Academic Postings


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.


African Studies [Sessional Lectureship, 2015W]

April 23, 2015

The African Studies Minor Program in the Faculty of Arts at UBC invites applications for a part-time Sessional lecturer for the 2015-16 academic year to teach the following 3-credit courses:

2015 Winter Term 1 (Sept-Dec 2015): AFST 250A 001 Introduction to African Studies

2015 Winter Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2016): AFST 250A 002 Introduction to African Studies

2015 Winter Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2016): AFST 352A 002 Perspectives in African Studies – A Social Science Approach

To consult the course schedule, visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=AFST

Applicants should have a minimum of a Ph.D degree and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, and expertise in African Studies, from a social science perspective. 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 the same email address and by the same deadline noted below.

Application materials and reference letters should be sent electronically to: Dr. Vinay Kamat, Chair, African Studies Search Committee (c/o Ikuko Takahashi) at arts.inds@ubc.ca.

Deadline: noon, Tuesday May 12, 2015

For information please visit http://www.africanstudies.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.


Visual Art (2015 Winter Sessional Lectureships)

April 23, 2015

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

2015 Winter Term 1 and Term 2 Sessional Lectureships: VISA

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2015 Winter Session Term 1 and Term 2 in the teaching of the following Visual Arts courses:

 

2015 Winter Term 1 (Sept – Dec 2015):

VISA 210 001 Digital Arts

VISA 250 001 Introduction to Print Media

 

2015 Winter Term 2 (Jan – Apr 2016):

VISA 241 228 Introduction to Digital Photography

VISA 220 004 Drawing

VISA 230 003 Painting

VISA 250 004 Introduction to print media

 

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 a M.F.A. 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 with their letter of application a c.v. 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; evidence of teaching effectiveness; two confidential letters of reference mailed directly to the Department from the referees. Applicants should send application materials to:

Visual Art Sessional Search Committee

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

400 – 6333 Memorial Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Deadline: 12:00pm, Monday, May 11, 2015.

Applications received by email will not be considered.

For information please visit www.ahva.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.


Associate Professor in Visual Art

April 23, 2015

The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a faculty appointment in Visual Art at the rank of Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research and artistic practice. The visual art program partners with strong art history and curatorial studies programs to provide unique studio programs for its graduate and undergraduate students. The department is also associated with a leading contemporary art gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and the internationally recognized Museum of Anthropology. For more information on the department visit www.ahva.ubc.ca.

The Department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice against a strong background of contemporary, art historical and theoretical concerns, and possesses a range of experience, both professional and administrative, in an academic setting. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, exhibition, graduate supervision, undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, and service. Demonstrating excellence in innovative pedagogical approaches is essential. An ability to form interdisciplinary collaborations (with other departments and institutions) is also an asset.

The successful candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • MFA degree or equivalent combination of education and professional practice at the national and international levels;
  • record of high quality research and recognition as an internationally respected conceptual artist and curator, with specific interest in film;
  • evidence of an active national and international exhibition record, including catalogue publications of her/his work and evidence of international recognition through representation by international art dealers;
  • record of high quality teaching at all levels from foundation undergraduate studio courses to graduate-level seminar and studio courses;
  • experience in academic administration, curriculum development, and leadership;
  • experience as chair of a university-level graduate program;
  • experience leading committees and programming visiting artist and scholar series;
  • serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory, and critical discourse, as evidenced by a record of art theory publications in prestigious U.S., European, and other international journals
  • ability to teach critical theory and to lead discussions on contemporary theory with students across all levels in curatorial, and art history programs, as well as studio classes in sculpture, drawing and interdisciplinary art,

Applicants must submit the following:

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/20643  facultycareers.ubc.ca/20643 and they must be prepared to upload a letter of application and detailed CV including a statement of artistic, research, and teaching philosophies; a URL to visual documentation of current work; a listing of relevant publications and exhibitions including authored works and reviews, evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names and contact information of three referees who may be contacted for confidential reference letters.

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 May 25, 2015.


Film Studies Program (Sessional teaching, 2015W)

April 21, 2015

Sessional Teaching /Film Studies

September 2015 to April 2016 (2015W Terms 1 and 2)

The Film Studies program of the Department of Theatre and Film is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2015 to April 2016) of the upcoming academic session, 2015W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Applicants should hold a doctorate in film studies or a related area. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • FIST 434A Studies in Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 230 Introduction to Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 338 Asian and Australasian Cinema (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: May 7, 2015  

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.


Logic (12-Month Lectureship)

April 16, 2015

The Department of Philosophy at UBC is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in Logic. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field.

The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching, will have a track record of teaching excellence, and will be able to teach a variety of courses in logic and reasoning at all undergraduate levels. Ability to teach formal logic through the predicate calculus is essential; ability to teach metalogic, modal and other non-standard logics, or other advanced courses in logic and philosophy of logic an asset.

The position involves teaching 24 credits (equivalent of eight 3-credit courses, with an expected 3-3 load in the winter session and 2 additional courses in the summer of 2016) and participating fully in student advising, departmental service, events, and initiatives. This 1-year leave-replacement appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please send applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness in the fields of the appointment.  Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline to:

Simone Dharmaratne

Department Administrator

Department of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

These materials should be sent electronically to her at simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca. Applications must specify to which 12-month lectureship posting the candidate is applying and must be received by May 18, 2015.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/.

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


Philosophy of Mind and Arts Studies in Research and Writing (12-Month Lecturer)

April 14, 2015

The Department of Philosophy and Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) at UBC are seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind and Studies in Research and Writing. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field, and experience teaching academic writing in university environments using research-based, theoretically rich pedagogical frameworks, including writing in the disciplines or genre-based approaches. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching, will have a track record of teaching excellence, and will be able to teach undergraduate courses in both philosophy of mind and academic writing.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) is a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing in the disciplines. ASRW courses introduce Faculty of Arts students to the discursive practices of the disciplines. Members of the unit also support undergraduate student participation in research activities (e.g. conference participation) and assist faculty who offer writing-intensive courses in their departments. The successful candidate can expect to teach ASRW courses, including WRDS 150, and participate in designing the future growth and development of ASRW.

The position involves a workload equivalent to teaching 24 credits and undertaking service responsibilities over the 12-month period of the appointment. Teaching assignments will include sections of WRDS 150, an upper-level undergraduate course in philosophy of perception, and a cognitive systems course (COGS 200).  In partial fulfillment of the overall workload, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake curricular and administrative responsibilities involved in teaching across three units and participating in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives in PHIL and ASRW. This 1-year leave-replacement appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please send applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness in the fields of the appointment, three letters of reference, and a sample course outline for WRDS 150 to:

Simone Dharmaratne

Department Administrator

Department of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

These materials should be sent electronically to her at simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca. Applicants must specify “PHIL / ASRW” in the subject line when applying for this 12-month lectureship position. Applications must be received by May 18, 2015.

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

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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.


Art History – Sessional Lectureships 2015 Winter

April 1, 2015

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2015 Winter Term 1 and Winter Term 2 Session in the teaching of the following Art History courses:

Term 1:

ARTH 225-001 Art in Europe to the Sixteenth Century

ARTH 227-001 Art and the Visual Environment in the Modern and Post-modern Periods
ARTH 338-001 Visual Culture in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (1715-1830)

ARTH 346-001 Architecture in Europe : Building the Fabric of the Modern State (1715-1837)
ARTH 361-001 Modern and Post-Modern Art in China
ARTH 376-001 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North
ARTH 448-001 Seminar in North American Architecture

Term 2:
ARTH 102-001 Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment*
ARTH 251-001 Asian Arts: From Chinese Warriors to Bollywood Posters
ARTH 345-001 History of Photography: Archive, Spectacle, Reality*
ARTH 347-001 Architecture in Europe: Modern Paradigms of Design (1837-present)

*(New course subject to Senate approval)

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 a M.A. in Art History 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 with their letter of application a c.v. 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; evidence of teaching effectiveness; two confidential letters of reference mailed directly to the Department from the referees. Applicants should send application materials to:

Art History Sessional Search Committee

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

400 – 6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Deadline: Thursday, April 16th 2015 – noon.

Applications received by email will not be considered.

For information please visit www.ahva.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.


European Philosophy (12-Month Lecturer)

March 30, 2015

The Department of Philosophy at UBC is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in European Philosophy. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching, will have a track record of teaching excellence, and will be able to teach a variety of courses related to the field of European Philosophy. The teaching load will include upper-division undergraduate courses from among Existentialism, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, and topics courses in 19th– and 20th-century philosophy. Ability to teach Kant is an asset. The position involves teaching 24 credits (equivalent of eight 3-credit courses, with an expected 3-3 load in the winter session and 2 additional courses in the summer of 2016) and participating fully in student advising, departmental service, events, and initiatives. This 1-year leave-replacement appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please send applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness in the fields of the appointment. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline to:

Simone Dharmaratne

Department Administrator

Department of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

 

These materials should be sent electronically to her at simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca. Applications must specify to which 12-month lectureship posting the candidate is applying and must be received by May 8, 2015.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/.

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


Ethics and Applied Ethics (12-Month Lecturer)

March 30, 2015

The Department of Philosophy at UBC is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in Ethics and Applied Ethics. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching, will have a track record of teaching excellence, and will be able to teach a second-year majors-course: Introduction to Moral Theory. The teaching load will also include undergraduate courses in one or more areas of applied ethics (biomedical ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics). The position involves teaching 24 credits (equivalent of eight 3-credit courses, with an expected 3-3 load in the winter session and 2 additional courses in the summer of 2016) and participating fully in student advising, departmental service, events, and initiatives. This 1-year leave-replacement appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Please send applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness in the fields of the appointment. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline to:

Simone Dharmaratne

Department Administrator

Department of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

 

These materials should be sent electronically to her at simone.dharmaratne@ubc.ca. Applications must specify to which 12-month lectureship posting the candidate is applying and must be received by May 8, 2015.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/.

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


Religion, Literature, and the Arts – [Sessional Lecturer position, 2015W]

March 17, 2015

The Religion, Literature and the Arts Program (RGLA) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia is seeking a part-time sessional lecturer for one of our three core courses.  This is a 3-credit course taught over one term of the academic year.   The contract will run either Sept 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015 (for 2015W T1) or January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016 (for 2015W T2).  The course description for the current section of RGLA 371 is available on the RGLA website at: http://rgla.arts.ubc.ca/.

RGLA 371 emphasizes comparative religion, explored through literature and the arts.  Applicants must have a doctorate in Religious Studies or a relevant discipline, and should have substantial knowledge of religious traditions in a number of different cultures and faiths.  They must also have some expertise in one or more of the Arts, such as literature, music, fine arts, theatre, or film.

Applicants should include with their letter of application a CV which provides a record of experience and a detailed list of post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities; a sample course outline and syllabus; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names of two referees.  Only referees of short-listed candidates for the position will be contacted.

The deadline for completed applications is 12:00 noon on April 2, 2015.

Applications should be sent to the Program Chair:

Dr. Katherine Sirluck

Chair, Religion, Literature and the Arts Program,

Dept. of English, UBC

BUTO 397 – 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1

ksirluck(at)mail.ubc.ca

This position is subject to final budgetary approval 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. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


Instructor I (limited term) – Arts Studies in Research and Writing

March 3, 2015

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, seeks applications for a full-time limited term position at the rank of Instructor I Without Review in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) (http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca), Faculty of Arts, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. This position will be for 1 year, renewable for a further year, in accordance with university policies and subject to excellent performance and the availability of funds.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing’s mandate is to support undergraduate research and writing in the Faculty of Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of 18 credits including sections of WRDS 150 (Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences) and ASTU 400A (Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts: Knowledge-Making).  The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate educational leadership in ASRW by participating in curriculum development, faculty mentorship, assessment of teaching, and program design.

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition theory, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies, or equivalent expertise using research-based pedagogical frameworks. Applicants should have experience teaching writing courses according to current theoretical approaches such as writing in the disciplines, genre-based pedagogy, or English for academic purposes. Evidence of teaching excellence is required; evidence of research in writing and discourse studies, design of writing curriculum, and collaborative work would be an asset. A keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning is expected.

 

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or PDF files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: admin.fyp@ubc.ca for receipt by the application deadline: noon, April 3, 2015.

Please indicate in the subject line: “ASRW Instructor I limited term.”

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

(2) curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)

(3) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.)

(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (student and, if applicable, peer evaluations of teaching)

(5) sample outline for a section of WRDS 150 (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)

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

 

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

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

ASRW is also currently recruiting to fill two 12-Month Lecturer positions to teach in ASRW and Vantage College. For details, visit the Arts website at: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/academic-postings/.


ASRW / Vantage College – (12-Month Lecturers)

March 3, 2015

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two full-time 12-month lecturer positions in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW), Faculty of Arts (http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca) and Vantage College, the University’s new international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) effective July 1, 2015. These positions offer opportunities to pursue a career in teaching at the university level, while engaging in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

Successful candidates will be appointed in ASRW and will be expected to dedicate 50% of their teaching and service workload towards the UBC Vantage College Program. UBC Vantage College and will be members of Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW). 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. Students take courses in Arts, Science, or, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, Engineering or Management before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

In the UBC Vantage College Arts Program, students undertake a coordinated curriculum that provides instruction in social scientific ways of thinking, speaking, and writing. 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.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach the following courses:

  • WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • VANT 148: UBC Vantage College Projects
  • VANT 149: Multidisciplinary Research Project

In addition, the successful candidates will contribute to Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW), a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing in the disciplines. ASRW courses introduce Arts students to the discursive practices of the disciplines. Members of the unit also support undergraduate student participation in research activities (e.g. conference participation) and assist faculty who offer writing-intensive courses in their departments. Successful candidates can expect to teach ASRW courses including WRDS 150 and ASTU 400A, and participate in designing the future growth and development of ASRW.

These are full-time, one-year appointments (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. Successful candidates are expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits plus service, and to work closely with other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College and in ASRW. Specifically, selected candidates will be expected to contribute to curriculum and materials development, collaborate with instructors in both units, and contribute to each unit through service on committees. The anticipated start date for each position is July 1, 2015.

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including Writing Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy Studies, or equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments using research-based, theoretically rich pedagogical frameworks. Evidence of teaching excellence is required; evidence of successful team building and collaboration would be an asset. A keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning is expected.

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca for receipt by the application deadline: noon, April 3, 2015.  Please indicate in the subject line: “ASRW/Vantage 12-Month Lecturer.”

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

(2) curriculum vitae

(3) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.)

(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., teaching evaluations)

(5) course descriptions of writing courses taught and/or developed.

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

 

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

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


Geography / Vantage College – (12-Month Lecturer)

February 27, 2015

12-month Lecturer Position in the UBC Department of Geography and Vantage College

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time 12-month lecturer position in the Department of Geography (http://www.geog.ubc.ca/) and in Vantage College, the University’s new international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) effective July 1, 2015. This position offers an opportunity to pursue a career in teaching at the university level, while engaging in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

While the Lecturer’s academic appointment will be in the Department of Geography, s/he is expected to dedicate about 2/3 of teaching and service workload towards the UBC Vantage College program. 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. Students take courses in Arts, Science, or, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, Engineering or Management before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Vantage College instructors work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. In addition, the appointee will teach courses in the Department of Geography.

The ideal candidate would be a broadly trained human geographer capable of presenting both a historical and contemporary thematic approach to world geography. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree in a field directly relevant to geography education. Experience working with additional language learners or international students is expected. Proven ability and experience working in collaborative team teaching environments is expected. Individuals with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students, as well as to making substantial contributions to curriculum development and course design are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

This is a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellence in performance, and in accordance with University policies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits plus service, and to work closely with other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College and Geography. Specifically, selected candidates 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. This position is subject to final budgetary approval; the anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2015.

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.

Applicants should submit the following: a curriculum vita; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of content area expertise, teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning; and names and contact information for three referees. Applications should be addressed to: Department Head, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. Application materials should be submitted electronically, preferably as PDFs with relevant file names (for example, “last name CV”) to recruit@geog.ubc.ca by March 28th, 2015.


Psychology / Vantage College – (12-Month Lecturer)

February 27, 2015

12-month Lecturer Position in the UBC Department of Psychology and Vantage College

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time 12-month lecturer position in the Department of Psychology (www.psych.ubc.ca) and in Vantage College, the University’s new international program (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) effective July 1, 2015. This position offers the opportunity to pursue teaching at the university level, while engaging in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

While the Lecturer’s academic appointment will be in the Department of Psychology, s/he will be expected to dedicate about 2/3 of teaching and service workload towards the UBC Vantage College program. 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. Students take courses in Arts, Science, or, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, Engineering or Management before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. The Vantage One program provides sections of Psychology 101, Psychology 102, and Psychology 208. Vantage College instructors work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. In addition, the appointee will teach courses in the Department of Psychology.

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses in Psychology. Experience working with additional language learners or international students is expected. Proven ability and experience working in collaborative team teaching environments is expected. Individuals with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students, as well as to making substantial contributions to curriculum development and course design are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

This is a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis subject to availability of funds, excellence in performance, and in accordance with University policies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits plus service, and to work closely with other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College and Psychology. 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. This position is subject to final budgetary approval; the anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2015.

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.

Applicants should email a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of their teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca for receipt by March 28, 2015. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation e-mailed by the referees to employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca by the same deadline. Please indicate in the subject line: “Psychology UBC Vantage College 12 Month Lecturer Position.” Enquiries should also be sent to the same e-mail address.

The application deadline is March 28, 2015.


Journalism – Sessional Position (2015 Winter)

February 20, 2015

The University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism seeks to appoint a Sessional Lecturer during the 2015 Winter session (September 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016) to teach up to 18 credits in its innovative graduate program, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, science, environment and public policy journalism as listed on its website: www.journalism.ubc.ca. The School offers concentrations in key areas of journalism, as well as academic specializations across disciplines.

A Master’s degree in Journalism, mass communications, or a related discipline is preferred; however, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree plus exceptional professional and teaching skills may also be considered.

We seek applicants who have college-level experience in teaching multimedia journalism; professional experience of working in a newsroom as a reporter and/or editor, in addition to strong professional experience in producing stories for multiple platforms; and demonstrable ability to function effectively in a university environment.

The successful candidate is expected to provide high quality journalism instruction; possess strong organizational skills; have experience and knowledge of social media platforms and approaches to audience engagement; possess strong digital journalism skills, including knowledge of content management systems and tools for mobile and multimedia reporting and production; and be equipped to teach news gathering, reporting and editing across platforms. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to a student-centred approach to teaching through inquiry-based and cooperative learning and experience of working collaboratively in a team.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval and will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Peter Klein, Director and Associate Professor

Graduate School of Journalism

University of British Columbia

6388 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2

Email: soj.director@ubc.ca

 

Application deadline: March 22, 2015.

Applications must include:

  • letter of interest
  • CV
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • names and e-mail addresses of at least four referees

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2015.

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


Early Formative Christianity – [part-time 12-Month Lecturer]

February 17, 2015

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a part-time (75%) 12-Month Lecturer in the 2015/16 academic year. The position will cover courses in Early Formative Christianity. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching a broad range of courses within the field of specialization appropriate to this position and will provide evidence of excellence and effectiveness across all levels of undergraduate teaching. Expertise in any other specialty courses offered by the Department will be considered an asset. The position entails teaching 18 credits (equivalent of six 3-credit courses) and participating in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Reappointment will be subject to performance and availability of funds.

The course assignment for this position in Early Formative Christianity may include: RELG 210, 302, 316, 317, 414, and 415. For information about the Department and course offerings, visit: http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca/. The anticipated start date for the position will be July 01, 2015.

 

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

 

Dr. Dietmar Neufeld

Head, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C227

Vancouver, British Colombia V6T 1Z1

 

These materials may be sent electronically to marisa.scorda@ubc.ca, with subject line: “Early Christianity“.

 

Applications must be received by March 19, 2015.

 

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 (Summer 2015)

February 13, 2015

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional Teaching 2015 Summer Term 1 and 2

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver) invites applications for the following sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) in 2015 summer terms 1 and 2.

Term One (May 11—June 18, 2015)

WRDS 150 M01: Mon Wed, 12:00-15:00

WRDS 150 WL1: Mon Wed, 12:00-15:00

WRDS 150 M02: Tue Thu, 18:00-21:00

WRDS 150 M03: Tue Thu, 15:00-18:00

 

Term Two (July 6—August 13, 2015)

WRDS 150 J01: Tue Thu, 12:00-15:00

WRDS 150 J02: Tue Thu, 18:00-21:00

The number of sections offered is subject to enrolment. All sections may not be offered.

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

Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 Arts students, and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities.

Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD, with experience teaching writing in the disciplines and/or genre-based approaches to teaching writing. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill at Laurie.McNeill@ubc.ca.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains how their research and teaching background qualifies them for the position and indicating their availability to teach the above sections.
In addition to the letter of application, please submit the following:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (i.e., course description, list of sample texts, and list of sample assignments)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

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 March 2, 2015.

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

 

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

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


Medieval Studies Program – (Sessional positions, 2015W)

February 12, 2015

Part-time Sessional Lecturer positions are available at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Arts’ Medieval Studies Program during Winter Session 2015-2016 on the Point Grey Campus in Vancouver.  Applications are invited from those interested in teaching the following 3-credit undergraduate courses:  MDVL 301 in Term 1 and MDVL 490 in Term 2.

Term 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2015):

MDVL 301 “European Literature of the Middle Ages” 

This is a writing-intensive undergraduate course on European literature of the Middle Ages in its cultural and socio-historical context. It covers selected topics such as relations between religious and secular literatures, oral and written culture, historical epic and chronicle, translation and adaptation of lyric poetry, and various approaches to medieval texts.

 

Term 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2016):

MDVL 490 “Medieval Studies Seminar” 

This course is a writing-intensive undergraduate research seminar on European literature of the Middle Ages in its cultural and socio-historical context. In addition to introducing methods in bibliography and research, it covers selected topics such as relations between religious and secular literatures, oral and written culture, historical epic and chronicle, translation and adaptation, and theoretical approaches to medieval texts.

Both classes are conducted in English; all required reading will be provided in the original language and in modern English translation.

 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies or a related Arts discipline at the time of appointment, and a record of excellent teaching.

Applications should include: a letter specifying the course you are interested in teaching and detailing qualifications and experience; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and an outline of the course as you would propose to teach it.  Please also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to the address noted below.  All materials and queries should be sent to:

Dr. Chantal Phan, Chair – UBC Medieval Studies Program

FHIS, Buchanan Tower 797-1873 East Mall, Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1

email: chantal.phan@ubc.ca

Application materials should be received no later than February 28, 2015.

For information about the Medieval Studies Program, visit: http://medieval.arts.ubc.ca/

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval 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. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


Geography – Teaching and Learning Fellow (postdoctoral position)

February 10, 2015

Teaching and Learning Fellow

Flexible Learning & the Environment and Sustainability Undergraduate Program

Teaching and Learning Fellow (postdoctoral position)

Department of Geography

University of British Columbia

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia is seeking two full-time postdoctoral research fellows who will be appointed as Teaching and Learning Fellows (TLF) to work on a one-year Flexible Learning Project that will innovate and implement flexible learning approaches within the Department’s Environment and Sustainability (E&S) undergraduate program.

The two TLFs will be responsible for coordinating curriculum development, teaching innovation, and pedagogical research activities being undertaken by the project. As a part of a larger team, the Teaching and Learning Fellows will:

  • Provide day-to-day coordination of the Flexible Learning Project;
  • Review, design, develop and deploy learning objectives, content, assessments, and teaching resources for core courses in the E&S program. This will include developing (with technical support) appropriate online and multi-media materials, interactive activities, and pretests;
  • Provide program level coordination of course transformations to ensure that they meet our program level learning goals.
  • Assist in the delivery of new course materials as well as the evaluation of both student learning and overall project success.
  • Evaluate the pedagogical utility of developing a concept inventory for the E&S program;
  • Review, evaluate, and communicate project outcomes.

In order to realize the project objectives, the TLFs will be working alongside, and receiving substantial support from, faculty and researchers in Geography, part-time research assistants, staff from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and staff from the Faculty of Arts Instructional Support and Information Technology Unit. The TLFs will be expected to participate in the teaching of courses that are part of the Flexible Learning Project. Publication of research related to the impact of these pedagogical interventions, and which engages with the scholarship of teaching and learning, will be supported and encouraged.

Candidates should have: completed their Ph.D. in geography, environmental studies, or resource studies within the last five years; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and strong personal experience and commitment to education in one or more of the above fields. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, initiative, and the ability to produce quality work to a deadline. A demonstrated ability to be able to work both independently and as part of a team is desirable. Experience in curriculum development, blended or online learning, developing educational resources and activities, and using SoTL to inform practice are assets. The ideal candidate will be able to start on May 1, 2015.

Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewable depending on funding and performance.

Applicants should provide a single word or pdf file (in the following order): a cover letter addressed to Dr. Loch Brown, a curriculum vitae, a short statement of interest that details how previous experience relates to the TLF position, and the names and complete contact information (including phone and e- mail) of three referees.   Applications and queries regarding the position should be emailed to Connie Cheung, headasst@geog.ubc.ca by March 30, 2015.  Only those candidates short-listed for the position will be contacted.

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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.


Instructor I (tenure-track) – Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

February 6, 2015

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor I position in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. PhD research and coursework focused on Critical Race & Ethnic Studies with an area of specialization including (but not limited to) any of the following: bioethics/science studies, masculinity studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, and/or social media & digital storytelling – ideally in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants with a strong commitment to building academic and non-academic communities, from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. programs in arts, humanities, or social sciences are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: Critical Race Studies and/or Ethnic Studies, Women’s and/or Gender and/or Transgender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Education, Feminist Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, English, Biology, Communications, and Media and/or Cultural Studies. An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required. Major criteria in selection will be demonstration of excellence in teaching, an exceptional record of pedagogical innovation, and current and extensive undergraduate teaching in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies as this interdisciplinary work intersects with Critical Gender & Sexuality Studies.  Experience in teaching online and/or the development of Online Learning curriculum is an asset.

 

The GRSJ Institute (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) is currently building capacity in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and opportunities exist to contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as collaborations with Social Justice units and initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly.

 

We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching expertise and experience make a substantive, creative and interdisciplinary intervention in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies with an area of specialization that intersects in a global context with Trans*, Gender and Sexuality Studies and related community organizations and initiatives.  We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with extensive teaching expertise related to Critical Race & Ethnic Studies – ideally in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects that are relevant to the growing diversity of Canadian society and the consequences of globalism, neoliberalism and transnationalism.

 

The successful candidate will exhibit distinction in teaching, community-building and educational leadership. They will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Institute, and to contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to ongoing curriculum, program development, and other teaching and learning initiatives. The candidate’s demonstrated or potential ability to contribute towards the Institute’s development and implementation of an Undergraduate Minor/Graduate Specialization in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies will be an important consideration. Experience teaching online or with the development of digital teaching modules will be considered an asset.

 

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.

 

Closing Date for applications: March 15, 2015

Anticipated position start date: either July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016

 

Please provide electronic application materials for the position in the form of ONE Bookmarked PDF file that includes, in the following order: cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication/s, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations). Email applications to: grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca with “YOURLASTNAME_Instructor CRES_Search” in the Subject line. Arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent electronically, by the same deadline, to grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca.

 

For information about the position, please contact Dr. Mary K. Bryson, Director & Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice: mary.bryson@ubc.ca. For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit: www.grsj.arts.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, 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.


Greek and Roman History (12-Month Lecturer)

January 23, 2015

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer position in Greek and Roman History.  Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Classical Studies or a related field.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach surveys of Greek and Roman history, as well as specialized upper-level courses on Athens in the classical period and Alexander the Great. The ability to teach introductory languages is also particularly desired. The position involves teaching 24 credits (equivalent of eight 3-credit courses) and participating fully in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives. The 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Reappointment will be subject to performance and availability of funds.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Siobhán McElduff

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C227

Vancouver, British Colombia V6T 1Z1

These materials may be sent electronically to marisa.scorda@ubc.ca. Applications must be received by March 31, 2015.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca/.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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.


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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