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Sessional Lecturer Positions—Winter 2020

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications from outstanding individuals for teaching courses within the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, to be appointed in the Department of Statistics. The positions are open for individuals with a proven track record in teaching and education. Having a PhD is an advantage, but it is not a strict requirement.

The Department seeks one or more Sessional Lecturers to teach individual courses in winter term 1 (September 2 to December 31, 2020) and/or winter term 2 (January 2, 2021 to April 30, 2021). MDS courses are four weeks long.

We seek applicants with previous teaching experience in a post-secondary setting. A Master’s or equivalent in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics or related areas is required, with a preference to applicants who possess a PhD.

Applicants should submit the following documents, by email as a single PDF file, to info-mds [at] science.ubc.ca: a resume; a brief cover letter that includes a list of MDS courses of potential interest (see here); a brief teaching statement; any relevant evidence of teaching ability (such as student and/or peer evaluations); and the names and contact information of three references.

There are various possible start and end dates depending on which courses may be a good match.

The website will remain open for submissions through the end of the day on July 31, 2020. The website may remain open past that date at the discretion of the recruiting committee. All applications submitted while the website remains open will be considered.

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 will be given priority.