Academic Postings

Graduate School of Journalism – [Lecturer position 2017/18]

3 Dec, 2016

The University of British Columbia School of Journalism invites applications for a Lecturer position to complement the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environment and public policy journalism as listed on its website: http://journalism.ubc.ca/. This limited-term position is expected to be a year, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.  The School offers concentrations in key areas of journalism, as well as academic specializations across disciplines. Candidates should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in teaching in an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality journalism instruction, with a focus on digital storytelling formats and multimedia stories. Candidates should be prepared to teach students how to use digital tools for research, reporting, storytelling and audience engagement. A full-time 12-month Lecturer is expected to be responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., normally eight 3-credit courses) and related service duties that may include some administrative responsibilities normally undertaken by regular faculty members. It is expected that teaching assignments will be distributed across the 12-month period of appointment to include scheduling in the summer session, if possible. In some situations, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted where additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Director.

Normal duties include those related to the design and teaching of university-level credit courses, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments and final portfolios; calculation and submission of grades; graduate student supervision; and holding regular office hours. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Journalism and in the Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) programs. These high quality professionally oriented programs engage innovative and creative teaching practices and offer the chance to work with outstanding students. The Lecturer may also be assigned responsibilities in connection with the School’s offering in the Vancouver Summer Program.

The ideal candidate will:

– have professional experience of working in a newsroom as a reporter and/or editor, together with strong professional experience in producing stories for multiple platforms
– possess university-level experience in teaching multimedia journalism theory and practice
– exhibit strong digital journalism skills, including knowledge of digital content management systems such as WordPress, mobile and multimedia production, and approaches to audience engagement
– demonstrate a commitment to a student-centered approach to teaching through inquiry-based and cooperative learning
– have proven experience of working collaboratively in a team in an open, experiential learning environment
– have capacity to innovate in technology-enriched and community-engaged educational settings demonstrate ability to function effectively in a university environment

A Master’s degree in Journalism, mass communications, or a related discipline is preferred; however, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree plus exceptional professional and teaching skills may also be considered.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website at: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/25171 and be prepared to submit their materials online by the deadline of January 31, 2017.

Applications must include:
– letter of interest
– curriculum vitae;
– statement of teaching philosophy
– evidence of teaching effectiveness
– names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees

In addition, applicants must arrange to have their referees submit their signed confidential letters of reference by the same deadline via email to  soj.admin@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin after January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled

Inquiries may be addressed to: Alfred Hermida, Director and Associate Professor, UBC School of Journalism at soj.director@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity in 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.

Psychology – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

30 Nov, 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 position. Applicants can be either Canadian or non-Canadian citizens. The successful candidate will be employed to work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Woody in the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, in connection with federally funded research on hoarding. The position is expected to commence in July 2017, but the start date may be negotiated. The application deadline is 15 February 2017. 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 for both of our lines of research, namely our work on the cognitive underpinnings of hoarding and community-based interventions for hoarding; (2) administering and scoring cognitive and diagnostic assessments on a weekly basis and supervising others who administer these assessments, and (3) contributing to Dr. Woody’s overall program of research on hoarding by overseeing our current projects. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be working in part with data collected from community agencies involving their interventions for hoarding-related problems. 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 as well as experience in clinical psychology or empirically oriented social work, strong skills in experimental and qualitative research, and a solid grasp of commonly used statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS or other statistical packages). Prior experience in, and knowledge of, research on hoarding or anxiety disorders is highly desirable. Prior experience working in a multidisciplinary research context is an asset.
Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have completed their PhD defence prior to taking up the position). To apply, send an email with the subject line ‘Post-doc Application’ to swoody_at_psych.ubc.ca and attach 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. In addition, applicants are asked to send up to 3 representative publications (re-prints or preprints) as separate files. The base compensation 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 Institutes 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 grants. 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 Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at UBC. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada they must obtain a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with UBC Faculty Relations to prepare the necessary paperwork that the candidate will need in order to apply for a work permit. Further information on the work permit process for postdocs can be found on the UBC Faculty Relations website.

Indigenous New Media (tenure-track Instructor)

21 Nov, 2016

 

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor, with starting date of 1 July 2017.

Area of Specialization: Indigenous new media

 

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have teaching experience and scholarly expertise in the area of Indigenous new media. The Institute seeks candidates with unique interdisciplinary qualities and experience in new media practices and pedagogy, with an emphasis on the crafts, theories, and technologies as utilized by and relevant to Indigenous peoples. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of teaching (or potential for excellent teaching of) media studies within the context of critical Indigenous studies. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of relevant teaching and practice (e.g., podcasting; digital storytelling; radio production), that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections among new media, critical Indigenous studies, and digital storytelling are distinct assets. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated analytic and practical skills working with various new media applications, including but not limited to: HTML, CSS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Photoshop, WordPress, sound editing software (e.g., Audacity, Audition) and storytelling software (e.g., Twine, Inform, ChoiceScript).

 

Aside from maintaining an excellent record of teaching, supervision, educational leadership, and service, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to grow and develop the Institute’s strong relationships with local community and campus media outlets, liaising with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) Program Chair and Institute Director(s) to develop and sustain productive and reciprocal spaces for the knowledge-sharing of Indigenous new media practices and training grounds for students to develop research and technical skills in the field. The normal teaching load for an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range across the curriculum from first-year introductory undergraduate courses and upper-level seminars to graduate seminars and supervision (upon approval by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). The successful candidate will work closely with FNIS and Institute faculty, staff, and students, and may be assigned service duties for coordinating digital initiatives. 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. For more information about FNIS, visit www.fnis.arts.ubc.ca.

 

This is a tenure-track position and 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/.

 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation, and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations).  Applicants are asked to arrange to have three confidential signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline. Please forward materials in care of Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, at fnis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Completed applications (and reference letters) must be received by 3 January 2017.

 

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

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, members of visible minority groups, women, 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.

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.

Artist-Teacher of Horn, Trombone, or Trumpet (Assistant Professor)

3 Nov, 2016

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of Horn, Trombone, or Trumpet to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2017. Situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, the School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in brass performance. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit www.music.ubc.ca.

 

The new faculty member will play a leading role in the brass area. We seek an accomplished performer and experienced educator with a compelling record that includes: superior artistic achievement and significant national or international profile; effective and innovative teaching of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires in university and festival contexts; and successful collaborations with other brass artists in performance and teaching. The selected candidate’s instrument, repertoire expertise, organizational, and communication skills will complement existing faculty strengths to galvanize student achievement and lead curriculum innovation and growth in the brass area. A graduate degree is expected (D.M.A. preferred); significant high-profile professional experience is required, and may be accepted as equivalent to a graduate degree.

 

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; brass chamber music coaching and coordination; supervision of masters and doctoral brass students; coordination and curriculum leadership in the brass area; active student recruitment (regionally, nationally, and internationally); service on School and University committees; and ongoing performance/research activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and productive service to the School and University.

 

Applicants should apply online by January 6, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website:  www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/24906 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested at a later date from selected applicants.

 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to brass.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 2017.

 

The 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, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Scenic Design for Theatre and Film (Assistant Professor)

26 Oct, 2016

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Design. The Department seeks a dynamic artist with experience in scenic design for live performance such as theatre and opera, and recorded media such as film and television.

 

Applicants must have a terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD, knowledge of digital technologies, and a commitment to developing innovative artistic and research projects.  In addition, we seek applicants who demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, and the potential to foster learning opportunities that make connections between creative work in live and recorded media. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department’s BFA and MFA programs in Theatre and Film, advise graduate and undergraduate students, maintain a strong profile of scholarly activity in artistic practice and research, and provide service to the Department and the University. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

 

The UBC Department of Theatre and Film offers a comprehensive range of degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We work to develop the student’s intellectual, creative and technical skills as they prepare to embark on professional careers. A full range of courses provides students with core disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with the diversity of aesthetic practices, and practical experience in theatre and film. The Department, located on the beautiful Point Grey campus in Vancouver, has seventeen full–time and eight to ten part-time faculty, as well as a strong complement of expert support staff. For information, visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/

 

Applications must include: a cover letter, CV, digital portfolio, statement of artistic/research interests, statement of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.

 

Applications must be submitted online by December 31, 2016 at: http://thfl-recruitment.adm.arts.ubc.ca. (follow instructions provided on the application webpage).

 

In addition, applicants are required to arrange to have 3 confidential, signed, letters of reference sent to thtr.sec@ubc.ca by the same deadline.  Review of completed applications will begin soon after the deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

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

Social Work (Assistant Professor positions)

26 Oct, 2016

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning July 1, 2017.  Major selection criteria include demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activities; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching and clear promise of excellence in teaching; and a capacity to establish effective relationships with the practice community. A Master’s degree in Social Work and PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines are required.  Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of social care; expertise in health, mental health, or other social care practice; and at least three years post-MSW (or post-BSW) practice experience. The successful candidate for each position will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, service and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels.

The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. Please check the School’s web page for updates and further information: www.socialwork.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted online by December 22, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/24844.  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

These positions are 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.

Review of applications will begin soon after December 22, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Information Studies (Assistant Professor)

21 Oct, 2016

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia, invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2017. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active record of teaching, graduate supervision, research, and service in an interdisciplinary environment, and to teach and conduct research in the field of Information Studies within one of two primary subject areas, based on the needs of the iSchool:

  • Information Science and Digital Technologies, including such specializations as information retrieval, design of databases, semantic web, infometrics/bibliometrics, data science/curation, digital media and digital collections.

 

  • Public Knowledge, Information and Society, including such specializations as the changing role of knowledge organizations (e.g. libraries, archives, museums, media organizations) in society, information services, information literacy, scholarly communication, information policy, and digital civics.

 

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Library and Information Studies program, with the possibility of teaching across iSchool programs and collaboratively within the Faculty of Arts, including the Bachelor of Media Studies Program and the School of Journalism. This position offers candidates the opportunity to participate in the re-envisioning of core iSchool research and teaching areas and to join a dynamic community of scholars shaping the future of the UBC iSchool.

Applicants must:

  • hold a Ph.D. (or provide evidence of imminent completion) in the field of information studies from an iSchool or equivalent institution
  • demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activity appropriate to their experience
  • have experience conducting collaborative and multidisciplinary research, preferably in an iSchool or Library and Information Studies (LIS) context
  • demonstrate excellent teaching potential and a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • show a capacity to innovate in technology-enriched and community-engaged educational settings
  • demonstrate intercultural understanding and openness to diverse perspectives and experiences

 

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, a unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Master’s programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), with both Master’s programs offering an optional First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) program and is a charter participant in the new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. The Faculty of Arts is home to over 20 academic units in addition to several outstanding cultural institutions, among them the Museum of Anthropology and the Belkin Art Gallery. Further information about SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC can be found at http://slais.ubc.ca.

 

The closing date for all applications is December 12, 2016. Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position and projected research agenda; 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. Names and addresses of at least 3 referees should be provided. In addition, the applicant must arrange to have 3 confidential, signed, letters of reference sent by the same deadline to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

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, noting “Assistant Prof search” in the subject line.

Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Acting Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

The University of British Columbia 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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Information Studies (Instructor)

21 Oct, 2016

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2017. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Instructor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching and educational leadership in an interdisciplinary environment, while participating as a valued colleague in the intellectually engaging and dynamic atmosphere of the UBC iSchool. This position falls within UBC’s Educational Leadership Stream, which offers a career path for teaching-oriented faculty that begins with the tenure-track Instructor rank. The Instructor 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 successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active record of teaching, graduate supervision, educational leadership, and service, and to teach in the field of Information Studies within one of two primary subject areas, based on the needs of the iSchool:

  • Information Science and Digital Technologies, including such specializations as information retrieval, design of databases, semantic web, infometrics/bibliometrics, data science/curation, digital media and digital collections.

 

  • Public Knowledge, Information and Society, including such specializations as the changing role of knowledge organizations (e.g. libraries, archives, museums, media organizations) in society, information services, information literacy, scholarly communication, information policy, and digital civics.

 

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Library and Information Studies program, with opportunities to teach across iSchool programs and collaboratively within the Faculty of Arts, including the Bachelor of Media Studies Program and the School of Journalism. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue opportunities that demonstrate educational leadership, for example, in educational initiatives across all iSchool programs, such as: technology-based instruction, flexible learning, competency-based curriculum development, learning outcomes assessment, and experiential learning.

Applicants must:

  • hold a Ph.D. (or provide evidence of imminent completion) from an iSchool or equivalent institution
  • possess excellent teaching abilities and a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • demonstrate innovation and leadership in technology-enriched and professionally-oriented educational settings
  • demonstrate expertise teaching in one (or both) of the primary subject areas
  • demonstrate intercultural understanding and openness to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • possess a willingness and potential to assume a future leadership role in pedagogy, curriculum design, and program planning.

 

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, a unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program, Master’s programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Archival Studies (MAS), with both Master’s programs offering an optional First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) program and is a charter participant in the new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. The Faculty of Arts is home to over 20 academic units in addition to several outstanding cultural institutions, among them the Museum of Anthropology and the Belkin Art Gallery. Further information about SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC can be found at http://slais.ubc.ca.

The closing date for all applications is January 9, 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 10 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Names and addresses of at least 3 referees should be provided. In addition, the applicant must arrange to have 3 confidential, signed, letters of reference sent by the same deadline to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

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, noting “Instructor search” in the subject line.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund, Acting Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

 

The University of British Columbia 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; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Ritsumeikan [GTA positions, 2016W Term 2]

16 Oct, 2016

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program (UBC-RITS) invites applications for part-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) in Winter Term 2, January – April 2017 for the following courses: ASTU 201: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies, and ASTU 202/GEOG 281: Geography and the Pacific Rim: Economic, social and political perspectives.  For information about courses offered through UBC-RITS, visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/programs/courses/. Application deadline: Monday October 31, 2016. Enquires may be directed to: Dr. Reginald D’Silva at reginald.dsilva@ubc.ca or Sheri Wenman at swen@mail.ubc.ca. For details, please consult the job posting available here.