Academic Postings

Adjunct Professor (Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus)

21 Jun, 2017

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to hire an Adjunct Professor to teach CRWR 220:  Introduction to Creative Writing with an Indigenous Focus.   The successful candidate will teach creative writing across three genres.  CRWR 220 is a 3-hour course (meets once for 3 hours OR twice weekly at 1.5 hours) with a maximum enrolment of 50 students.  This 3-credit course will be scheduled in 2017 Winter session, term 2 (January to April 2018).

 

Requirements:  An MFA degree is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with a strong record of creative writing credits will be considered as well.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following genres:  fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, radio drama, podcasting, stage play, screen and television, graphics, and storytelling.  Teaching experience at the postsecondary level in the workshop format and strong pedagogical and organizational skills are essential.

 

Applicants are asked to apply through our online application site at http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/program-information/opportunities/adjunct-instructor-indigenous-focus/ with a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

 

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by email to: crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications and recommendation letters: Tuesday August 15, 2017.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

19 Jun, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

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

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Asian Studies – Lecturer in Chinese Thought

29 May, 2017

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Thought, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed for a further year, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 credits of undergraduate ASIA-prefix courses over the 12-month period, including, but not limited to, sections of ASIA 382 (3 credits) Buddhism in China, ASIA 371 (3) Foundations of Chinese Thought, ASIA 371 (3) Development of Traditional Chinese Thought, and ASIA 332 (3) Confucianism in China and Beyond.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in English, advanced knowledge of Classical and modern Mandarin Chinese, a Ph.D. degree in Ancient Chinese History, Chinese Thought, Chinese Religion, Chinese Philosophy or a related field and teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based instruction and in curriculum development will be assets.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees and arrange to have each of those referees send a confidential letter of recommendation. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is June 30, 2017.

 

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 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; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies – (Lecturers)

25 May, 2017

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions commencing as early as August 1, 2017, for initial 1-year term appointment, with possibility of renewal for a further year depending on performance appraisal and availability of funding. The successful candidates will have teaching and research interests/experience in the area of Library 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 apply (those able to teach across multiple areas will be given preference): digital technologies, databases and computing, digital preservation, public libraries, academic libraries, management of information organizations, library services, human information behaviour and human computer interaction.

 

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 26, 2017.

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.