Job Opportunities

Adjunct Professor (Poetry)

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 401-001: Writing of Poetry 1.  The successful candidate will teach poetry writing across a variety of forms.   CRWR 401 is a two-hour workshop course, requiring additional office hours, with a maximum enrolment of 14 students. This 3-credit course will be scheduled in the 2017 Winter session, term 1 (September to December 2017).

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with demonstrated excellence in the poetry genre, in the form of professionally published books will be considered.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to:  crwr.admin@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Friday July 7, 2017.

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.


Adjunct Professor (Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus)

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

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.