Academic Postings

Japanese Applied Linguistics (Instructor, tenure-track)

23 Sep, 2016

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating portions of the Japanese-language program, one of the largest of its kind in North America.

 

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

 

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses, including CBI courses taught in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Japanese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned a significant level of program coordination duties, for which a 6-credit teaching reduction will be granted.

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 application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

 

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

 

Other hiring information:

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

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2016. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017.

 

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

 

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.

Chinese Applied Linguistics (Instructor, tenure-track)

23 Sep, 2016

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating portions of the Chinese-language program, the largest of its kind in North America.

 

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

 

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include mainly fourth-year level undergraduate CBI courses taught in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned a significant level of program coordination duties around higher level literature courses and other program affairs, for which a 6-credit teaching reduction will be granted.

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 application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

 

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

 

Other hiring information:

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

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2016. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017.

 

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

 

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.

Early Christian History and Literature (Assistant Professor)

20 Sep, 2016

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Christian History and Literature to commence July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to teach Early Christianity at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and should demonstrate outstanding teaching and research skills and potential for outstanding teaching. We especially welcome candidates who possess additional expertise in post-apostolic history and literature, which could include specialization in Early Church History, Patristics/Late Antiquity, Gnosticism, Syriac Christianity, or related area and the language(s) pertinent to these areas (e.g., Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic). Engagement with diverse approaches (e.g. feminist, social scientific, social historical, archaeological) is also welcomed.

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision, and departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies prizes interdisciplinarity and is committed to innovative teaching and research. Our position in Early Christianity boasts a long history of superb teaching at the undergraduate level, and we look for a dynamic and creative candidate who will continue to excite, engage, and inspire our students. More about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at: www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 25 pages). Candidates should submit a brief encapsulation of their teaching philosophy, an account of their present and anticipated research profile, and a statement (1 page max.) identifying their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a teaching dossier.

 

The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is November 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Rob Cousland at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca

 

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Society for Biblical Literature in San Antonio November 19-22, 2016.

 

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

MUSIC (Artist-Teacher of Clarinet)

15 Sep, 2016

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of clarinet to a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate 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 woodwind 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 woodwind 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 woodwind artists in performance and teaching. The selected candidate’s repertoire expertise, organizational, and communication skills will complement existing faculty strengths to galvanize student achievement and lead curriculum innovation and growth in woodwinds. 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; wind chamber music coaching and coordination; supervision of masters and doctoral woodwind students; coordination and curriculum leadership in the woodwind 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 October 31, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ Job ID: 24514 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 woodwind.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 and rank 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 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.

Anthropology – Assistant Professor (Archaeological Sciences/Bioarchaeology)

15 Sep, 2016

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in archaeological sciences/bioarchaeology. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017. A Ph.D. in anthropology/archaeology as well as a strong record of research and demonstrated potential for excellence are required. While a Ph.D. is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date may be considered. We welcome applicants whose primary expertise is in the domains of archaeological sciences and bioarchaeology and whose research interests intersect both the natural and social sciences in understanding past human societies. More specifically, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: archaeochemistry, archaeological-anthropological genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and related sub-disciplines. Also desirable is experience in the application and teaching of quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. S/He will have access to the Laboratory of Archaeology facilities including specialized labs for isotope analysis and scanning electron microscopy. For information about the Department, visit: http://anth.ubc.ca.

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

Applicants should apply by December 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 24449, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vita; a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca (or by post to the address below) by the same deadline.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to: The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1.

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.

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.

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.