Teaching and research opportunities

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Contact us for information on teaching opportunities.

Faculty positions

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Teaching assistantships

The standard rate of pay for all Graduate Teaching Assistantships is $30.87 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay. This is as per Schedule 1 of the new Collective Agreement for CUPE 4163 comps 1 & 2, found at: CUPE 4163 Component 1 & 2 Collective Agreement 2022 - 2025.

January-April 2024 positions

Research assistantships

Positions and rates are negotiated with individual researchers and there is no standard rate.

Sessional Instructor opportunities

Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies



Expressions of interest are invited for sessional assignment for the following Summer 2024 Session courses:

Summer (May-August) 2024 Session

ED-D 417 A01

Skills for Effective Interpersonal Communication

May 13- June 28

Mon & Wed


ED-D 424 A01

Teaching students with Developmental Disabilities

May 13- June 28


Online, asynchronous

ED-D 533A A01

Politics & Policy Making in Organizations

May 13- June 28

Mon & Wed


ED-D 561A  A01

Methods in Educational Research

May 8-Aug 2


9:30 am-12:30pm

ED-D 591E A01

Special Topic: Indigenous Leadership

July 3-25

Mon thru Fri


For a calendar description of the above courses, please refer to the Academic Calendar:

Course scheduling is subject to change. Review the UVic course timetable.

All expressions of interest should be submitted in writing or emailed by 4 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024 to:

Dr. Rose Vukovic, Chair c/o Andrea Coppard, Administrative Officer
Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Applicants for all courses are asked to include the following if you do not already have the documents on file with EPLS:
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • proof of highest degree obtained
  • names of and contact information for at least three references
  • any other information that may help the Department to assess your qualifications for teaching the course or that can speak about your teaching-related experience

In addition to the above, applicants for the following Leadership Studies course, ED-D 591E (only), are asked to demonstrate the following:

We look for candidates who

  1. demonstrate teaching experience in non-formal or formal education which can include teaching and/or teaching-related experiences (e.g., teaching assistant positions, clinical or field-based supervision) and
  2. practice a teaching philosophy aligned to antiracist, anti-oppressive, and decolonizing understandings of leadership and leaders. 

Please include details in a cover letter that elaborates on your qualifications for teaching the course(s) including your understanding of leadership and leaders and how you address anti-racism and decolonization in your courses, syllabi, assignments, and students’ learning assessments.

Note: your highest degree obtained should be in an education-related field. That includes curriculum and pedagogy, educational studies, adult education, educational policy, etc

All positions are subject to meeting minimum enrollment requirements, program requirements, and funding.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal persons, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

The University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

Sessional teaching assignments are paid in accordance with the salary grid found at: CUPE 4163 Component 3 Collective Agreement 2022 - 2025

Work Study program 

None at this time in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, but you can check the Work study program website for opportunities in other departments. 

(Note: You must indicate that you are eligible and authorized to take part in the UVic Work Study program in order to apply).

ED-D 101 lab instructors

ED-D 101: Learning Strategies for University Success is a popular first year course that teaches students skills for success in university, including reading, note taking, studying, time management, and assignment work in their current undergraduate courses.

Students learn to apply theory to examine their own learning and experiment with new strategies for learning.

Dr. Allyson Hadwin often teaches ED-D 101, and EPLS graduate students teach the lab components.

Check this page (under TA postings) to see when new ED-D 101 TA positions are posted!

Conducting research

Visit UVic Research and login with your NetLink ID to:

  • apply for funding opportunities
  • get a research agreement signed
  • apply for regulatory approval for your project
  • learn more about research at UVic (awards and honours, facts and figures, policies and procedures)