Sessional Instructor posting: ES 443, Spring 2016

The School of Environmental Studies is seeking a Sessional Instructor for the Spring 2016 term (January – April) and invites applications for future sessional teaching opportunities.

Current opportunity:  ES 443 Climate Change and Biodiversity, Mondays / Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Examines the challenges a changing climate poses for ecology and conservation biology research and management, including ecological restoration. Particular attention is given to reading scientific papers, both those that present biodiversity pattern and process changes, as well as those that present management solutions to climate-driven biodiversity loss.


Please submit a curriculum vita and a cover letter outlining relevant education, professional experience, and teaching effectiveness to Dr. Karena Shaw, Director, School of Environmental Studies, David Turpin Building, B243b, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2 by email

Application Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

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

Environmental Studies invites interested qualified instructors to submit applications for future sessional instructor opportunities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees.  The cover letter should indicate which courses the applicant would be prepared to teach and what qualifications the applicant has for teaching these particular courses.  For a list of ES courses, please visit our website.  Please email your application package to

In keeping with Article 13.01 of the Collective Agreement between UVic and CUPE 4163 (Component 3), expressions of Interest are hereby sought from graduate students, adjunct faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows and sessional instructors in the department as well as other interested parties.

Offers of sessional employment will be made from a pool of qualified individuals.  Positions are subject to availability of funding and attainment of minimum course enrollment numbers.