PPGA 514: Research Design and Qualitative Methods (Sessional Lecturer)

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a sessional lecturer to teach the following course in Term 2 (January – April 2021).

PPGA 514 – Research Design and Qualitative Methods – Research design principles and ethics. Methods for qualitative data collection and analysis to inform policy decision making. Focus on participant-observation, interviewing, focus groups, content and gender-based analysis. Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

This course is part of the first year “core” of required courses in the 2-year course-based Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program. Please be aware that courses scheduled in Term 2 will be taught remotely due to COVID-19. Any synchronous teaching must be done during the scheduled course times. By applying to this position, you are accepting the change in the delivery model.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or have extensive practical experience performing research design and qualitiative research. Strong preference will be given to those with prior teaching experience in comparable professional programs.

All applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness if applicable;
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by January 3, 2021.

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All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $7,806.12 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.