Lecturer in Aerospace Option

The School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus located in Kelowna, BC invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer with expertise in Aerospace Engineering. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023 for a 1-year term with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The position has responsibilities in teaching and service and hiring decisions will be made based on the candidate’s potential to contribute to transformative learning at UBC. We celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusion, equity, and Indigeneity within the School, and these values are foundational to succeeding in our mission to ‘shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.’

Our values

Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation build an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will share intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect for the rights of all people. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to these values. To learn more please visit https://apsc.ubc.ca/EDI and https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.


The Aerospace Option is the newest specialization at the School of Engineering. Our graduates receive a world-class education and are well-poised for employment within the rapidly-growing aerospace sector in the province of British Columbia. The successful candidate will support the delivery of this option by teaching courses related to aircraft design, aerospace structures, propulsion, materials, and manufacturing as well as existing courses within the Mechanical Engineering Program. To learn more about the Aerospace Option, visit   https://okanagan.calendar.ubc.ca/faculties-schools-and-colleges/school-engineering/bachelor-applied-science-program/mechanical-engineering

Eligibility and duties

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide service to the University and the community.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people who continue their thousands of years of stewardship today. Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains making it a four-season playground for a variety of outdoor activities, gastronomy, and culture.

Application submission

Interested applicants should submit the following as a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter: Include your motivation for applying to the position and highlight skills and experience relevant to the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Teaching statement: Explain your teaching philosophy and give specific examples that have informed it. Include a description of your teaching interests and experience.

Applications must be submitted online; emailed applications will not be considered.

Accessibility or accommodations are available on request for all applicants. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact recruitment.apsc@ubc.ca.

Review of applications

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2023; all applications received by then will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.