Sessional Instructors - teaching opportunities in ES

The School of Environmental Studies is seeking a Sessional Instructor for the Fall 2015 term (September – December) and invites applications for future sessional teaching opportunities.

Current opportunity: ES 321 Ethnoecology, Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:20.

Environmental knowledge systems of indigenous and other local peoples are increasingly recognized as having relevance in understanding and documenting biological diversity and conservation and in undertaking ecological restoration. The different aspects of local and traditional ecological knowledge and their relationships to western academic knowledge are reviewed and the issues and requirements for applying local knowledge in environmental sustainability are explored. This course is a prerequisite for the more advanced courses on ethnobotany and traditional land and resource management.


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, July 3, 2015, 4:30p.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.