Academic Postings


Cognitive Systems

July 30, 2015

Introduction to Cognitive Systems (COGS 300) – Sessional Teaching 2015W Term 1

The Cognitive Systems Program, Faculties of Arts and Science at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the following section of the 3-credit course, COGS 300: Introduction to Cognitive Systems in 2015 Winter Term 1 (September 1 – December 31, 2015):

COGS 300 001: Tues Thurs, 11:00-12:30

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

COGS 300 enrolls approximately 40 students and undertakes to give students an appreciation of key theoretical and methodological issues needed to integrate the multiple disciplinary perspectives of the COGS Program. Your teaching responsibility is to focus particularly on the integration of Computer Science with Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology, and to assist the TAs in designing LEGO Robot tasks that will enable students to demonstrate various aspects of the desired disciplinary integration. Successful applicants will have explicit training and experience in the areas pertaining to computation and computer science with overlapping expertise in Psychology and, if possible, Linguistics and Philosophy, and will participate in course and work-flow planning with the TAs. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD and with experience teaching in the disciplines specified. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson at evb@mail.ubc.ca.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains how their training and previous experience qualifies them for this position.
In addition to the letter of application, please submit the following:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)

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

All application materials (including reference letters) must be received digitally

by noon on August 15, 2015.

Attention: Valerie Wyns at cogs.advising@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 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.


Medieval Literature (Assistant Professor)

July 29, 2015

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medieval literature. We invite applications from specialists in Old and/or Middle English. Expertise in digital humanities would be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website by October 31, 2015 at: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21401 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.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, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Children’s Literature (Instructor I)

July 29, 2015

The English Department at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Instructor I position in Children’s Literature. We invite applications from specialists in Children’s Literature. Additional expertise in one of British Literature pre-1800, writing studies, or digital studies would be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended the dissertation by the position start date) and experience teaching at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will exhibit distinction in teaching and educational leadership.  S/he will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Department and to contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to ongoing curriculum, program development, and other teaching and learning initiatives.

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

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website by October 31, 2015 at: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21402 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews), sample course outlines, and a writing sample. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.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, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Art History – Chinese Art and Visual Culture (Assistant Professor)

July 27, 2015

The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of the history of Chinese art and visual culture.  The department is searching for a candidate who specializes in the art, architecture, and/or visual culture of China up to the middle Qing. Possible areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, early Chinese art and architecture, premodern painting, decorative arts, material culture, and Buddhist visual culture. Familiarity with the historical span of Chinese and East Asian art, including the modern era, would be an asset for teaching. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field and have competency in the languages the specialization requires.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research.  The Art History program offers a MA and a PhD, and partners with strong Visual Art and Critical and Curatorial Studies programs (www.ahva.ubc.ca). This position in Art History also presents an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within the larger academic community, including the Department of Asian Studies, the Asian Library, and Institute of Asian Research, as well as the Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

The candidate must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation) by the position start date.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21358 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample syllabus; a sample book chapter or scholarly paper, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  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, 403-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2016.

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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 October 15, 2015.


Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor)

July 16, 2015

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position in clinical psychology, which will begin 1 July 2016. This position is budgeted for the Assistant Professor level. 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 who would enhance the Department’s CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology, which operates on a clinical science model. Although we are looking for the strongest candidate, regardless of research specialization, 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 (http://psych.ubc.ca/persons/). We are seeking individuals with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program, who are committed to teaching and research supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication, conduct effective teaching (including clinical and research supervision), and contribute to departmental service.

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 candidates 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 three publications) 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 closing date for applications is: 15 October 2015.


Head, Department of Sociology

July 10, 2015

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Sociology, with 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 must have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research preferably in any of the Department’s broad areas of specialization, a strong commitment to advancing all areas of research, a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and possess a track record of successful graduate supervision.  The Department is committed to international visibility, research excellence and societal impact.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the Department. The Head is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. For information about the Department, visit www.soci.ubc.ca.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment as Head is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment.

Submissions should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart, Manager, 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. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 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.


Modern Japanese History (limited-term Assistant Professor)

July 9, 2015

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a one-year position as an assistant professor without review in the field of modern Japanese history, effective 1 July 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2016. They are expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 12-credit (2-2) load, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. This position may be renewed for a second year, subject to funding and performance.
Candidates interested in the academic programs of the department may wish to follow the Research Clusters link on our departmental website at www.history.ubc.ca/.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 December 2015. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/21216, and are requested to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover lettering or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline by email to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at hist.recruitment@ubc.ca.   Alternatively, letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Japanese History Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Timothy Brook, Tim.Brook@ubc.ca


FHIS – Assistant Professor

July 7, 2015

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January 1, 2016. (Starting date may be as early as September 1, 2015.) The substantive area of specialization is modern Spanish Peninsular literature and culture with a focus on Spanish national and regional discourses (e.g. Basque). Interest in politics and film, artistic and political avant-gardes would be an asset. The successful candidate will be required to teach language courses at all levels as well as courses in all periods of the field of specialization and will supervise graduate and undergraduate students. Experience organizing visiting lectures is an asset. Candidates should have excellent teaching skills and a strong record of research and publication.

A completed Ph.D. in Spanish literature is required. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish with an excellent command of English.

We ask interested individuals to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of 3 referees.

Applications should be directed by email to:

Professor Ralph Sarkonak,
ralph.sarkonak@ubc.ca
Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies,
University of British Columbia

and c/o Ms. Emanuela Guerra (emanuela.guerra@ubc.ca)

The deadline for submission is August 6, 2015.

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.

For information about the Department’s programs and activities, please visit: http://www.fhis.ubc.ca/.


FHIS – Associate Professor

July 7, 2015

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning September 1, 2015 (or as early as August 15, 2015). The area of specialization is the theory and practice of Latin American literature and cultural studies with an emphasis on global latinidad and Latin American social movements. The successful candidate will be required to teach language courses as well as courses across the field of specialization and to supervise graduate students. Candidates should have extensive experience teaching interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both English and Spanish. Administrative experience in a multidisciplinary Latin American Studies program is an asset. A strong record of research and publication is essential.

A Ph.D. in Literature (with a specialization in Latin American Literature) is required. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish with an excellent command of English.

We ask interested individuals to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of 3 referees.

Applications should be directed by email to:

Professor Ralph Sarkonak,
ralph.sarkonak@ubc.ca
Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies,
University of British Columbia

and c/o Ms. Emanuela Guerra (emanuela.guerra@ubc.ca)

The deadline for submission is August 6, 2015.

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.

For information about the Department’s programs and activities, please visit: http://www.fhis.ubc.ca/.


First Nations and Endangered Languages Program (Sessional Lecturer 2015 Winter)

July 3, 2015

First Nations and Endangered Languages Program

invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer

FNEL 101B & 102B: Introduction to a Salish Language:

hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ I & II

The collaborative MIB-UBC First Nations and Endangered Languages Program invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer to co-teach, in collaboration with a representative from the Musqueam Indian Band, the FNEL 101B (3 credit) and FNEL 102B (3 credit) courses on the downriver dialect of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the traditional language of the Musqueam people, for Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter 2015 session.

Preference will be given to applicants with advanced oral, literate, analytical, and pedagogical skills in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, familiarity with the curricular goals of the UBC FNEL program, and an established track record of success in collaborative work with Aboriginal communities engaged in endangered language revitalization. Experience with curriculum development, teaching, and/or documentation of other endangered languages of British Columbia would be a definite asset.

The successful applicant will commit to upholding the established protocols for collaboration between the Musqueam Indian Band (MIB) and the University of British Columbia with respect to the MIB-UBC FNEL Musqueam language courses and curriculum content.

Positions 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. Faculty positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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.

Applicants should include with their letter of application a CV, which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities; a sample outline; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of reference sent directly from the referees to <mark.turin@ubc.ca> by the deadline noted below.

Dr. Mark Turin, Chair

First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, UBC

Buchanan E156, 1866 Main Mall, Faculty of Arts

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1

mark.turin@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2015


Early Modern European History (Assistant Professor)

July 2, 2015

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of early modern Europe, with an expected start date of 1 July 2016. The department is interested in candidates who focus on the history of western or central Europe during the period 1450-1700.  All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work complements and expands on the department’s existing strengths.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), and they should provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by their published contributions or by potential contributions to the scholarship of their field.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 12-credit (2-2) load, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate  as well as graduate level also is required. In addition to offering courses within his or her area of specialization, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary undergraduate program teaching lower division courses in European history, 1500 to the present and/or the global history of the period, 1500-1900. For further information on the academic programs of the UBC History Department, candidates should visit the departmental website, www.history.ubc.ca, as well as its page on “Research Clusters,” http://www.history.ubc.ca/clusters/thematic.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment 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 engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval, and the salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 1 October 2015. Applicants must apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/21104,  and they must upload (in  the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.

The applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at hist.recruitment@ubc.ca.   Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Early Modern European History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Daniel Vickers, daniel.vickers@ubc.ca.

 

 


FNIS Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling (limited-term position)

June 29, 2015

FNIS – INDIGENOUS NEW MEDIA AND DIGITAL STORYTELLING

The First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at UBC invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence as early as August 15, 2015. This position will be for 1 year, renewable for up to two additional years, in accordance with University policies and subject to availability of funds and excellent performance appraisals.

Area of Specialization: Indigenous new media and digital storytelling

 

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have research expertise and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by high-quality publication and/or significant conference participation). FNIS seeks a scholar with unique interdisciplinary qualities and experience, and we invite applications from candidates with teaching and research experience in Indigenous literature and new media practices, with an emphasis on the crafts and technologies of digital storytelling. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of effectively teaching/researching media studies within the context of critical Indigenous studies and training in analyzing and contextualizing contemporary Indigenous literatures. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of teaching and research, as well as practice (e.g., podcasting; digital storytelling; radio production), that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections between new media, critical Indigenous studies and literature is a distinct asset. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated skills in various new media applications that will allow them to put analytic skills into practice. These skills may include, but are not limited to, HTML, CSS, Geographic Information’s Systems (GIS), Photoshop, WordPress, sound editing software (e.g., Audacity, Audition) and storytelling software (e.g., Twine).

Aside from maintaining a rich program of research and teaching practice, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to grow and develop the Program’s strong relationships with local community and campus media outlets, liaising with the Program Chair to develop and sustain productive and reciprocal spaces for the knowledge-sharing of Indigenous new media practices and training grounds for students to develop research and technical skills in the field, and undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load for the year will be four 3-credit courses.

Applicants should send the following items electronically to the email address noted below: curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness.

In addition, they should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to: Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, The University of British Columbia at fnis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Completed applications (and reference letters) must be received by July 27, 2015.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

For more information about the Program, visit www.fnis.arts.ubc.ca.


Philosophy – Sessional Lectureship (2015 Winter T2)

June 26, 2015

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a part-time Sessional lectureship for the 2015 Winter Session Term 2 in the teaching of the following PHIL course:

2015 Winter Term 2 (Jan – Apr 2016)

PHIL 102 001 Introduction to Philosophy II (3 credits)

NB: This section of PHIL 102 is part of a Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) stream in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics. The same cohort of students will be taking introductory courses in all three fields. The instructor will be expected to coordinate with the other instructors to some degree.

For more details on the course please see:  https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=PHIL&course=102&section=001&sessyr=2015&sesscd=W

A minimum of ABD or PhD in Philosophy is required and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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 course and to the goals of CAP.
  • A curriculum vita 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
  • A sample course outline for PHIL 102
  • Confidential letters of reference from three referees

Applicants should send application materials to simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca

Deadline: 4:00pm, Friday, July 10, 2015.

For information please visit http://philosophy.ubc.ca/ and http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/.

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. 


FNIS – Sessional Lectureships (2015 Winter)

June 22, 2015

The First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2015 Winter Session Term 1 & 2 in the teaching of the following FNIS courses:

2015 Winter Term 1 (Sept – Dec 2015)

FNIS 100 001 Indigenous Foundations

FNIS 310 001 Theory Seminar

FNIS 401J 101 Critical Perspectives on Indigenous and Asian Relations

FNIS 401L 101 Indigenous Communities and Resource Extractive Industries

2015 Winter Term 2 (Jan – Apr 2016)

FNIS 100 002 Indigenous Foundations

FNIS 401M 101 Politics, Protocol, and Place in Indigenous Performing Arts

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=welcome&tname=welcome 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. 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 vita 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 for three referees

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

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

Applicants should send application materials to fnis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Deadline: 4:00pm, Monday, July 6, 2015.

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

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. 


Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security

June 19, 2015

The Liu Institute for Global Issues invites applications for the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). This search seeks to fill a tenure-stream professorial position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with a start date as early as July 1, 2016.

Candidates must hold a PhD in the social or natural sciences, including interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will have an excellent program of research in the study of global and human security including but not limited to: disarmament and peace-building; development; technology and/or cyber security; conflict diffusion; conflict transformation; critical security studies; and, macro, meso or micro-level analyses of insecurity. Candidates working in any part of the world will be considered. Experience in policy analysis and implementation is desirable.

The Simons Chair will teach in the security and development streams of UBC’s new Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA).  MPPGA courses at the security-development nexus include those on governance and human security, political economy of development, development and institutions, and global security challenges. In addition the Simons Chair will recruit and supervise the Simons Postdoctoral Fellow(s) and implement the Simons Student Policy Awards; both endowed by the Simons Foundation. Together these complementary components will enable the Chair holder to build a strong research and education program in global and human security.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues (http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/) is an important part of UBC’s vision to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues through initiatives aimed at developing a new Policy School.
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.  The starting salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants are required to apply online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ and be prepared to upload the following items (in the order listed): a recent CV, description of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three important publications, and examples of policy-related experience. Applicants are asked to send the names and contact information for at least four referees to Lindsay Marsh lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca. Review of completed applications is expected to begin September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


SLAIS – technology and information (12-Month Lecturer)

June 4, 2015

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY, ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION STUDIES

1-Year Term Appointment: Lecturer

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a 12-Month Lecturer position for a 1-year term appointment commencing as early as August 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a teaching and research interest/experience in the area of technology and information.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment), or a combination of extensive professional experience and a master’s degree in a field related to the teaching areas of the position. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with experience teaching in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: web programming, web design, social media management, database design, data analysis, data science/analytics, systems analysis, information systems. This is a full-time position that carries a teaching load of six (6) 3-credit courses per year plus administrative and service responsibilities as appropriate, including contributions to curriculum development. 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, July 6, 2015 Application materials should include a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

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.

Applications should be sent to:

Connie Wintels

SLAIS the iSchool@ubc

The University of British Columbia

Suite 470 – 1961 East Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Email: ischool.admin@ubc.ca

Questions should be directed to:

Luanne Freund

Associate Professor and Acting Director

SLAIS the iSchool@ubc

Email luanne.freund@ubc.ca


Lecturer in Japanese Language

May 26, 2015

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Japanese language, commencing September 1, 2015. The position is intended to be for one year, with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance appraisals, approval of the Department, and budgetary availability. The successful candidate will teach 24 credits of Japanese Language courses, possibly from first to fourth-year, over the 12-month period of appointment, as well as assist the Coordinator of the Japanese Language Program in program administration and development.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Language Education, or related fields and extensive teaching experience from beginner to advanced levels at the college/university level in North America.  Experience in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development for distance education and/or flexible learning is also required.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (include a videotape or a DVD of a class taught, as well as a lesson plan for the class taped), no later than June 30, 2015 to: Japanese 12-month Lecturer Search Committee,
UBC Department of Asian Studies, 607-1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2. Application may also be submitted electonically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. 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. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


Sociology of family (Assistant Professor)

May 5, 2015

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, 2016 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of family in all its diverse forms. Our ideal candidate will advance UBC’s commitment to pluralism, equity, and inclusion. 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 family-related research (i.e., publications in highly-ranked, leading sociological journals or academic presses) and family-related teaching (i.e., strong course evaluations, experience teaching courses, demonstrated interest in pedagogy, etc.). 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, 2015 at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/20715. 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.


Economics / Vantage College (12-Month Lecturer)

April 24, 2015

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time 12-month lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (http://www.economics.ubc.ca), Faculty of Arts and Vantage College, the University’s new international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca), for the 2015-2016 academic year. This position has been created to support a partnership between the VSE and Vantage College.
UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort-learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. 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.  In the academic year 2015-2016, UBC Vantage College will offer two Arts streams, one that coordinates Arts courses in Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Research Writing for students wishing to progress into the Faculty of Arts and another that coordinates Arts courses in Psychology, Economics, Sociology, and Research Writing for students wishing to progress into the 2nd year of the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus, in Kelowna. Embedded language instruction and an English for Academic Purposes course also support students’ learning.

This a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellent performance and in accordance with University policies.  The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2015.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service.  The full-time teaching load for a 12-Month Lecturer is 24 credits per year. Teaching assignments would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate project and/or field courses. Teaching in Vantage College may also include a multidisciplinary research project course (VANT 149) and other project-based courses such as VANT 148.  The successful candidate will be appointed in the Vancouver School of Economics with 2/3 of the overall workload responsibilities dedicated towards Vantage College. The teaching load assignment is expected to include 15 credits in Vantage and 9 credits in VSE.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to work closely with other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College and in VSE.  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.

Application instructions are available on our website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca.

Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants should also arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees.  All application materials and reference letters should be submitted no later than May 29, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from 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.


CRC in Sustainability and Policy for Resources and Development

April 14, 2015

Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Policy for Resources and Development,
Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (UBC – Vancouver)

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering invite applications for a jointly appointed Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainability and Policy for Resources and Development (a tenure-track appointment). Details about the CRC program are available at: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

Candidates must have a PhD in environmental, physical, natural or applied sciences/engineering, including interdisciplinary programs and meet the criteria for appointment as an NSERC-designated CRC, Tier 2. Research interests include (but are not limited to): integrated resource management; corporate social responsibility; measurement, modeling and analysis with big-data; community development and health; environmental quality and water protection; watershed and/or mine waste management. Candidates working in any part of the world will be considered. Experience in policy analysis and implementation is desirable.

The successful candidate must have an exceptional research profile, must demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition, and is expected to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers in the area of sustainability and policy for resources and development.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an original and innovative research program as part of CIRDI – the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (http://www.cirdi.ca/) an interdisciplinary Institute focused on improving the capacity of developing country governments to manage mining and oil and gas production for sustainability and poverty reduction. The candidate will teach in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) and the Norman B. Keevil Institute.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues (http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/) is an important part of UBC’s vision to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues. The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (http://www.mining.ubc.ca/) promotes and advances socially and environmentally responsible mining practices.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval and may begin as early as January 1, 2016.

Applicants are required to apply online at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/20570 \ and be prepared to upload the following items (in the order listed): a recent CV, description of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three important publications, and examples of policy-related experience. Applicants are asked to arrange for confidential letters to be sent by three referees to Lindsay Marsh lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca. Review of completed applications is expected to begin September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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