Academic Postings


Critical Indigenous Geographies (Assistant Professor)

December 16, 2014

The First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Critical Indigenous Geographies.

FNSP is committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in Indigenous theory, methods and applied practice, and is seeking an innovative and expansive scholar in a discipline related to the study of critical Indigenous geographies. We particularly welcome feminist, political, intersectional, and/or decolonial approaches to Indigenous peoples’ relationships with land, territory, and belonging. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent), and demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to mentoring Indigenous students, and a history of success in ethical engagement and respectful collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, and service. In addition to teaching in the core interdisciplinary curriculum of the FNSP, the position involves the collaborative development and delivery of additional FNSP curricula and pedagogy, as well as ethical research, community-based scholarship, collaboration and engagement; the mentoring and research supervision of students at all levels from a diversity of disciplines; coordination with other programs and initiatives at UBC and beyond related to Indigenous peoples; as well as liaison with other institutions, organizations, and community-based initiatives involved with Indigenous peoples and their political, cultural, spiritual, economic, historical, and kinship-based relationships with the land.

FNSP is in the final stages of a transition to a new name (First Nations and Indigenous Studies) within the proposed Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, a major new humanities and social sciences unit in the UBC Faculty of Arts dedicated to the advancement of innovative research and teaching in the field, locally as well as globally. The pending Institute will include a graduate program, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop curricula on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to collaborate with postdoctoral research fellows, visiting scholars, and resident artists.

For more information about the First Nations Studies Program, please consult our web site at: http://fnsp.arts.ubc.ca. For information about UBC’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan and the broader context for Indigenous scholarship at UBC, please visit: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca.

The appointment is to begin on July 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The First Nations Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program: depending on the status of the Institute proposal at the time of appointment, the successful candidate will be appointed either fully in the Institute or cross-appointed in a Department of relevant disciplinary specialization. Appointment structure is flexible: primary responsibilities are within FNSP, but there are options for teaching opportunities and student supervision at all levels in the disciplinary Department of appointment.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons, and 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. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.

Application materials should be received via email no later than January 17, 2015. E-mail all application materials to: fnsp.recruitment@ubc.ca

Applications should include the following:

• a two-page letter of application;

• comprehensive curriculum vitae;

• a publication (or manuscript) related to your relevant area of research;

• evidence of teaching effectiveness (including evaluations, if available).

In addition, applicants are asked to arrange for the following to be emailed to the address above by the same deadline:

• confidential letters from three academic references;

• confidential letters from two other references who can address your effectiveness in Aboriginal/Indigenous community engagement.

If you have questions or would like clarification, please contact the FNSP Program Chair. Applications and queries should be addressed to: Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations Studies Program.


Philosophy – Assistant Professor (limited-term)

December 2, 2014

The Department of Philosophy at UBC invites applications for a 1-year limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1, 2015.
Area of Specialization: history of early modern philosophy (through Kant).

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2015) and have research expertise and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by high-quality publication and/or significant conference participation).  S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load for the year will be four 3-credit courses.

Applicants should send a 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:  Simone Dharmaratne, Administrator, Department of Philosophy, The University of British Columbia at simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca.

Completed applications must be received by January 19, 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 information about the Department, visit www.philosophy.ubc.ca


Cognitive Systems – Sessional (2014W T2)

November 28, 2014

Introduction to Cognitive Systems (COGS 200) – Sessional Teaching 2014W Term 2

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 200: Introduction to Cognitive Systems in 2014 Winter Term 2 (Jan 1 to Apr 30, 2015):

COGS 200 002: Tues Thurs, 14:00-15:30

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

This section of COGS 200 enrolls approximately 150 students, and undertakes an interdisciplinary examination of human mental processes and how they are mediated by the brain and potentially modeled by machines. The course draws on cognitive psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning just to name a few of the major topics. The course is team-taught by instructors knowledgeable in these areas. Successful applicants will have explicit training and experience in the areas pertaining to computation and computer science and will participate in course and work-flow planning with the rest of the instructional team (co-instructors and 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

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 December 12, 2014.

Attention: Jamie Russell at jamie.russell@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.


Arts Studies in Research and Writing – Sessional lectureship(s) 2014W T2

November 26, 2014

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional Teaching 2014W Term 2

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the following sections of the 3-credit course, WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2014 Winter Term 2 (Jan 1 to Apr 30, 2015):

WRDS 150 06Q: Mon Wed Fri, 13:00-14:00

WRDS 150 08M: Mon Wed Fri, 15:00-16:00

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

Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll 30 Arts students, and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities. Successful applicants will participate in collegial approaches to teaching, including participation in monthly meetings on teaching practices and initiatives.

Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD and with experience teaching writing in the disciplines. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jackie Rea at jackie.rea@ubc.ca

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains how their research and teaching background qualifies them to teach academic research and writing.
In addition to the letter of application, please submit the following:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • 1-2 page sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 course (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (specifically 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 December 10, 2014.

Attention: Jennifer Suratos at Jennifer.Suratos@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.


Sociology (Assistant Professor)

November 21, 2014

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, 2015 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open, with a focus on the sociology of the family of possible interest. 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 research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by December 21, 2014 at the UBC Faculty Careers website http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/19807. 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.


Human Geography (Assistant Professor)

November 14, 2014

The Department of Geography at UBC invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography.  The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies.  This appointment will contribute to teaching in the Department’s Environment and Sustainability Program.  Any specialty in human geography will be considered, but successful candidates should complement existing Departmental strengths.  We particularly encourage scholars of Indigeneity, racialization, and colonization.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016.  The closing date for applications is December 19th, 2014.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field.  Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/19778.  They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees; a publication sample; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.  Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr Trevor Barnes, tbarnes@geog.ubc.ca.

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

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

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


Economics (Instructor I)

September 19, 2014

Vancouver School of Economics

Position Type: Instructor I

Categories/Specialties: Economics

Deadline: 2014-11-15

Description:
The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position at the rank of Instructor I. Starting date: July 1, 2015. This Instructor will be expected to teach six one-semester courses per year, which would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate field courses. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and have experience in teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development and course design.  Experience in pedagogical research, economics curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience with professional associations supporting economics education, is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.  Service will include responsibility for some administrative work related to the undergraduate program in the School.

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for tenure and promotion to Senior Instructor in their 5th year at UBC. An Instructor I who is reviewed for tenure and promotion to Senior Instructor will be required to show evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated educational leadership, distinction in the field of teaching and learning, sustained and innovative contributions to curriculum development and course design, and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. It is expected that Instructors will keep abreast of current developments in economics, especially those directly pertaining to the subject matter of their courses. A Senior Instructor may be reviewed for promotion to the rank of Professor of Teaching in the fifth and subsequent years in that rank.

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, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations), and three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 15, 2014.   Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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


Economics (professorial positions)

September 19, 2014

Vancouver School of Economics

Position Type: Assistant/Associate Professor

Categories/Specialties:

• Economic Development

• Empirical Industrial Organization

• Political Economy

• Environment/Resource Economics

Deadline: 2014-11-15

Description:

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to four tenure-stream professorial positions. Starting date: July 1, 2015.  We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of Economic Development, Empirical Industrial Organization, Political Economy, and Environment/Resource Economics, but in truly exceptional cases, for the position of Associate Professor, candidates working outside of these fields may be given consideration.  Each successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and in research. For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, the candidate must have a Ph.D., a proven record of outstanding research and excellence in teaching, and a track record of effective Ph.D. supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of research papers, and at least three confidential reference letters submitted directly for Assistant Professor-level applicants. In the case of applicants potentially eligible for appointment at a higher rank, we require the names and contact information of at least 4 potential referees who can be contacted for an evaluation of the applicant’s work, should the applicant be shortlisted.  Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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.


History of Chinese Art & Visual Culture (Assistant Professor)

September 19, 2014

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 the potential for 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.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/19377 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, 2015.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 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 November 10th, 2014.  


Social Work (Assistant Professor)

September 12, 2014

The School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning July 1, 2015. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability and interest in high quality teaching; ability to teach from an aboriginal epistemology; excellence in scholarly activity; and experience in social work practice. Candidates with expertise in the areas of addictions, health, mental health or disability are particularly encouraged to apply, though candidates with other specializations are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, to advance First Nations/Metis/Inuit social work education, contribute to the general social work instructional programme, curriculum development, and research, and to provide effective support to various initiatives in relation to First Nations/Metis/Inuit issues. Evidence of an ability to liaise effectively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines; however, in exceptional cases where the candidate can provide solid indication that they are nearing completion of requirements for the Ph.D. degree, a combination of Master’s degree with significant professional experience will be given consideration.

The successful candidate will teach a wide spectrum of undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) level courses in social work practice and/or social policy, including First Nations issues, addictions, health, mental health, or disability, and contribute to field liaison. Responsibilities of the position will include supporting the overall strategy to respond effectively to the First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and to assist in ensuring the School is providing appropriate support to First Nations/Metis/Inuit students and communities in the areas of recruitment, mentorship, and culturally appropriate education. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to graduate supervision at the MSW and PhD levels.

The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. In 2005, the School initiated a PhD program in Social Work which has admitted top students from across the world.

Review of applications will begin in late November 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact information of three referees, samples of scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be forwarded by November 15, 2014 to:

Professor Tim Stainton, Director

School of Social Work

University of British Columbia

2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Canada

Email: louise.solacito@ubc.ca

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

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and 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. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.


Cantonese Language (12-Month Lecturer)

September 10, 2014

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month (renewable) lecturer position in Cantonese language, commencing September 1, 2015. This position is renewable on an annual basis, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach a total of 24 credits over the 12-month period, of which at least 18 credits will be allocated for courses in first- and second-year Cantonese language (with the rest for courses on selected aspects of the culture and history of the Cantonese-speaking world, depending on the applicant’s area of expertise). The successful candidate will also be expected to lead in administration and development of the Cantonese language program.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Cantonese and English, as well as university-level competency in Mandarin; a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Cantonese Language and/or Linguistics, Language Education, or related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Cantonese at the post-secondary level in an anglophone university and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs; evidence of commitment to teaching; and promise of educational leadership. Experience in program coordination and computer-assisted instruction will be assets. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

The application dossier should be sent to the address below and should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s university-level education, sample teaching video (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the referees. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca as part of their application submission.

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is December 1, 2014.
Cantonese 12-month Lecturer Search Committee
UBC Department of Asian Studies
Room 607-1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2

Applications may also be submitted electronically 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 and diversity within 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. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


Hindu-Urdu Language and Culture (Assistant Professor)

September 9, 2014

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Hindi-Urdu Language and Culture (discipline and period open). Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Hindi and Urdu (as well as English), and should be qualified to teach advanced (3rd- and 4th-year undergraduate) courses in both Hindi and Urdu, and in addition to lecture in their field(s) of specialization.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2015). The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to be engaged in work that is methodologically innovative and can be conceptualized in ways that complement and broaden the Department’s interdisciplinary research interests and that contribute to broader disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of knowledge. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

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.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is November 15, 2014. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2015. Send application materials to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, V6T 1Z2. Applications may also be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.


Sociology (Assistant Professor)

August 15, 2014

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, 2015 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open. 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 research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement; 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; two sample publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2014 at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/. 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 on September 15, 2014 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.

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African History (Assistant Professor)

July 11, 2014

The Department of History at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the field of African history, effective 1 July 2015. The search committee invites applicants working in all fields and periods of African history except North Africa/Maghreb. We are looking for candidates whose research and interests will complement and enhance those of our current faculty. One such example would be a focus on the pre-modern period.

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 in African Studies. 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 15 September 2014. Applicants must apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/18779  and they must upload (in the following order): 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 janet.mui@ubc.ca. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, African 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. Paul Krause, krause@mail.ubc.ca.


Art and Archaeology of the Roman World (Assistant Professor)

July 9, 2014

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Art and Archaeology of the Roman World to commence July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will join a flourishing interdisciplinary department with a longstanding graduate program in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, with strengths in cross-cultural approaches. S/he will be competent to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Roman archaeology and Roman visual culture. Beyond the ability to teach the range of Roman material culture, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of other courses in classical archaeology, Roman history, and/or ancient languages.

An active archaeological project that can provide field-work opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students will be considered an asset. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Roman Archaeology (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2015) and must have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship along with enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at: www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

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

Applicants should send electronic copies of their letter of application, together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarship, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Candidates are asked to request that their referees write separately on their behalf to reach the Department not later than the date indicated. Referees’ signed confidential letters of support can be sent as a .pdf attachment (to the e-mail address indicated below). Applicants should submit their materials to the attention of Marisa Scorda at marisa.scorda(at)ubc.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials: October 8, 2014

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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