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Gordan Djurdjevic, Never-Say-Die-Sessional-Survivor and Humanities Instructor coming to the Academic Career Panel

February 25, 2014

Gordan Djurdjevic is an expert in two areas: interpreting Thelemic texts and juggling university teaching contracts.

Gordan has been working as a Sessional Instructor in UBC's Department of Asian Studies and SFU's Department of Humanities since graduating with a PhD from the former in 2005 and is very familiar with the financial challenges that come with this type of employment.

“Teaching three courses is very good, two courses staves of starvation, one course...I have done that sometimes and that’s the killer,” says Dr. Djurdjevic.

However despite the instability of working from contract to contract every four months, Gordan has managed to hang in there—for nearly a decade. Find out why, what he has learned in the process, and how his experience can help you live the life of a Sessional Instructor at the Academic Career Panel!

Date: March 11, 2014
 2–4 pm 
 IRMACS theatre, ASB 10900  Applied Sciences Building, Burnaby campus. Light refreshments will be served. 
Registration required: 
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