Academic Postings

Psychology (12-Month Lecturer positions)

18 Feb, 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (www.psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for two full-time renewable 12-Month Lecturer positions in Psychology. Each appointment will be for 12 months with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach on-campus undergraduate courses in psychology.

The posts will include responsibility for the design, development and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials and the delivery of seminars, lectures, and tutorials, mentorship of students and Teaching Assistants, as well as participation in faculty committees. The teaching load will be 24 credits across the period of appointment, distributed typically as a 3/3 load in Winter session and 2 courses in Summer sessions. Consideration for reappointment will be based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and service, and availability of funding.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in psychology or similar discipline. They will possess sufficient breadth and depth of core and specialist knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by considerable experience in developing and delivering university courses, and evidence of the use of a range of academic learning tools and delivery techniques to engage students. The successful candidates will have evidence of excellent teaching (as reflected, for example, in student evaluations and peer reviews); will be expected to work flexibly and on their own initiative; and will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach across a wide range of courses within our program. These include courses in introductory psychology and/or research methods, as well as courses in their area of specialization.

The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

How to apply:

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/25670. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of psychology, an updated CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for completed applications and letters of recommendation is March 22, 2017.  Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the positions are filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

 

[note: This posting can also be accessed via the link for Arts postings on the Central UBC Recruitment site at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (look for Job ID 25670).]

Philosophy (Postdoctoral Fellowship)

16 Feb, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to commence July 1st, 2017. The appointment will be for 2 years, subject to positive appraisal of performance and research progress in the first year. The postdoctoral research stipend will be $40,000 per year plus benefits, with additional compensation for teaching.

Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Art

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1st, 2017) and have research expertise in Philosophy of Art, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by high-quality publications and/or significant conference participation), and some teaching experience at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a program of research in the philosophy of art and to teach two 3-credit courses per year (one course per term).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a two-page statement of research plans, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Erika Yep, Administrator
Department of Philosophy
The University of British Columbia

phil.adm@ubc.ca

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 20, 2017.  Please include “postdoc search” in the email subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate is expected to begin the position within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. and must provide evidence of completion of the Ph.D. prior to taking up the position.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 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 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.

Philosophy (Assistant Professor Without Review)

16 Feb, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1st, 2017. The appointment is expected to be for two years.

Area of Specialization: Ethics and Political Philosophy

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have research expertise in Ethics and Political Philosophy, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by high-quality publications and significant conference participation), and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year. Additional research experience and teaching ability in ancient philosophy would be an asset.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Erika Yep, Administrator
Department of Philosophy
The University of British Columbia

phil.adm@ubc.ca

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 20, 2017.  Please include “APWR search” in the email subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 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 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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional Teaching (2017 Summer)

14 Feb, 2017

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the following sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017 Summer Terms 1 and 2.

2017 Summer T1:  WRDS 150 M01, 15 May – 22 June, Mon/Wed 12:00-3pm

2017 Summer T1: WRDS 150 M02, 15 May – 22 June, Mon/Wed 12:00-3pm

2017 Summer T2: WRDS 150 J02, 4 July – 11 August, Tue/Thu, 6pm-9pm

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

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.

 

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, with experience teaching writing in the disciplines and/or genre-based approaches to teaching writing.  Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Mary Chapman at 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 throughout May-Aug 2017.
  • 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 throughout May-Aug 2017.
  • 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 February 28, 2017.

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 $6,516 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.

New Media and Digital Storytelling (tenure-track Instructor)

27 Jan, 2017

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: New Media and Digital Storytelling

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have teaching experience and scholarly expertise in the area of new media and digital storytelling. The Institute seeks candidates with interdisciplinary interests 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 and/or critical Indigenous studies. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of relevant teaching and practice that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections among new media, critical Indigenous studies, and digital storytelling are distinct assets. We welcome submissions from a range of relevant disciplines, including creative writing, journalism, literary studies, media studies, and the digital humanities.

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 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 assignment 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). 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 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 28 February 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.

Psychology / Vantage College [Instructor, tenure-track]

12 Jan, 2017

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor position in the Department of Psychology (http://psych.ubc.ca). This position offers opportunities to pursue a career in teaching and educational leadership at the university level, with engagement in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

 

While the Instructor’s academic appointment will be in the Department of Psychology, they will be expected to dedicate 2/3 of their workload teaching in Vantage College, an enriched first-year program for international students (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). UBC Vantage College offers a 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 collaboratively with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses in Psychology. Desirable teaching experience includes Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, and/or advanced courses in one or more areas of departmental specialization (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive, Clinical, Developmental, Health, Social/Personality, Quantitative). Experience in teaching international students is highly desirable. Individuals with strong commitments and demonstrated potential for achieving excellence in teaching and for making substantial contributions to curriculum development, course design and innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

 

In the Faculty of Arts, the teaching load for Instructors is 18 credits per year (e.g., six 3-credit courses). Each year the Instructor will be expected to teach 12 credits in Vantage College (including sections of PSYC 101, PSYC 102, VANT 148, and VANT 149) and 6 credits in the Department of Psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with members of the instructional teams at Vantage College and in Psychology. Specifically, they will be expected to contribute to curriculum and materials development, collaborate with instructors in both units, and contribute to each unit through service on committees.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, educational leadership, and service. 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/.

 

Applicants should visit http://psych.ubc.ca/jobs, complete the brief form found on that webpage, and upload a single PDF file containing the following materials by February 15, 2017: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and orientation, evidence of their teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.), and 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. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential signed letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage) by the same deadline. Applications should be addressed to: Chair, Instructor Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The expected starting date is July 1, 2017.

 

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.

Chair, Creative Writing Program [Associate or Full Professor]

14 Dec, 2016

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Chair of the Creative Writing Program, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. The UBC Creative Writing Program, the largest and oldest creative writing program in Canada, offers courses in 11 genres to 80 undergraduate Majors, 80 undergraduate Minors, and 220 MFAs (a combination of our distance education and on campus cohorts). We also teach approximately 3000 elective students in our first and second year large-lecture classes.

We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate would be expected to have an MFA or other advanced degrees, experience in teaching creative writing at an advanced level, an excellent record of publications or productions commensurate with appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank in any of the Program’s areas of specialization, and a distinguished record of involvement in a relevant literary or artistic community. They must also have a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching and possess a robust track record of successful academic administration.  The Program is committed to excellence in pedagogy while maintaining and enhancing a welcoming and supportive educational environment for our increasingly diverse student population.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level; background in online education an asset.

The successful candidate will be a supportive, collaborative leader who fosters an environment of inclusion and compassion for faculty, staff and students. The Chair will be an effective administrator and advocate for the Program. They will be responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Program initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs (both on campus and for our distance MFA program) and the financial health of the unit. For information about the Program, visit http://creativewriting.ubc.ca. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment as Chair is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment.

Submissions should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR) in the Dean of Arts Office, via email (laura.hart@ubc.ca).  At a later stage of the process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and to arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean’s Office. Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2017 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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.