with no pension. The only exception is when a Sessional Lecturer falls under the recall provisions of by Article 4, Part 7 of the Collective Agreement.  Information about benefits eligibility is available on the HR Benefits including information on benefits maintenance between appointments for Sessional Lecturers

The appointees are members of the Faculty Association. Minimum salary scales are in effect for all Sessional Lecturer appointments – Refer to Article 4 of Part 2 of the Collective Agreement.

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