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Prospective faculty and sessionals

Prospective faculty

Join us at one of Canada’s leading research universities.

Our department is recognized for its strengths in both research and teaching. Areas of faculty research include both theoretical and applied economics, econometric theory and the history of economic thought.

All faculty members have active research programs and publish regularly in academic journals. They have made important applied contributions to industry and governments at various levels.

We have an active seminar program, hosting visiting speakers from universities and organizations in various countries, including Canada, the USA, Europe and Australia.

Sessional lecturers

We consider PhD students for teaching positions. Normally students will be required to have advanced to candidacy to be considered, although exceptions are sometimes made based on previous teaching experience.

Positions for sessional lecturers are posted by May for winter session and by January for Summer session.

Sessional lecturers are covered by a collective agreement between CUPE Local 4163 and UVic.


CUPE 4163, Component 3


The Department of Economics invites expressions of interest from qualified instructors who are interested in teaching one or more courses during Winter Session 2024-25. 

The normal minimum qualification for teaching at this level is a doctorate in economics; however, PhD candidates will also be considered and in exceptional circumstances, a person with an MA in economics and relevant post-secondary teaching experience may be considered for an introductory course.

The department’s instructional needs change each term.  We expect to hire a minimum of one sessional lecturer for each of the course sections listed; however, these courses are subject to change based on enrollment and teaching needs.

FALL TERM (September – December 2024)

Course # Course Name
ECON 104 A01

Principles of Macroeconomics

SPRING TERM (January – April 2025)

Course # Course Name
ECON 103 A01

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 225 A01-A02

Writing for Economists

* Terms: 
Fall Term: September 4 – December 4, 2024 (Exam period: December 7-20)
Spring Term: January 6 – April 4, 2024 (Exam period: April 7-25)


To apply, send written expression of interest, by 21-May-2024 to:
Charlene Toews, Administrative Officer 


Applicants who have not taught at UVic within the past 3 years should include a CV and contact information for three academic references.

Decisions to be finalized by 31-May-2024 for Fall Term and 30-Sept-2024 for Spring Term.

  • These appointments are within the CUPE 4163 (Component 3) Sessional Lecturers certification. For information on the collective agreement, see Human Resources website.
  • Positions may be subject to funding and/or enrollment criteria.
  • The University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

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.