Employment Opportunities

Winter 2018-19 Sessional Lecturer Positions 

The Department of Sociology invites applications from qualified applicants to deliver the following 1.5-unit Sociology courses during the 2018/19 academic session. For a more detailed description of the course, go to https://web.uvic.ca/calendar2018-01/CDs/SOCI/CTs.html

In keeping with Article 13.01 of the Collective Agreement between UVic and CUPE 4163 (Component 3), Expressions of Interest are hereby sought from doctoral students, adjunct faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and sessional lecturers in the department, as well as other interested parties. Offers of sessional employment will be made from the pool of qualified individuals who express interest in teaching during 2018-19 Winter Session.  The positions are subject to availability of funding and attainment of minimum course enrollment numbers. 

FALL 2018:

SOCI 433 – Issues in Demography and Families, MR, 10:00-11:20
SOCI 374 – Qualitative Research Methods, TWF, 12:30-1:20

SPRING 2019:

SOCI 210 – Classical Social Theorizing, MR, 11:30-12:50
SOCI 374 – Qualitative Research Methods, TWF 9:30-10:20

Applications or expressions of interest should be received by Friday April 20th, 2018 at 9:00 am.  Applications will be accepted after this deadline only if the position has not been filled.  Submitted materials will not be returned. The application should be sent to:  Sean Hier, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, Box 3050, Victoria BC V8W 3P5 (socichr@uvic.ca).  

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

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


Department of Sociology




Appointment Priority Policy: In making assignments, priority will be given to students as set out in Appointment Priority Policy A of Appendix "A" of the UVic/CUPE 4163 Collective Agreement. Please note that an application does not ensure employment. However, all interested students are invited to submit applications in the event that there are more positions available than there are applications from the students in the priority categories, or where attrition over the course of the term results in positions becoming available. Postings are subject to funding availability and/or course cancellation.

Remuneration: $25.15 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.

Duties: The duties and responsibilities of a teaching assistant may include some or all of the following.               

  • grading exams
  • marking papers
  • checking homework
  • preparing exams/quizzes
  • preparing grades
  • in‑class teaching
  • presence during established office hours
  • invigilation during formal examination


Note: Teaching Assistants are required to be available to work over the full period in which a summer course runs.  If there is a period in which you are unable to work, you MUST state this on your application form.

To apply: Apply using the CUPE 4163 Application form only and submit to Zoe Lu, Department of Sociology, Cornett A332, or via email, sociology@uvic.ca .

Deadline: Noon, Wednesday 28th March 2018.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal persons.