Academic Postings

Sociology and Vantage College (12-Month Lecturer)

4 Feb, 2016

 

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time 12-month lecturer position in the Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) and in Vantage College, the University’s international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2016. This position offers the opportunity to pursue teaching at the university level, while engaging in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

 

While the Lecturer’s academic appointment will be in the Department of Sociology, s/he will be expected to dedicate about 2/3 of teaching and service workload to the UBC Vantage College program. UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning model to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take first year credit-bearing 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. The Vantage One program provides sections of Sociology 100A, Sociology 100B, and Vantage (VANT) project courses. Vantage College instructors work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. In addition, the appointee will teach sections of Sociology 101 and 102 in the Department of Sociology.

 

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position (or provide solid indication of imminent completion prior to the position start date) and experience teaching undergraduate courses in Sociology. Experience working with additional language learners or international students is expected. Proven ability and experience working in collaborative team teaching environments is expected. Individuals with strong commitments to and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and course design are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

 

This is a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds and demonstrated excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits plus service, and to work closely with other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College and Sociology. Specifically, the selected candidate 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 24-credit teaching load will be assigned across the period of appointment, typically with the majority of the load distributed in the Winter session and some teaching in Summer session, as determined by the needs of the College and the Department. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/22647. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by March 7, 2016 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference emailed by their referees to soci.head@ubc.ca for receipt by this same deadline. Enquiries may also be sent to the same email address; please indicate in the subject line: “Vantage College/Sociology Position.” Review of applications will begin soon after March 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

Sociology (12-Month Lecturers)

29 Jan, 2016

[The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two full-time 12-month lecturer positions, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.

 

These are full-time, one-year appointments (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds and demonstrated excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidates will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, including two or more of the following: Sociology 200: Sociology of the Family, Sociology 250: Crime and Society, Sociology 220: Sociology of Indigenous Peoples, and Sociology 217: Research Methods.

 

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses in Sociology.  We have a particular interest in candidates with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load for each position will be 24 credits across the period of appointment, distributed typically as a 3/3 load in the Winter session and 2 courses in Summer session. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

 

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/22615. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by March 1, 2016 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “12 Month Lecturer Position.”  Review of applications will begin soon after March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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.

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Social Work Practice (Instructor I, tenure-track)

28 Jan, 2016

The School of Social Work (UBC – Vancouver) invites applications for an Instructor I position in Social Work Practice.  Area of practice is open but the School has interest in expanding its expertise in Indigenous practice and issues, Child and Family, Health, Mental Health, Social Care (Aging, Disability), and Addictions. 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. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2016.

An MSW with an exceptional record of professional practice is required. Major criteria in selection will be demonstration of excellence in teaching of practice at the graduate and undergraduate levels, interest in developing innovative pedagogical approaches, and current and extensive practice experience. The successful candidate will exhibit distinction in teaching, service, and educational leadership in a program area.  He or she will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling), and to contribute to ongoing curriculum and program development. The creation and maintenance of effective links with the professional social work practice community will be an important consideration.

As this is a tenure-track position, an Instructor I who in later years is reviewed for tenure and promotion to Senior Instructor will be required to show evidence of excellence in teaching and service, demonstrated educational leadership, distinction in the field of teaching and learning, sustained and innovative contributions to curriculum development, course design and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. It is expected that Senior Instructors will keep abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines and in the field of teaching and learning. A Senior Instructor in the fifth and subsequent years in that rank may be reviewed for promotion to the rank of Professor of Teaching.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/22611.  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following, in the order listed: a letter of application for the position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc), together with the names and contact information of three individuals from whom confidential letters of reference may be obtained.

Closing Date: March 1, 2016
Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries about the position may be directed to:
Dr. Tim Stainton, Director
School of Social Work
University of British Columbia
2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
e-mail:  sowk.dir@ubc.ca

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

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity in its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Please check the School’s web page for updates and further information: www.socialwork.ubc.ca

ASRW (WRDS 150) – Sessional Teaching 2016 Summer

28 Jan, 2016

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 2016 Summer Terms 1 and 2.

WRDS 150 M02, 9 May – 16 June, Mon/Wed, 12pm-3pm

WRDS 150 M03, 9 May – 16 June, Tue/Thu, 3pm-6pm

 

WRDS 150 J01, 4 July – 11 August, Tue/Thu, 12pm-3pm

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. Katja Thieme at Katja.Thieme@ubc.ca

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 

If you are currently a sessional instructor in ASRW:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability in term 1 and term 2
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations.

 

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

  • a letter of application that explains how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position and indicates your availability in term 1 and term 2
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience) and listing the names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list 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 12, 2016. 

Attention: Jennifer Suratos at admin.fyp@ubc.ca

 

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.

First Nations and Indigenous Studies (sessional teaching, 2016 Summer)

15 Jan, 2016

The First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program (FNIS) invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2016 Summer Session Term 1 & 2 in the teaching of the following FNIS courses:

 

2016 Summer Term 1 (May – June, 2016)

FNIS 210 003 Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination

 

2016 Summer Term 2 (July – August, 2016)

FNIS 220 003 Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics

For more details on courses please visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=FNIS for scheduled lecture times.

 

A minimum of ABD or PhD in a relevant field is required and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Courses taught must be consistent with other sections offered in FNIS. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include the following in their application package:

  • A cover letter indicating a clear relevancy of his/her expertise to the specific priorities of our program, and the course(s) he/she is interested in teaching
  • A curriculum vitae that includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Names and contact information from three referees

 

Further materials may be requested from finalists including, but not limited to:

  • Sample outlines
  • Letters of recommendations (academic and community)

 

Please send application materials to fnis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

For information please visit http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/

Deadline: 12:00pm, Friday, February 26, 2016.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

Psychology (12-Month Lecturers)

12 Jan, 2016

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, 2016.

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:

Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of psychology, an updated CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness) to https://websec3.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

 

The deadline for completed applications is 15 February 2016. 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.

School of Social Work (Director)

12 Jan, 2016

Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia – Vancouver

The School of Social Work invites applications for the position of Director, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate will hold an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field and bring to the position a distinguished record of research, excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and strong communication skills across diverse partnering groups. A demonstrated ability and commitment to play a significant leadership role within the School, the University and the wider community – both local and international – is also expected.

Situated in the Faculty of Arts, the School offers nationally accredited professional BSW and MSW programs and a PhD degree.   We have a strong commitment to social justice, promoting Indigenous rights, research excellence, community-based practice, and international visibility. For information, please see: http://www.socialwork.ubc.ca/ and http://www.arts.ubc.ca/.   With a number of retirements anticipated, the School is entering a new stage in its development. The new Director will be expected to guide this transition by mobilizing consensus within the School and by communicating the unit’s vision beyond the School. The Director is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the unit and will enhance the School’s achievements and reputation as a leading-edge site of critical and transformative social work education within the university, British Columbia, across Canada and internationally.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment as Director is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment.

Submissions should include a letter of application, a statement of research, teaching, and leadership philosophy, and a curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart, Manager, Dean’s 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 arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean’s Office. Formal review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 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.

Journalism – Lecturer

11 Jan, 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 for two years, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. The Lecturer appointment will be processed for an initial 12-month period, with renewal for one more year, subject to excellence in performance. 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-centred 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. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2016.

 

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/22495 and be prepared to submit their materials online by the deadline of February 15, 2016.

 

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 karina.antonenko@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2016 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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Twelve-Month Lecturer)

18 Dec, 2015

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a 12-month lecturer position in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts (http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca). This position may be filled as either a part-time or full-time appointment (75% – 100%) and normally with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2016, depending on course scheduling.

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing is a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing. ASRW courses introduce Faculty of Arts students to the discursive practices of social science and humanities disciplines. The successful candidate will work closely with other ASRW faculty to support student participation in research activities (e.g., student conferences), and s/he may be asked to contribute to other ASRW initiatives and to the further development of curriculum for undergraduate research writing. The ASRW Lecturer can expect to teach several sections of ASRW courses: WRDS 150 (Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences) and ASTU 400A (Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts: Knowledge-Making), with the possibility of teaching a course in another unit in the Faculty of Arts.

 

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies, or equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

This position is a one-year appointment without review (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellence in performance, and in accordance with UBC policies. A full-time 12-Month Lecturer is expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) plus service; however, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted where additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Chair. 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.

 

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: admin.fyp@ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: February 1, 2016.

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position,

(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,

(3) a teaching dossier including,

(a) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.),
(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
(c) sample syllabus for WRDS 150 and if applicable for other writing & discourse studies courses taught

 

Applicants should also arrange to have three 3 confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

 

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

 

Co-ordinated Arts Program (Twelve-Month Lecturer)

18 Dec, 2015

The Co-ordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill one Twelve-Month Lecturer position. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2016, depending on course scheduling.

 

CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, either ASTU 100A or ASTU 100B. ASTU 100A is a 6-credit course, which addresses academic research and writing through the study of literature (meeting the BA degree requirements for both literature and academic writing). The ASTU 100 seminar also fosters multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. The successful candidate will be expected to teach several sections of ASTU 100A, with the possibility of sections of ASTU 100B, a 3-credit course that meets the writing and research requirement only, and/or a course in another unit in the Faculty of Arts.

 

ASTU 100 lecturers are also responsible for facilitating collaborative teaching among faculty from other disciplines in a given stream, working closely with other members of the CAP team, and contributing to curriculum development and program initiatives within CAP.

 

Applicants will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, and literary studies. Preference will be given to applicants with university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching both literature and academic writing and research in the disciplines using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

 

This position is a one-year appointment without review (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellence in performance, and in accordance with UBC policies. A full-time 12-Month Lecturer is expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) plus service; however, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted where additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Chair. 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.

 

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: admin.fyp@ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: February 1, 2016.

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position, and the CAP streams in which you could teach,

(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,

(3) a teaching dossier including,

(a) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.),
(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing and literature (e.g., student evaluations of teaching or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
(c) sample syllabus for ASTU 100A in the Individual and Society stream, as well as any other examples of literature and writing courses taught

Applicants should also arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

 

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