Limited Term Part-time (50%) Instructor Position in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM)


Faculty of Education

Limited Term Part-time (50%) Instructor Position

in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Point Grey campus) invites applications for a part-time (50%) limited term without review Instructor position (Educational Leadership stream) in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM). The annual workload for this part-time (50%) Instructor position includes a teaching assignment of courses scheduled over the academic year in combination with educational leadership opportunities as assigned by the Head. In the Faculty of Education, a half-time Instructor’s workload is 12 credits (i.e., equivalent to four 3-credit courses). This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal of another year. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2018.

The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus is located on traditional, unceded Musqueam territory in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading research institution and is committed to teaching and research excellence. The UBC Faculty of Education was recently ranked first in Canada and ninth globally among Faculties of Education (2015 QS World University Rankings).

The Department of ECPS is the largest among all five academic units in the Faculty of Education. There are 43 tenure stream faculty members and five program areas, including Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology, Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning and Culture, School Psychology, and Special Education. More than 400 graduate students are enrolled in the Department. For over 25 years, the internationally recognized MERM program has been dedicated to advancing the science and practice of measurement, statistics, program evaluation, and research methodology in the social and behavioral sciences. We primarily support masters and doctoral programs and additionally offer upper division undergraduate level as well as masters and doctoral level courses that meet the methodology requirements for students across the Department, Faculty of Education, and other Faculties at UBC.

This is a limited term without review position in the Educational Leadership Stream. The appointment is for a term of one year with the possibility of renewal of another year subject to a satisfactory annual review based on the description in the Collective Agreement (

The successful candidate will have expertise in applied statistics, measurement, and research methodology. Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and have excellent pedagogical and communicative skills, including the ability to translate research and statistics to diverse audiences. A strong record of research productivity commensurate with experience is preferred.

Applications must include (i) a letter indicating the position being sought, listing the undergraduate and graduate courses they can teach in the MERM program and why, and outlining potential Educational Leadership contributions to the MERM program, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) evidence of teaching excellence (such as course outlines and student evaluations), (iv) a statement of Educational Leadership and Teaching Philosophy, (v) one or two samples of relevant publications (if applicable), and (vi) the names as well as the contact information of three references. Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant field by the start date. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Completed applications should be sent electronically to Dr. Shelley Hymel, Dept. Head at (Dr. Hymel’s assistant). Applications must be provided in the format of one bookmarked PDF file.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to submit their applications packages by February 28, 2018.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Anita Hubley, MERM Program Area Coordinator at For information about the MERM program and faculty, please see

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.