Sessional Lecturer Positions 2020-2021 Academic Year


The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is now accepting applications for Sessional positions for 2020-2021 academic year.

Subject to budgetary and enrolment considerations, the successful candidates will teach the following courses:

ARBC 101 – Intro to the Grammar and Vocabulary of Classical Arabic                      Term 1 (MWF 18:00-19:00)

CNRS 370 – Theories of Myth                                                                                                Term 1 (MWF 11:00-12:00)

HEBR 101 – Beginning Biblical Hebrew I                                                                              Term 1 (MWF 11:00-12:00)

HEBR 102 – Beginning Biblical Hebrew II                                                                            Term 2 (MWF 13:00-14:00)

NEST 319 – The Archeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria                                                    Term 2 (MWF 10:00-11:00)

RELG 201 – Near Eastern and Biblical Mythology                                                            Term 1 (TTh 12:30-14:00)

RELG 203 – Scriptures of the Near East                                                                              Term 1 (MWF 11:00-12:00)

RELG 316 – The Origins of Christianity: Literary Contexts                                          Term 2 (TTH 12:30-14:00)

RELG 335 – Jewish Law                                                                                                  Term 2 (MWF 10:00-11:00)

Details of courses can be found at:

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE COURSES MAY BE REQUIRED TO CHANGE TO AN ONLINE FORMAT SHOULD COVID-19 CONTINUE INTO THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR. Your application assumes acceptance of such a possible transformation of delivery technique.

Please send your Letter of Application and current CV (one combined pdf) by 4pm, May 11, 2020 to Edrees Kakar, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies UBC: email

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional and Part-time Faculty Members”:

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

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

Dr. Leanne Bablitz                                                                                                            Head, CNERS