Academic Postings

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.

Sociology of Family (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).  The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of families in all their diverse forms. For information about the Department, visit: 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: 23818.  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.

Social Work (tenure-track Assistant Professors)

10 Jun, 2016

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) seeks to fill two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, with anticipated start date of January 1, 2017, and invites applications from those with interests in health, mental health, child welfare, and inter-professional education and collaboration.  Major selection criteria include demonstrated ability and clear promise of excellence in research and scholarly activities; demonstrated ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching; and experience in establishing effective relationships with the practice community.  A Master’s degree in Social Work and PhD in either Social Work or related discipline are required. In addition, candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of social care, expertise in health, mental health or child welfare, and at least three years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct practice with individuals, families, groups and/or community. The successful candidate for each position will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, service and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels.

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

 

Applications are to be submitted online by August 10, 2016 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/23669. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline.

 

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Acting Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca
These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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

 

Review of applications will begin soon after August 10, 2016, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Library, Archival, and Information Studies – (Lecturer)

25 May, 2016

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position for a 1-year term appointment commencing as early as August 1, 2016. The successful candidate will have a teaching and research interest/experience in the area of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment). Applicants must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in one or more of the following areas are invited to reply (those able to teach across multiple areas will be given preference): Information Policy, Scholarly Publishing, Knowledge Organization, Digital Preservation, Management of Information Organizations, Cultural Informatics, Information Services, Public Libraries.

 

A full-time 12-month Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and related service duties. Due to the substantial responsibilities for curriculum development, student advising, and learning outcomes assessment required as part of this graduate-level teaching position, it comes with a teaching load of six 3-credit courses over the 12-month appointment period in the first year. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 27, 2016.

Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf or Word format) via email to: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

 

Applicants should arrange to have at least 3 referees send confidential letters of reference to the Faculty Search Committee at ischool.recruit@ubc.ca prior to the closing date. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund: luanne.freund@ubc.ca.

 

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

East Asian Buddhism – Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

19 May, 2016

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2016, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately. The deadline for the receipt of applications is June 15, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from 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.

English (Sessional teaching, 2016W)

15 Apr, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 6 May 2016

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

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,264 per 3-credit course.

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