The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Campus, invites applications for a 10-month term appointment as lecturer without review in
Computer Science to begin July 15, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, relevant university
teaching experience, and evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals
with expertise in any area of computer science will be considered. An interest in pedagogy,
especially development and evaluation of teaching systems and approaches, is desirable.
Experience in establishing connections with technology industries would also be an important
The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate program, including introduction
to computer programming in Java, database management systems, and software engineering,
and coordinate the Capstone Software Engineering Project course. The lecturer will be expected
to bring innovation to such teaching, provide help with the training of Teaching Assistants, and
fulfill service obligations to the University and community.
UBC is one of the world's top universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in
Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, at the
heart of the Okanagan Valley has over 8,400 students in six Faculties, including strong graduate
programs at all levels. Kelowna is connected by direct flights to major Canadian and USA cities
and the region is considered one of the most desirable regions to live in Canada.
How to Apply
Complete applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching
philosophy and evidence of teaching ability, as well as three letters of reference. These letters
and the applications should be sent as e-mail attachments to Ms. Ashlee Robinson (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org) Please put the competition title on the subject line of the e-mail and
declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
The reviewing of applications will begin May 23, 2014, and continue until the position is
filled. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are
encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority
groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage
productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.