Academic Postings

ASRW – Sessional Lecturers for WRDS 150 (2016 W)

3 May, 2016

Arts Studies in Research and Writing – Sessional Lecturers for WRDS 150

2016 Winter (T1 & T2)

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships to cover sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) in the 2016 Winter session: Term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2016) and Term 2 (Jan 1 – April 30, 2017). There are approximately 33 sections available; however, the final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment.

 

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. (see Calendar description at: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=WRDS)

 

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. Katja Thieme (Katja.Thieme@ubc.ca).

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 

If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability in term 1 and term 2. You may include 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)
  • course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
  • statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, peer evaluation of teaching. The Committee will consult UBC student evaluations of teaching.

 

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating your availability in term 1 and term 2. 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 (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
  • 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 Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

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

Please indicate “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 $6,264 per 3-credit course.

 

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 and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, 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.

CAP – Sessional Lecturers for ASTU 100B (2016 W T1)

3 May, 2016

Position: Sessional Lecturer

Unit: Coordinated Arts Program

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Location: Vancouver – Point Grey Campus

Position Start Date: September 1, 2016

Application Deadline: May 17, 2016

 

Co-ordinated Arts Program – Sessional Lecturers for ASTU 100B

2016 Winter (T1)

 

The Co-ordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the Fall term of the 2016 Winter Session (September 1 – December 31, 2016) to cover sections of ASTU 100B.

 

CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, ASTU 100, which teaches academic research and writing and fosters multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. More specifically, ASTU 100B is a 3-credit course that meets the writing requirement only (see Calendar description: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=ASTU).

 

Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls approximately 25 first year Arts students. Teaching these sections also entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in a given stream.

 

Available Sections:

ASTU 100B (3 credits)

  • Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE), up to 4 sections

 

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., writing and discourse studies, literary studies, or composition theory) or a PhD and university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching academic writing and research in the disciplines. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 

If you are currently a sessional lecturer for ASTU 100 in CAP:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability in term 1. You may indicate 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 (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of ASTU 100B (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer evaluations, if available.

 

If you have not previously taught in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating how many sections you would be able to teach along with your availability in term 1. 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 three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for an ASTU 100B course in the PPE stream (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)
  • 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 Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

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

Please indicate “ASTU 100B” 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 $6,264 per 3-credit course.

 

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 and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, 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.

 

 

 

CAP – Sessional Lecturers for ASTU 100A (2016 W)

3 May, 2016

Position: Sessional Lecturer

Unit: Coordinated Arts Program

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Location: Vancouver – Point Grey Campus

Position Start Date: September 1, 2016 (for T1); January 1, 2017 (for T2)

Application Deadline: May 17, 2016

 

Co-ordinated Arts Program – Sessional Lecturers for ASTU 100A

2016 Winter (T1 & T2)

 

The Co-ordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the 2016 Winter Session to cover sections of ASTU 100A (6 credits).

 

CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, ASTU 100, which teaches academic research and writing and fosters multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. More specifically, ASTU 100A is a 6-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts’ writing and literature requirements by teaching academic writing and research through the study of literature. (see calendar description: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=ASTU).

 

Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls approximately 25 first year Arts students. Teaching these sections also entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in a given stream.

 

Available Sections:

ASTU 100A (6 credits):

  • Media Studies, 2 sections
  • Individual & Society, 2 sections
  • Law & Society, 1 section

 

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., writing and discourse studies, literary studies, or composition theory) or a PhD and university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching literature as well as academic writing and research in the disciplines. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 

If you are currently a sessional lecturer for ASTU 100 in CAP:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability in term 1 and term 2. 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 (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of ASTU 100A (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments) for the stream(s) in which you would like to teach

 

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer evaluations, if available.

 

If you have not previously taught ASTU 100 in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating how many sections you would be able to teach along with your availability in term 1 and term 2. 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 (detailing postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for a section of ASTU 100A (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments) for the stream(s) in which you would like to teach
  • statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

 

All application materials must be received digitally by noon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

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

Please indicate “ASTU 100A” 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 $6,264 per 3-credit course.

 

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 and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, 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.

Philosophy – Ethics and Applied Ethics (12-Month Lecturer)

19 Apr, 2016

Ethics and Applied Ethics (12-Month Lecturer)

The Department of Philosophy at UBC is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in Ethics, Social Philosophy and Applied Ethics. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and will have a track record of teaching excellence. The teaching load will include undergraduate courses in one or more areas of applied ethics (Biomedical ethics; Business ethics; Environmental ethics) and social philosophy (Power and Oppression, Sex; Gender and Philosophy). The position involves teaching 24 credits (equivalent of eight 3-credit courses, with an expected 3-3 load in the winter session and 2 additional courses in the summer of 2017) and participating fully in student advising, departmental service, events, and initiatives. This 1-year leave-replacement appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2016. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Please send applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness in the fields of the appointment. In addition, please arrange to have three referees send confidential letters of reference by the same deadline to:

Spencer van Vloten

Department of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

 

These materials should be sent electronically to him at phil.undergrad@ubc.ca. Applications and reference letters must be received by May 18, 2016.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.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 and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Lecturer in Chinese Language, Literature and Film

15 Apr, 2016

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Language, Literature and Film, commencing July 1, 2016. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach a total of 24 credits of Chinese Language, Literature and Film courses over the 12-month period. As part of his or her service duties, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the Department Head and/or Director of the Chinese Language Programme in program administration and development.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, advanced knowledge of Classical Chinese, a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, or a related field and extensive teaching experience at the college/university level in North America. Strong interest and experience in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development, and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs 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, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three referees. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 19, 2016.

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.

English (Sessional teaching, 2016W)

15 Apr, 2016

The Department of English is requesting applications for a Sessional Lecturer for the academic year 2016-2017 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 312 “Discourse and Society,” an introduction to theories of language and culture, and to techniques for analyzing discourses in their social contexts.

Applicants should have a complete or near-complete PhD in Rhetoric or a related field, with successful experience teaching rhetoric or discourse studies. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should include with their letter of application:
·        a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position
·        a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
·        recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent by their referees.

Application and letters of reference should be sent by email to: english.headsoffice@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 6 May 2016

Professor Sian Echard, Head
Department of English
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

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 $6,264 per 3-credit course.

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, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Art History (2016W Sessional Lectureships)

13 Apr, 2016

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Winter 2016 Term 1 and Term 2 Art History (ARTH) Sessional Lectureships

 

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Art History courses:

 

2016 WINTER TERM 1 (September – December 2016)

ARTH 320: Art and Architecture in Spain and the New World (1500–1700)

ARTH 341: 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern

ARTH 345: History of Photography: Archive, Spectacle, Reality

ARTH 376: Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North

ARTH 410: Seminar in African Art

ARTH 445: Film and the City

2016 WINTER TERM 2 (January – April 2017)

ARTH 102: Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment

ARTH 377: Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South

 

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 15, 2016.
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of an M.A. in Art History is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include with their letter of application a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities; a sample outline; evidence of teaching effectiveness; two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the Department by the referees. Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Extended deadline for ARTH 377: applications due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,264 per 3-credit course. 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Lecturer in Cantonese Language

8 Apr, 2016

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Cantonese Language, commencing September 1, 2016. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach a total of 24 credits over the 12-month period, of which at least 18 credits will be allocated for courses in first- and second-year Cantonese language (with the rest for courses on selected aspects of the culture and history of the Cantonese-speaking world, depending on the applicant’s area of expertise). The successful candidate will also be expected to lead in administration and development of the Cantonese language program.

 

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Cantonese and English, as well as university-level competency in Mandarin; a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Cantonese Language and/or Linguistics, Language Education, or related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Cantonese for credit at the post-secondary level in a North Amercian university and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs; evidence of commitment to teaching; and promise of educational leadership. Experience in program coordination and computer-assisted instruction 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.

 

The application dossier should be sent electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca and should include: Application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s university-level education, sample teaching video (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the referees. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links as part of their application submission.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is May 11, 2016.

 

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.

Psychology (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

24 Mar, 2016

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Applicants can be either Canadian or non-Canadian citizens. The successful candidate will be employed to work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Tracy in the Emotion and Self Lab, in connection with a federally funded CIHR Operating Grant on self-conscious emotions and addictive behaviors. The position is expected to commence in September 2016, but may start earlier if preferred. Review of applications will start April 10th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The post is a full-time position for a minimum of one year, with the possibility for renewal up to one additional year contingent upon exemplary progress.
The post involves three main components: (1) data analysis and writing up results from a large-scale longitudinal study examining the social, emotional, personality, and nonverbal behavioral predictors of recovery from alcohol addiction; (2) designing follow-up research and beginning pilot data collection, and (3) contributing to Dr. Tracy’s overall program of research on emotions and self by leading and conducting new projects on this and related topics. The Fellow will be working in part with data collected from a sample of recovering alcholics involving the assessment of emotions (via self-report, behavioral coding, and cortisol reactivity), personality, and social behaviors, and examining effects of these predictors on a range of outcomes, including health and relapse, over time. Responsibilities include conducting data analyses, assisting in the training and mentoring of affiliated graduate and undergraduate researchers, contributing to the writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to research design for new projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity and experience in social, personality, and/or health psychology, experience conducting experimental and/or longitudinal research, and a solid grasp of commonly used statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS or other statistical packages). Prior experience in, and/or knowledge of, research on emotions, links between social behavior and emotions, and/or addiction is highly desirable.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have completed their Ph.D. defence no later than August 30th, 2016). To apply, send an email with the subject line ‘Post-doc Application’ to jltracy@psych.ubc.ca with a single document including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional referees who have agreed to be contacted, and up to 3 representative publications (re-prints or preprints) as separate files. The base salary for this position is $40,000 Cdn/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents. Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute for Health Research. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,200/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grant. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.

 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity in its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. For additional information visit the UBC Department of Psychology website, the Emotion and Self Lab, and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at UBC. 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. Further information on the work permit process for postdocs can be found on the UBC Faculty Relations website

Vantage College and Arts Studies in Research and Writing (12-month lecturer)

18 Mar, 2016

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one full-time 12-month lecturer position in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW), Faculty of Arts (http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca) and Vantage College, the University’s international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). This position offers opportunities to pursue a career in teaching at the university level, while engaging in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

 

UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take courses in Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

 

The successful candidate will teach in two programs: UBC Vantage One Arts and UBC Vantage One Management. In these programs, students undertake a coordinated curriculum that provides instruction in social scientific ways of thinking, speaking, and writing. UBC Vantage One Arts coordinates Arts courses in Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Research Writing for students wishing to progress into the Faculty of Arts; UBC Vantage One Management coordinates Arts courses in Psychology, Economics, Sociology, and Research Writing for students wishing to progress into the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus, in Kelowna. Embedded language instruction and an English for Academic Purposes course support students’ learning in both programs.

 

This full-time 12-Month Lectureship position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016, is a one-year appointment (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellent performance, and compliance with University policies. The successful candidate is expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits plus service, and to work closely with members of the instructional teams at UBC Vantage College and in ASRW. Specifically, s/he will be expected to contribute to curriculum and materials development, collaborate with instructors in Vantage College and ASRW, and contribute to each unit through service on committees. The appointment will be held in ASRW, but 18 credits of teaching and service workload will be dedicated to UBC Vantage College, while 6 credits of teaching will be in ASRW.

 

The 18-credit load responsibility in UBC Vantage College includes sections of the following courses:

  • WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ASTU 204: Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies
  • VANT 148: UBC Vantage College Projects
  • VANT 149: Multidisciplinary Research Project

In addition, the successful candidate can expect to teach 6 credits (i.e., two 3-credit courses) for ASRW including WRDS 150 and ASTU 400A, and participate in designing the future growth and development of ASRW, a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing in the disciplines. ASRW courses introduce Arts students to the discursive practices of the disciplines. Members of the unit also support undergraduate student participation in research activities (e.g. conference participation) and assist faculty who offer writing-intensive courses in their departments.

 

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including Writing Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy Studies, or a doctorate and equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments using research-based, theoretically rich pedagogical frameworks. Evidence of teaching excellence is required; evidence of successful team building and collaboration would be an asset. A keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning is expected.

 

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca for receipt by the application deadline: noon, April 20, 2016.  Please indicate in the subject line: “ASRW/Vantage 12-Month Lecturer.”

 

(1) a cover letter, indicating your suitability for the position

(2) curriculum vitae

(3) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.)

(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., teaching evaluations)

(5) course descriptions of writing courses taught and/or developed

(6) sample syllabus for a writing course

 

Applicants should also arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

 

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

 

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 and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.