Academic Postings

Strategic Design (Sessional Lecturer)

18 Aug, 2016

ASTU 204D: Introduction to Strategic Design 

The Liu Institute for Global Issues is requesting applications for a Sessional Lecturer for the academic year 2016-2017 to teach one 3-credit section of ASTU 204D: “Introduction to Strategic Design.” ASTU 204D introduces students to UBC’s strategic design method (design principles, tools and practices) to observe real settings, experiment with concepts, and propose innovative solutions. The studio-learning environment emphasizes problem solving, co-creation, and collaborative working in cross-disciplinary teams.

Applicants should have a complete or near-complete PhD in a design-related field, with successful experience teaching strategic design in a variety of contexts. Studio teaching experience is mandatory. 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: moura.quayle@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2016

Professor Moura Quayle, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2.

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.

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.

Political Theory (Assistant Professor)

16 Aug, 2016

The Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Theory at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2017.  We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program and demonstrated ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching.  Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the PhD is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.  Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in political theory. Candidates must have a PhD (or solid indication of imminent completion).  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Political Science are found at www.politics.ubc.ca.  The University of British Columbia’s main campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  We especially welcome applications from 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. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications by 15 October 2016 through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ Job ID: 24266), and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research interests, a sample of ongoing research preferably in the form of published material, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from three referees sent to recruitment@politics.ubc.ca by the same deadline.

Canadian Politics (Assistant Professor)

16 Aug, 2016

The Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Canadian politics at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2017.  We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program and demonstrated ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching.  Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the PhD is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.  Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Canadian politics.  Candidates must have a PhD (or solid indication of imminent completion).  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

 

The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Political Science are found at www.politics.ubc.ca.  The University of British Columbia’s main campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from 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. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications by 15 October 2016 through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ Job ID: 24265), and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research interests, a sample of ongoing research preferably in the form of published material, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from three referees sent to recruitment@politics.ubc.ca by the same deadline.

Art History – First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices

4 Aug, 2016

Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of historical and contemporary First Nations and Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices. Scholars with any research specialization in First Nations / Indigenous North American studies are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) in art history or a related discipline by the position start date. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach the history of Indigenous arts from the Pacific Northwest and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers a diploma, BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and partners with departmental programs in Visual Art and in Critical and Curatorial Studies (www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, the Museum of Anthropology, the Peter A. Allard School of Law, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. In addition there is an active community of Indigenous artists working in Vancouver.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/)–Job ID: 24153–and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness; and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2017.

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

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Art History – Art, Architecture and Visual Culture in Canada

4 Aug, 2016

Assistant Professor in the History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture in Canada
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in the history of art, architecture and visual culture in Canada. Scholars with research interests in photography and media studies are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be an active scholar in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) in art history or a related discipline by the position start date. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and to demonstrate a record of, or high potential for, high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach the history of art and architecture in Canada and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers a diploma, BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and partners with departmental programs in Visual Art and in Critical and Curatorial Studies (www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position also presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the Canadian Studies program, the Department of Theatre and Film, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Department of Asian Studies, the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program, as well as the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/)–Job ID: 24156–and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and effectiveness; and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2017.

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

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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

WRDS 150 (Sessional Lecturer, 2016W T1)

19 Jul, 2016

Arts Studies in Research and Writing – Sessional Lecturer for WRDS 150 03A, MWF, 10-11am

2016 Winter Term 1 (September 1 – December 31, 2016)

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver invites applications for a part-time sessional lectureship to cover one section 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). The section available is WRDS 150 03A, MWF, 10-11am.

 

This 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 Acting ASRW Chair, Dr. Mary Chapman (Mary.Chapman@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. 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 are not currently teaching 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. 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 Wednesday, August 3, 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.

Health Psychology (Assistant Professor)

1 Jul, 2016

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in health psychology, which will begin 1 July 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for the strongest health psychology candidate, regardless of research specialization, but we are especially interested in candidates whose work focuses on biopsychosocial processes in health and disease, and/or health behaviors. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

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.
Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to: http://psych.ubc.ca/jobs and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

 

The closing date for applications is: 1 October 2016.

Cognitive Psychology (Assistant Professor)

1 Jul, 2016

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in cognitive psychology, which will begin 1 July 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for the strongest cognitive psychology candidate, regardless of research specialization. We welcome applications from candidates whose work focuses on any area of cognitive psychology, including but not limited to memory, perception, decision-making, or neuroscience (cognitive, affective or computational). Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

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.
Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to: http://psych.ubc.ca/jobs and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

 

The closing date for applications is: 1 October 2016.

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor)

1 Jul, 2016

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in clinical psychology, which will begin 1 July 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD from an accredited clinical training program (including an APA- or CPA-accredited internship) before starting the position. They are also expected to obtain registration as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia.

 

We are seeking applicants with strong research records who would enhance our research-oriented CPA-accredited doctoral program. We are looking for the strongest clinical psychology candidate, regardless of research specialization, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements existing strengths of the clinical program and bridges clinical psychology to other areas of the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching; provide effective clinical and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

 

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.
Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to: http://psych.ubc.ca/jobs and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

 

The closing date for applications is: 1 October 2016.

Sociological Theory (Assistant Professor)

28 Jun, 2016

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, 2017 (subject to final budgetary approval).  Our ideal candidate will have a strong background and expertise in sociological theory and a demonstrated ability to teach sociological theory at the graduate or undergraduate level.  For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

Applicants are expected 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, 2016 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), job id: 23819.  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.

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

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.