Hiring for sessional instructors

University of Victoria, Faculty of Law
2023-24 Sessional Instructor Position
Request for Expressions of Interest

The Faculty of Law invites expressions of interest for a sessional lecturer to teach the following courses in the 2023-24 Fall or Spring terms:

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

  • LAW 315         Business Associations (2 Units) 4 hours per week
  • LAW 318         Remedies (2 Units) 4 hours per week
  • LAW 322         Family Law (1.5 Units) 3 hours per week


Applications are welcome from individual instructors and teaching teams. 

All appointments will be for the 2023-24 academic year and will take the form of a Sessional Instructor appointment within the CUPE 4163 (Component 3) Sessional Lecturers certification. 

Appointment at the rank of Sessional Instructor requires successful completion of an LLB, JD, BCL or equivalent law degree, and at least two years of practice or related experience. A graduate degree in law would be an asset. A record of successful teaching in a relevant course, or in other law school courses, would be an asset.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the nature of the appointment, educational background, and experience.

What you have to do to apply 

Applications consisting of a cover letter that specifies preferred areas of teaching and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of (and contact information for) two referees should be received no later than Friday 2 June 2023 at 4:30 pm, sent by email to Geoffrey Loomer, Associate Dean, Administration and Research at lawapps@uvic.ca.

Information about the Faculty of Law can be found at http://www.uvic.ca/law. 

It is anticipated that staffing will be completed by 12 June 2023. The University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting. The position may be re-posted if not filled and is subject to satisfactory course enrollment. 

Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. 

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.