Academic Postings

Hindi-Urdu Language and Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

26 Jun, 2017

 

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Hindi-Urdu Language and Culture at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching courses in Hindi and Urdu language and culture.

Requirements include: advanced proficiency in both Hindi and Urdu; a Ph.D. in Hindi and/or Urdu Language and Linguistics, Hindi and/or Urdu Language and Literature, Hindi and/or Urdu Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Hindi and/or Urdu at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields like Hindi-Urdu performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2018). The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to third-year undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with tenure-stream Asian Studies faculty in South Asian fields of teaching and research, and especially with professorial faculty in Hindi-Urdu Language and Culture.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare two sample teaching videos (preferably one each for Hindi and Urdu), uploaded to YouTube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

 

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

 

All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Evironmental Sociology – (Assistant Professor)

23 Jun, 2017

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  The substantive area of specialization is environmental sociology. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests, who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population.  For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/26848). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing – (Sessional Lecturers, 2017W T1)

23 Jun, 2017

 

First-Year Programs in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver, invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships to cover various sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) and one section of ASTU 101: Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (3 credits) in the 2017 Winter session: Term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2017). The final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment. The following sections are available:

 

Term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2017)

WRDS 150 02A MWF 9-10

WRDS 150 03B MWF 10-11

WRDS 150 03E W       5-8

WRDS 150 04B MWF 11-12

WRDS 150 06A MWF 1-2

WRDS 150 07C MWF 2-3

WRDS 150 08A MWF 3-4

WRDS 150 11B TTH   9:30-11

 

ASTU 101 P03 T/Th    3:30-5:00

 

WRDS 150 is a foundational academic research and writing course, designed to introduce students to the social sciences and humanities. This is a 3-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts writing requirement (see Calendar description at: http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/).  Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 Arts students, and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities.

 

ASTU 101 is a 3-credit course that also meets the writing requirement (see Calendar description: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=ASTU). More specifically,

ASTU 101 satisfies the writing requirement for first-year students enrolled in in the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP), a cohort program that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). The available section of ASTU 101 is part of the Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE) stream (http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/ppe-philosophy-political-science-and-economics/), and teaches academic research and writing and fosters multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including writing and discourse studies, composition theory, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies), or a doctorate in another humanities or social science field and experience in teaching writing in the disciplines and/or teaching writing with genre-based pedagogy. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to the ASRW Chair, Dr. Mary Chapman (Mary.Chapman@ubc.ca).

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating your availability in term 1. Please indicate if you are applying to teach ASTU 101, WRDS 150, or both. Please include any information relevant to your scheduling needs (e.g., teaching back-to-back sections) for the Committee’s consideration; however, there can be no guarantee that preferences can be accommodated.
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150, ASTU 101, or both (including course description, list of sample scholarly articles, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments). Please see our course description archive and sample syllabi at www.asrw.arts.ubc.ca and http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/ppe-philosophy-political-science-and-economics/ to get a sense of the ways in which previous sections of WRDS 150 and ASTU 101 have focused on academic writing in several Arts disciplines.
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

 

All application materials must be received digitally by noon on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Attention: Jennifer Suratos at admin.fyp@ubc.ca

Please indicate “ASTU 101/WRDS 150” in the subject line.

 

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please note (on your CV or in your letter of application) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Adjunct Professor (Poetry)

21 Jun, 2017

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 401-001: Writing of Poetry 1.  The successful candidate will teach poetry writing across a variety of forms.   CRWR 401 is a two-hour workshop course, requiring additional office hours, with a maximum enrolment of 14 students. This 3-credit course will be scheduled in the 2017 Winter session, term 1 (September to December 2017).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with demonstrated excellence in the poetry genre, in the form of professionally published books will be considered.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-poetry/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to:  crwr.admin@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Friday July 7, 2017.

 

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Adjunct Professor (Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus)

21 Jun, 2017

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-indigenous-focus/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

 

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

19 Jun, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Asian Studies – Lecturer in Chinese Thought

29 May, 2017

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Thought, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed for a further year, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 credits of undergraduate ASIA-prefix courses over the 12-month period, including, but not limited to, sections of ASIA 382 (3 credits) Buddhism in China, ASIA 371 (3) Foundations of Chinese Thought, ASIA 371 (3) Development of Traditional Chinese Thought, and ASIA 332 (3) Confucianism in China and Beyond.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in English, advanced knowledge of Classical and modern Mandarin Chinese, a Ph.D. degree in Ancient Chinese History, Chinese Thought, Chinese Religion, Chinese Philosophy or a related field and teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based instruction and in curriculum development will be assets.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees and arrange to have each of those referees send a confidential letter of recommendation. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is June 30, 2017.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies – (Lecturers)

25 May, 2017

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions commencing as early as August 1, 2017, for initial 1-year term appointment, with possibility of renewal for a further year depending on performance appraisal and availability of funding. The successful candidates will have teaching and research interests/experience in the area of Library and Information Studies.

 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment).  Applicants must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply (those able to teach across multiple areas will be given preference): digital technologies, databases and computing, digital preservation, public libraries, academic libraries, management of information organizations, library services, human information behaviour and human computer interaction.

 

A full-time 12-month Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and related service duties.  Due to the substantial responsibilities for curriculum development, student advising, and learning outcomes assessment required as part of this graduate-level teaching position, it comes with a teaching load of six 3-credit courses over the 12-month appointment period in the first year.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program.  Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 26, 2017.

Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf or Word format) via email to: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

 

Applicants should arrange to have at least 3 referees send confidential letters of reference to the Faculty Search Committee at ischool.recruit@ubc.ca prior to the closing date. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund: luanne.freund@ubc.ca.

 

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.   We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Multi-site Consortium on Gender Bias in STEM

8 May, 2017

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow:  Multi-site Consortium on Gender Bias in STEM

A new Canada-wide research consortium known as Engendering Success in STEM (ESS) is currently seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful applicant would work at one of the key research centres for the consortium (the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, or the University of Waterloo) and would work directly with one or more members of the ESS Consortium Team:  Toni Schmader (ESS Director), Andrew Baron, Hilary Bergsieker, Sonia Kang, Elizabeth Page-Gould, Steven Spencer, or Stephen Wright.

Research in the consortium is aimed broadly at understanding and intervening to change implicit gender bias and/or its consequences for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math. Projects can include research focused on young children, adolescents, university students, and/or working professionals. Depending on the interests and experience of the fellow, applicants can gain expertise in multiple methods (implicit measures, developmental approaches, field-based event sampling studies, intervention research) and will work in a team-based environment to design and carry out projects that integrate research at the intersection of implicit bias, social identity threat, and intergroup contact theory. More information about the ESS consortium and its four key projects, please review information on the consortium website (SuccessinSTEM.ca).

The position is expected to begin during the summer of 2017. Review of applications will begin May 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is full-time for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants may be Canadian citizens or non-citizens. Responsibilities include taking a leadership role in designing and executing research projects, including statistical analysis and writing up the results of research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity related to implicit social cognition; stigma and stereotyping; gender; or intergroup relations. Scholars in social, organizational, and/or developmental psychology are encouraged to apply. Expertise in longitudinal research and/or intervention designs is a plus, as is experience using R in multi-level modeling.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have successfully defended their dissertation no later than July 31, 2017). To apply, send an email with the subject line “ESS PostDoctoral Position” to ESS@psych.ubc.ca with a single PDF document that includes:  a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 references who are willing to be contacted. Also, include up to 3 representative publications (reprints or preprints as separate PDF files in the same email. The cover letter should specifically identify which ESS researcher(s) is the preferred post-doctoral supervisor and why. The base salary for this position is $45,000 (CAD/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents). Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,500 Cdn/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings and will have the opportunity to receive training with more than member of the ESS team, if desired. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grant. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.

UBC, SFU, U of T, and University of Waterloo hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity and diversity in their communities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada he or she must be issued a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with Faculty Relations to provide a letter that the candidate will need to apply for a work permit. For more information about the position, feel free to contact tschmader@psych.ubc.ca.

Computational Linguistics (tenure-track Instructor)

8 Nov, 2016

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2017, with appointment at the rank of Instructor. The successful candidate should have a primary specialization in Computational Linguistics, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Computational Linguistics with knowledge in at least three of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, and machine translation. We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights from Computational Linguistics with traditional areas of linguistic enquiry, and experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development, and teaching of a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The Department of Linguistics is designing a new Professional Master in Computational Linguistics, and the successful applicant will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum, and is expected to hold significant administrative responsibility for the program. The successful applicant will teach and participate in the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Teaching and research in the Department cover a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approach these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour. The Department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details.

 

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative samples of published or unpublished work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted electronically, via email to: edna.dharmaratne@ubc.ca (with “Computational Linguistics Search” in the subject line), by December 15, 2016.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address above.  Enquiries addressed to Dr. Bryan Gick, Chair of the Search Committee and Head of Department, c/o Mrs. Edna Dharmaratne, Administrator, may be sent to the same email address.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.