Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

Twelve-Month Lecturer

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a part-time 50%, 12-month Lecturer position. This position will be renewed annually, subject to availability of funding and demonstrated excellence in teaching and service. The desired start date is July 13, 2018.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a candidate who will work closely with technical faculty to identify opportunities to improve technical communication development within design, laboratory, and other technical course.  The successful candidate will also develop and teach a communications course for graduate students.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s or PhD degree in English, or a closely related discipline, and have a strong commitment to high quality graduate teaching. The successful candidate will have experience working in an engineering context, and be interested in collaborating with technical faculty to integrate communications throughout the curriculum.

The successful candidate will have course development and teaching responsibilities in the area of technical communications and will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Salary will be at the minimum range for lecturer or commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of academic and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees.

Applications should be submitted via email to

The closing date for applications is July 13, 2018.

Applicants to the Faculty of Applied Science positions are asked to complete the following equity survey: The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members.  Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed.”

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Sessional Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has opportunities for part-time sessional lecturer appointments for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please visit this page to find out more about the positions available. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.


Staff Positions

We currently have no staff positions available. Please check back at a later date.