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Prospective faculty & sessionals


Students and instructors delve into environmental change during a hands-on beach field day.
Students and instructors delve into environmental change during a hands-on beach field day.

At the School of Environmental Studies, we welcome prospective faculty who are passionate about merging environmental science, policy and community engagement.

Join us and contribute to a community that values innovative approaches to ecological and social challenges. Our school thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration, offering a vibrant academic environment where research and teaching go hand in hand with real-world impact.

We provide strong support for faculty research initiatives, integrating them into our curriculum to inspire students and solve pressing environmental issues.

Current opportunities:

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Indigenous) - Tenure Track

Current UVic-wide postings and more.

Sessional instructors

The School of Environmental Studies invites applications for future sessional teaching opportunities.

Interested individuals please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining relevant education, professional experience, a list of courses you would be able to teach and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

Dr. Deborah Curran, director, School of Environmental Studies, David Turpin Building, B243b, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2. Submissions may be also sent by email to

Preference will be given to those with a completed or nearly complete PhD in environmental studies or a related field and a combination of expertise and experience appropriate to the courses concerned.

Specific course offerings will depend on the availability of qualified instructors and are subject to final budgetary approval. Unexpected vacancies may occur at any time. Qualified individuals living (or expecting to live) in the Greater Victoria area are especially encouraged to apply, and to maintain a current statement of interests and qualifications on file with the director.

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.