Academic Postings


Philosophy – Assistant Professor (limited-term)

March 25, 2014

The Department of Philosophy at UBC invites applications for a 2-year* limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1, 2014.  *The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period and may be renewed for another year, subject to satisfactory performance appraisals, compliance with UBC agreements and policies, and availability of funds.

Area of Specialization: ethics/social/political philosophy.  Areas of competence: Other areas in value theory such as philosophy of law, applied ethics (biomedical, environmental, business), aesthetics.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2014) and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship.  S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. In addition, they should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Search Committee

c/o Simone Dharmaratne, Administrator

Department of Philosophy

The University of British Columbia

Buchanan E370 – 1866 Main Mall

Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone: 604-822-3292 / Fax: 604-822-8782

Completed applications must be received by May 1, 2014.

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

For information about the Department, visit: http://philosophy.ubc.ca/.


Instructor I position – Arts Studies in Research and Writing / Vantage College

February 28, 2014

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor I position in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW), Faculty of Arts (http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca), with appointment to the Department or School that is most appropriate, effective July 1, 2014.

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 sections of WRDS 150 (currently ASTU 150) and WRDS 350 (currently ASTU 400A), and in addition, may be assigned to teach undergraduate courses in his/her academic home unit.  The successful candidate will contribute to overall leadership of ASRW by providing support and direction for all ASRW activities including curriculum development and innovation. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected eventually to dedicate about 2/3 of his/her workload toward the University’s new International Program to be launched in 2014, and to provide administrative support as the Arts Writing Curriculum Coordinator for Vantage College.

The College’s mandate is to offer a first-year curriculum to international students from domestic schools in emerging countries in preparation for entry to the second year of degree programs in Arts or Sciences (http://www.vantagecollege.ubc.ca/). The initial cohort of Arts students will arrive in the fall of 2014 and the program will deliver sections of WRDS 150, amongst other courses. The mandate of the College includes the development, implementation, and sharing of innovative teaching practices.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in Writing Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics or Language and Literacy Studies and have an excellent teaching record. Applicants must have experience teaching writing, in interdisciplinary programs or learning environments, from a writing-in-the-disciplines approach and/or have taught university-level writing courses which focus on English for Academic Purposes. Administrative experience and evidence of successful team building and management would be an asset. A keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning is expected.

The Instructor I rank leads to consideration for tenure as Senior Instructor, which can subsequently lead to promotion to the Professor of Teaching rank.  A tenure-track Instructor I is reviewed for tenure and promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor and 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.

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: sec.students@ubc.ca for receipt by the application deadline: April 2, 2014.

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

(2) curriculum vitae

(3) a teaching dossier or (a)statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages max.) and (b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., teaching evaluations)

(4) sample outline for a section of WRDS 150.

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.


Art History – Sessional Lecturers (2014 Summer)

February 28, 2014

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory – Summer 2014 Sessional Lectureship: ARTH

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2014 Summer Session in the teaching of the following Art History courses:

Term 1 (May 12—June 20, 2014):

ARTH   227  941     Art and the Visual Environment in the Modern and Post-modern Periods 

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Term 2 (June 23—August 1, 2014):

ARTH   340  941     20th Century Art and Culture: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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 course syllabus; 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: Friday March 14, 2014

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.


SLAIS – Lecturer

February 13, 2014

SLAIS the iSchool@ubc

1 Year Term Appointment: Lecturer

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for 12 month Lecturer position, for a 1-Year appointment commencing July 1st 2014.

This is 12 month appointment. The successful candidate will have a research and teaching interest and experience in the area of archival theory, methods and practices.  Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with knowledge in archival arrangement and description.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date), or a combination of extensive professional experience and a master’s degree in a field related to the teaching areas of the position. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. This is a full-time position which carries a teaching load of six (6) 3-credit courses plus administrative responsibilities as appropriate. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 28th, 2014.  Application materials should include a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

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

Applications should be sent to:

Connie Wintels

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

The University of British Columbia

Suite 470 – 1961 East Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Email: slais.recruit@ubc.ca

 

Questions should be sent to:

Caroline Haythornthwaite

Professor and Director

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

Email c.haythorn@ubc.ca


Lecturer in Sanskrit

January 30, 2014

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Sanskrit language and culture, commencing July 1, 2014. The successful applicant will be asked to teach 12-18 credits of Sanskrit language courses at all levels, as well as up to 12 credits of undergraduate lecture courses on South Asian culture, religion, literature or film, depending on the applicant’s area of expertise.

Applicants are expected to have expertise in Sanskrit, a Master’s degree in a relevant field, and experience teaching Sanskrit in North America at the college/university level; strong preference will be given for applicants with training in Applied Linguistics or Language Education.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information of three references to: Sanskrit Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2. Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


Lecturers in Japanese Language

January 30, 2014

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for two or more 12-month lecturer position(s) in Japanese language, commencing September 1, 2014.  Each position is intended to be for one year, with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance appraisals, approval of the Department, and budgetary availability. Each  successful candidate will teach 24 credits of Japanese Language courses, possibly from first to fourth-year, over the 12-month period of appointment, as well as assist the Coordinator of the Japanese Language Program in program administration and development.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Language Education, or related fields and extensive teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development is a plus.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a videotape or a DVD of a class taught, as well as a lesson plan for the class taped), no later than March 7, 2014 to:
Japanese 12-month Lecturer Search Committee
UBC Department of Asian Studies
Room 607-1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


Lecturer in Film Studies

January 24, 2014

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one fulltime (100%) renewable 12 month lecturer position (1 year contract) in Film Studies, in the Department of Theatre and Film, commencing July 1 2014.

The successful applicant is expected to teach 21 credits of on-campus undergraduate courses in Film Studies, and fulfill 3 credits of either graduate teaching or curriculum development activity within the Film Studies program.

The post will include responsibility for the design, development and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials and the delivery of seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, as well as mentorship (of students and Teaching Assistants) across a range of courses including but not limited to Introduction to Film Studies, Introduction to Canadian Cinema, Asian Cinema, Studies in Film Theory, and specialist seminar topics. The position may also include teaching a course in the Master’s in Film Studies program. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to the Film Studies program’s efforts to initiate and maintain high-enrollment online courses, the development and implementation of curriculum changes and innovative pedagogical practices across the department, and participate in the program’s extracurricular teaching-related initiatives (including the Graduate Journal Cinephile, the Centre for Cinema Studies, undergraduate and graduate research awards, student recruitment, and outreach work). Consideration for reappointment will be based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and service, and availability of funding.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in Film Studies or a cognate discipline. She or he will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by considerable experience in developing and delivering university courses, and evidence of the use of a range of pedagogical learning tools and delivery techniques to engage students. The successful applicant will have evidence of excellent teaching such as student evaluations and peer reviews, and will have made an impact on the discipline beyond their own teaching. The applicant will be expected to work flexibly and on their own initiative and will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to teach across a wide range of courses within our program.

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

How to apply:

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of Film Studies, an updated CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations), the names and contact information of three references, and arrange to have three confidential reference letters sent to:

Search Committee for Film Studies,

Department of Theatre and Film

6354 Crescent Road

Vancouver, BC

Canada V6T-1Z1.

The deadline for completed applications is: March 31st, 2014.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the four weeks following the application deadline.

UBC 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 any sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Information about the Film Studies program and the Centre for Cinema Studies can be found at: http://www.film.ubc.ca/film_studies/ and www.centreforcinemastudies.com


Lecturers in Creative Writing

January 6, 2014

Lecturers in Creative Writing

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for up to five part-time (75%) renewable 12-month lecturer positions (1 year contracts) in the Creative Writing Program, commencing July 1, 2014; however, some positions may be filled as 100% appointments instead. Reappointment will be subject to performance and availability of funds.

The successful applicant is expected to teach 12 credits (in the case of a 75% appointment; 18 credits if 100%) of on-campus Creative Writing courses, consisting of 200-level lecture courses, 400-level BFA workshops, and graduate workshops; to supervise at least 6 student theses; and to contribute to the Program in an administrative capacity, including liaising with other programs that collaborate with the Creative Writing Program, and serving on the committees related to their areas of expertise as well as faculty committees evaluating prospective BFA and MFA candidates.

The successful applicant must be a professionally active writer with expertise in one or more of the following areas: writing for children and young adults, writing for new media, writing for comedic forms, fiction, and creative nonfiction. S/he must have professional publishing experience (preferably including one or more published books), as well as experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a Masters Degree in Creative Writing or the equivalent combination of education and writing and publishing experience.

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a brief statement about pedagogical perspectives on the teaching of Creative Writing, an updated CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations), and the names and contact information of three references to:

Acting Chair, Creative Writing Program

Creative Writing Program

University of British Columbia

Buchanan E-462, 1866 Main  Mall

Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Application materials may also be sent electronically to crwr.chair@ubc.ca on or before the same deadline: February 7, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

[27Jan2014 correction: deadline is February 7 (not January 7)]


Visual Arts 2013W T2 – Sessional Lecturers

December 10, 2013

Winter 2013 Term 2 Sessional Lectureship: VISA

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2013 Winter Term 2 Session in the teaching of the following Visual Arts courses:

Term 2:

VISA  241-002  Introduction to Digital Photography

VISA  341-002  Intermediate Photography II

VISA 401H-001  Advanced Open Studio

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: Tuesday December 24th, 2013 – 12:00 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 $6,263 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.


Arts One 2014W – Sessional Lecturer

December 4, 2013

The UBC Arts One Program is pleased to advertise a sessional position, to complete a five-member teaching team for the 8 instructional months of the next winter academic session (September 2014 to April 2015).

Arts One is an interdisciplinary program which offers students 18 credits towards the normal first-year load of 30 credits (the 18 credits are the equivalent of six credits each of first year English, History, and Philosophy). Instruction in Arts One over the 8-month period counts as a full teaching load in the Faculty of Arts. Weekly teaching comprises a 2 hour lecture (delivered to the full complement of 100 students enrolled in the Group), 2 one hour-and-a-half weekly seminar meetings (given to the 20 students assigned for the full year to each instructor) and 5 one hour-long weekly tutorials (involving 4 students from the 20). Each member is responsible for 4 to 5 lectures, usually in or near his or her area of expertise, and does all seminar and tutorial work and grading. Weekly team meetings of 1.5 hours are held to co-ordinate the team’s activity, to discuss the readings, to formulate essay questions, etc.

Applicants must hold a doctorate. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in a writing-intensive course or courses is required. The successful applicant will have instructional experience outside their field of specialty, and be prepared to lecture on texts across a wide chronological spectrum, consistent with the breadth of the Arts One curriculum.  Furthermore, the successful applicant will have demonstrated success in working closely with colleagues across departmental boundaries, as required by the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment in which the Arts One faculty are expected to contribute.

The ideal candidate will be able to lecture on Hamlet, as well as at least two more contemporary texts that suitably complement or extend the reading list. The theme for the coming year (2014/2015) is “Hero, Anti-hero.” A sense of the nature and scope of the theme is conveyed in the short description and (provisional) reading list included with this posting. For general information on the Arts One Program, please visit: www.artsone.arts.ubc.ca.

Applications should be submitted electronically, by email to: arts.one@ubc.ca for receipt by the stated deadline. Applications must include the following materials, submitted as a single .pdf file (.pdf preferred; Word documents also accepted), with items appearing in order as follows:

1. a letter of application, including discussion of 2 to 3 texts that in the applicant’s view could enhance the current reading list, as per above, and on which he or she would be prepared to lecture
2. curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
3. evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations)

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the Chair of the Arts One Program Advisory Committee, Dr. Robert Crawford, via email to: arts.one@ubc.ca by the same deadline.

This position is 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 per position is $37,578 for the period of appointment.

Deadline for receipt of applications: December 19, 2013

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.


Asian Public Policy

November 18, 2013

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, effective July 1, 2014, in Asian public policy.* All policy specializations will be considered relevant (for example, governance and policy-making, economic policy, environmental policy, social and gender policy, urban policy, transportation, water, development).

The appointment is a joint position between IAR (75%) and Political Science (25%). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be nearing completion.  Experience in teaching public policy related to Asia will be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

The successful candidate will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of public policy in Asia at the IAR and in Political Science. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the ongoing development of a public policy degree program focused on Asia at the IAR.

The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Institute of Asian Research are found at www.iar.ubc.ca and those of the Department of Political Science are found at www.politics.ubc.ca.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/17136 and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of their ongoing research, preferably in the form of published material. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to m.lao@ubc.ca.  Materials should be received by December 20, 2013.

The 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 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; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

[*Note:  The position being advertised here is in addition to the position posted previously (job id: 16320).  Unless otherwise requested, applications submitted in response to the earlier posting will be brought forward for this second opening.]


Library and Information Studies

November 6, 2013

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, research, and service in an interdisciplinary environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research in the area of library and information studies, broadly interpreted. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research and teaching interests relating to digital collections, including specialization in areas such as: digital libraries; data and information management; data/text mining and analytics; information retrieval; systems design, programming, evaluation and implementation; health informatics; digital humanities; digital media, social media; or semantic web technologies. We are seeking applicants who complement the strengths of the faculty at the School, demonstrate a strong research record appropriate to their experience, and have the ability to forge interdisciplinary research and/or teaching relationships within the School and beyond. As the School builds and strengthens its identity as an iSchool, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic community of scholars shaping the future of the School and to work with outstanding Masters and doctoral students.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a field related to the teaching and research areas of the position. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activity; have a publication record commensurate with their experience; and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.  It is located in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities.  The iSchool offers an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) (both with an optional First Nations Concentration), a Dual MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. Further information about the School can be found at www.slais.ubc.ca.

The deadline date for receipt of applications is January 10, 2014.   Application materials should include: a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, projected research agenda, and teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applications should be addressed to Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf of Word format) via email to: slais.recruit@ubc.ca.

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Caroline Haythornthwaite, Director and Professor

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
The iSchool at The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Email: c.haythorn@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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues

November 1, 2013

Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues

The Faculty of Arts invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. This is an internal search and we expect the appointee to be a full Professor at UBC; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level will also be considered. The appointment will be for a three- or five-year term. The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of research, demonstrated leadership success, extensive policy engagement with global issues, and a commitment to advancing the national and international profile of the Liu Institute for Global Issues. We will consider candidates working on global issues from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity as a leader, educator, and administrator. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the development of new educational programming at the Institute (including a new professional policy-oriented graduate program), recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing collaborative research initiatives, fostering knowledge mobilization, and designing innovative curriculum. The Director’s other main role will be as a facilitator of connections with policy communities (governmental organizations, civil society, foundations, etc.) on behalf of the Institute as a whole, its individual members (including faculty, students), and the university.  For information about the Institute, visit www.ligi.ubc.ca.

Applications or nominations should include a curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining the applicant/nominee’s suitability for the position. Inquiries and applications/nominations should be addressed to Geraldine Pratt, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, geraldine.pratt@ubc.ca.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

 


First Nations Languages Program – Assistant Professor

October 10, 2013

The First Nations Languages Program 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 Endangered First Nations/Aboriginal Language Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent) in a discipline directly relevant to the documentation, conservation, and revitalization of endangered languages, cultures, and Indigenous knowledge systems. Applicants will demonstrate a record of or clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to mentoring Aboriginal students, and a history of success in ethical engagement and respectful collaboration with Aboriginal communities, organizations, and/or institutions. Experience in curriculum development for and/or the teaching of endangered languages would be an asset, as would expertise in information, archival, and/or museum studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, and service. In addition to teaching in the core curriculum of the First Nations Languages (FNLG) program, the position involves the opportunity to develop additional FNLG curriculum related to capacity-building in research skills, language fluency, and pedagogical applications for endangered language maintenance and/or revitalization; the mentoring and research supervision of students at all levels from a diversity of disciplines; coordination with other programs and initiatives at UBC related to Indigenous peoples, as well as liaison with other institutions, organizations, and community-based initiatives involved in endangered language documentation and conservation provincially, nationally, and internationally. Responsibilities entail close collaboration with the Language and Culture Department of the Musqueam Indian Band under the established terms of the UBC-FNLG ethical protocols, as well as the negotiation of new collaborative relationships with other BC Bands and/or BC Aboriginal organizations working towards language reclamation and sustainability.

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

The appointment is to begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Application materials should be received either in hard copy or via email no later than November 30, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The First Nations Languages program is an interdisciplinary program: faculty will also be appointed in a Department of disciplinary specialization. Appointment structure is flexible, with primary responsibilities within the FNLG program, but open to teaching 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.  We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons, and especially Aboriginal/Indigenous scholars, to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Please include with your application:

• a letter of application;

• curriculum vitae;

• a publication (or manuscript) related to your endangered language research;

• if available, a sample of your language teaching materials;

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

• names and contact information for three academic references;

• names and contact information for two other references who can address your effectiveness in Aboriginal/Indigenous community engagement.

Post applications to:

Dr. Patricia A. Shaw, Professor and Chair

First Nations Languages (FNLG) Program

1866 Main Mall (Buchanan A240)

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z1 Canada

or E-mail applications to:  <patricia.a.shaw@ubc.ca>

If you have questions or would like further clarification, please contact the FNLG Program Chair.  


Slavic Studies – Assistant Professor

October 2, 2013

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2014, at the rank of Assistant Professor with an academic qualification in Slavic literature and culture. The area of expertise is open, but a research emphasis and a commitment to teach Russian and Slavic literature (in English) are required.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2014) and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship. S/he is expected to show a genuine interest to teach in a thriving cross-cultural program currently comprising course offerings in Russian and Polish as well as comparative approaches to the literary cultures of central, eastern and northern Europe (i.e., SLAV and CENS courses). The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level. S/he is expected to engage in curriculum and program development, to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, to engage in undergraduate and graduate student supervision, and to contribute to service. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Russian. The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies are found at www.cenes.ubc.ca.

Applications must include a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample or an example of published research (in English). Application materials must be submitted online to http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16805 and in paper by November 1, 2013.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the Head of Department, Dr. Gaby Pailer.  Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to cenes.reception(at)ubc.ca or by regular mail to: Dr. Gaby Pailer, Head, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan Tower 222 – 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada.

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; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


Economics

September 23, 2013

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, 2014.  We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of Economic Theory, Industrial Organization, International Macroeconomics, and Environment/Resource Economics, but in exceptional cases, 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 for Assistant Professor-level applicants (but at least four letters in the case of applicants potentially eligible for appointment at a higher rank).  Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at  http://www.economics.ubc.ca. Application deadline: November 15, 2013.

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.


Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History

September 23, 2013

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 Japanese or Korean Art History or Architectural History.  The Department is especially interested in candidates who demonstrate serious engagement with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline and innovative and cross-cultural research approaches.  Teaching will include the historical span of East Asian art.

UBC, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research.  The Art History program partners with strong studio 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, the Department of History, The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as the Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery.

The candidate must have a PhD (or solid indication of imminent completion). 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://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16705.  Submissions should include: a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper; evidence of teaching potential and 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, 2014.

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by November 15, 2013.

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

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity 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. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


African Studies – [Sessional Lectureship]

September 17, 2013

The African Studies Minor Program invites applications for a part-time Sessional lecturer for the 2013 Winter Session to teach the following 3-credit course:

Term 2: AFST 351 sec 002



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 – Literary and Theoretical Approaches.
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; three confidential letters of reference mailed directly from the referees to the Chair of the Search Committee: Vinay Kamat.

Application materials should be sent to:

African Studies Search Committee

c/o Stacy Campbell

Dean’s Office, Buchanan A240 – 1866 Main Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Deadline: October 2, 2013

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 $5,970 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.


Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural Studies

September 12, 2013

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice located in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the level of Associate Professor in Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural Studies – ideally in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects. Appointment at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2014.

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca GRSJ) is a degree-granting academic unit that exemplifies UBC’s commitment to ensuring critical and decolonizing advances in knowledge, democratic communities, and equity in postcolonial, feminist, anti-racist scholarship, research, and teaching. Aboriginal engagement is a major pillar of the UBC Strategic Plan (http://strategicplan.ubc.ca/the-plan/aboriginal-engagement/). The GRSJ Institute offers an undergraduate major (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Studies) an additional undergraduate minor (Critical Studies in Sexuality), M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Studies, and undergraduate and graduate courses.

The GRSJ Institute is an academic unit committed to inclusion, diversity and a high standard of interdisciplinary scholarship and instruction. Our research and teaching are responsive to Canada’s colonial histories, multilingual contexts and the changing global and transnational influences on political, economic and cultural contexts, communities, interventions and priorities. Institute faculty members and students engage in research collaborations with academic and praxis-oriented communities at the local, national, and international levels to advance theoretical understandings, practical knowledge, and social justice studies in the broadest sense. A major emphasis of the GRSJ Institute is on complex issues of decolonizing politics, equity and justice in a range of contexts and across a range of cultures.

We seek candidates whose scholarship makes a substantive, creative and interdisciplinary intervention in Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural Studies as these foci intersect in a global context with Trans*, Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies and related community organizations and initiatives. The successful candidate will contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to the development of a research agenda and academic programming in support of Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies. The GRSJ Institute is currently building capacity in Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and opportunities exist to contribute to graduate and undergraduate curriculum development of an Undergraduate Minor/Graduate Specialization in Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies as well as collaborations with additional Social Justice units and initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly. We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with an internationally recognized, accelerating research trajectory related to Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural 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.

Applicants are asked to submit: a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests and expertise and outlining the intersections with the position in Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural Studies; a teaching portfolio and evidence of teaching effectiveness (with course syllabi and evaluations); curriculum vitae; three samples of the candidate’s published work; and the names and contact information for at least four referees. Application documents must be submitted online by October 15, 2013 via the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16647. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by the date noted.

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

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from 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.


Asian Public Policy

August 7, 2013

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, effective July 1, 2014, in Asian public policy. All policy specializations will be considered relevant (for example, governance and policy-making, economic policy, environmental policy, social and gender policy, urban policy, transportation, water, development).

The appointment is a joint position between IAR (75%) and Political Science (25%). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be nearing completion.  Experience in teaching public policy related to Asia will be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

The successful candidate will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of public policy in Asia at the IAR and in Political Science. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the ongoing development of a public policy degree program focused on Asia at the IAR.

The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Institute of Asian Research are found at www.iar.ubc.ca and those of the Department of Political Science are found at www.politics.ubc.ca.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16320 and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of their ongoing research, preferably in the form of published material. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to m.lao@ubc.ca.  Materials should be received by October 15, 2013.

The 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 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; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Modern International History

July 29, 2013

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in modern international history, broadly construed, with an expected start date of 1 July 2014. The committee is particularly interested in work that explores international, transnational, or global dynamics in innovative ways. In addition to inter-state relations, relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, empire, post-colonialism, race, religion, human rights, development, the environment, gender, cultural relations, conflict and violence, and global governance. All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work lies within the period from the late nineteenth century onwards and to those whose research complements and expands on the department’s existing strengths.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be near completion), and are expected to provide evidence of innovation and excellence in research, as demonstrated by their published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in the field. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. In addition to offering courses within his or her area of specialization, the successful candidate will contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary undergraduate program in International Relations by teaching War and Society and/or International History in the Twentieth Century, both of which are required fourth-year history courses within the international relations major.

Candidates interested in the academic programs of the History Department should visit the departmental website, particularly its page on Research Clusters.  Information on the university’s International Relations Program can be found at the following address: http://ir.arts.ubc.ca.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16224 and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to three samples of scholarship, including published articles, unpublished papers, or book chapters. Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by email to jocelyn.smith@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Jocelyn Smith, Modern International History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA.  All materials should be received by 1 October 2013. Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Jessica Wang, by email at jessica.wang@ubc.ca.

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

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.


Sociology – Assistant Professor position

July 26, 2013

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.  The successful candidate will have broad interests in international, global, and/or comparative sociology with a focus on Indigenous Peoples, Environment/Sustainability, and/or Asia Pacific studies.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent). Applicants will demonstrate a record of, or clear potential for, excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student 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.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16211 and be prepared to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and evidence of their teaching effectiveness, and samples of research publications or papers (limit of three). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name and “Asst Prof position” in the subject line.  All applications materials and reference letters should be submitted by October 15, 2013.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Vancouver regularly places among the top three 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 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. UBC Sociology is cited among the top two departments in Canada.

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 – Instructor I positions

July 26, 2013

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor I positions in the Department of Sociology (www.soci.ubc.ca).  The ideal candidate would be a broadly trained sociologist capable of high quality teaching at both the introductory and senior undergraduate levels.  For one of the positions a specialization in sociology of the family would be desirable; for the second position the specialization is open.  Successful candidates will dedicate about 2/3rds of their teaching towards first- and second-year level courses, particularly Introduction to Sociology (Soci 100) and /or Sociology of the Family (Soci 200).  The remaining 1/3rd of teaching will be in senior undergraduate courses, and thus an ability to teach several 300- and 400-level courses would be expected.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with strong, demonstrable commitments 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.  Experience in teaching undergraduate students, professional associations supporting sociology education, research in pedagogy, sociology curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies into the curriculum 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 Department.

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, 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 their respective disciplines and in the field of teaching and learning. A Senior Instructor may be reviewed for promotion to the rank of Professor of Teaching in the fifth and subsequent years in that rank.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The expected starting date is July 1, 2014. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16167 and be prepared to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name and “Instructor position” in the subject line. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 1, 2013.   Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Vancouver regularly places among the top three 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 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. UBC Sociology is cited among the top two departments in Canada.

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.


MUSIC – Music Theory

July 26, 2013

The UBC School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music Theory, beginning July 1, 2014. The Theory Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music, situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Our faculty is known for contributions to theories and analysis of modernist and contemporary art music, theories of rhythm and meter, performance analysis, and world music analysis.

We seek a versatile scholar with complementary research interests and an aptitude for innovative teaching and collaborative curriculum development.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or expect to submit the dissertation by September 2014. Duties will include undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching, research and publication in areas of specialty, and service to the Division and the School.

Applications must include a letter of application and CV outlining primary and secondary research interests, one research/publication sample, a concise record of teaching experience and effectiveness, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining two upper-level undergraduate and two graduate courses they could offer to enrich our programs. Additional writing samples may be requested at a later stage.

Application materials must be submitted online by October 15, 2013 via http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16208.  In addition, applicants must arrange to have three referees send confidential letters of recommendation via email by the same deadline to: theory.search@ubc.ca. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

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

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from 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.


MUSIC – Voice / Opera

July 26, 2013

The UBC School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Voice and Opera Divisions, beginning on July 1, 2014. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Voice/Opera Divisions offer a dynamic artistic, educational, and collegial environment with a reputation for high-level performance and teaching, from undergraduate through doctoral levels.

We seek a highly accomplished and knowledgeable performer and educator, preferably a tenor, who will enhance performance, teaching, and administration within the Voice and Opera Divisions, at all levels. A substantial professional record is required, and a doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Experience working in a university setting is desirable.

The successful candidate will have established an international solo performing career with a broad range of repertoire including opera, oratorio, and Lieder/art song. Demonstrated teaching experience at an advanced level is desirable.  Duties include: teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level voice lessons, repertoire master classes, vocal pedagogy, and opera literature; supervision of graduate theses; preparation of students for operatic roles and other solo and ensemble performances; administrative duties for the Voice/Opera Divisions and for the School; student recruitment (regionally, nationally, and internationally); and involvement in the School’s concert and community outreach programs. Continuation of an active performance career, balanced with these duties, is a requirement for tenure and promotion.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, recordings (video preferred) of recent performances showing a variety of repertoire, a personal statement about teaching and learning, and additional materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the referees. (Four letters are required in the case of appointment at the Associate rank.)  Send all documents (in hardcopy) and recordings by November 1, 2013 to: Chair, Voice Performance Search Committee, University of British Columbia, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

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.


English Assistant Professor – Canadian Literature

July 26, 2013

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Canadian Literature.  We would welcome expertise in poetics, cognitive poetics, ecocriticism, and / or indigenous literature.

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

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an example of their published research. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16187 by October 31, 2013.   In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is 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.


English Assistant Professor – Modernism

July 26, 2013

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modernism.  We would welcome expertise in sexuality studies and / or in science and technology studies.

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

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an example of their published research. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16186 by October 31, 2013. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca

Position start date: July 1, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is 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.


Liu Institute / Journalism – Global Issues and Digital Media

July 16, 2013

Assistant Professor, Global Issues and Digital Media, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Graduate School of Journalism, UBC (Vancouver)

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with anticipated start date as early as January 1, 2014.  Candidates must have a PhD and a research record in global affairs and digital media.

The ideal candidate will have an active research profile and possess a broad understanding of global issues, with research interests that could include (but are not limited to):  international relations, human security, peace and disarmament, the environment, development, global health, and international justice issues. We will consider candidates working on any part of the world and from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary background; we particularly encourage those involved in policy analysis and implementation.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an important part of UBC’s vision with a mission to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues. The Emmy-Award winning Graduate School of Journalism conducts research on media, science, health, ethics and society. For more information, please visit: www.ligi.ubc.ca and www.journalism.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.

Applications must include a C.V., a description of research interests, evidence of teaching excellence and teaching effectiveness, and evidence of public outreach.  Applicants should also provide an electronic sample of their most outstanding publications, including evidence of research impacts and they must arrange to have confidential letters from three referees sent to the School of Journalism. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website at: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16051 and be prepared to submit their materials online by the deadline of September 1, 2013.

Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to karina.antonenko@ubc.ca.  Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


Sociology – Health and Social Determinants of Health

July 10, 2013

Assistant Professor, Sociology – Health and Social Determinants of Health

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.  This position is jointly sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the BC-Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) in HIV/AIDS.  The successful scholar will be an assistant professor in Sociology (a top ranked Department in Canada) and a Research Scientist at the BC-CfE (among the world’s foremost HIV/AIDS research centres).

The successful candidate must be eligible, and able to apply, for a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (see details at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca).  The eligibility criteria in this case include, but are not limited to, having a doctorate in sociology and holding peer reviewed operating research funds prior to the commencement of the award.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching and research expertise in the sociology of health and medicine and the social determinants of health, with specialization in the areas of HIV/AIDS, substance use, socio-economic vulnerability, and the labour market.  Applicants must have completed their doctorate by the starting date of the appointment.   Applicants will demonstrate a record of excellent research, publication, and teaching, as well as a record of, or clear potential for, curriculum development and student 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.

The appointment is to begin on July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval and contingent on success in the CIHR New Investigator Award competition.

Applicants should apply online via the website: http://soci.adm.arts.ubc.ca/assistant-professor-position-form/  and be prepared to submit materials online by the deadline of August 10, 2013. Applications must include a curriculum vita, a cover letter, evidence of teaching interests and effectiveness, clear demonstration of meeting the CIHR eligibility criteria, and samples of research publications (limit of three). Applicants should request letters of reference from 3 referees, who should submit their signed letters via email directly to soci.head@ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name in the subject line, by the same deadline.

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.


Developmental Psychology

July 2, 2013

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (www.psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, which will begin 1 July 2014.

We are seeking individuals with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program, who have strong commitments to teaching and research supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. before commencing the position and will be expected to maintain a program of effective teaching, departmental service, graduate and undergraduate research supervision, and scholarly research that leads to publication. Although we are looking for the strongest developmental candidate, regardless of research specialization, we are primarily interested in candidates whose work focuses on cognitive development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research bridges cognitive development to other areas of psychology and complements existing strengths in the department (www.psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy).

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three publications) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).  The closing date for applications is October 1, 2013.

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.


Psychology – CGR (grant tenured position)

May 17, 2013

Director, Centre for Gambling Research – [Grant Tenured Position]

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia  – Vancouver campus (www.psych.ubc.ca) recently established an international Centre for Gambling Research. The Department invites applications for the position of Director of the Centre, with a minimum of a five-year term appointment, starting as early as July 1, 2013. The Director will hold an academic appointment in the Department of Psychology at UBC.

We are seeking applicants who have a Ph.D., are appointable at the rank of Associate or full Professor, and possess a record of significant research productivity training, and administrative experience in order to direct the Centre’s activities and to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Centre including research, consultations, grants and budgets. The successful candidate will undertake a leadership role in shaping the direction and development of the Centre’s strategic plan and advancing the Centre’s research, consultative, training and policy activities, as well as play an instrumental role in research activities. The candidate will also maintain an active academic role in his/her position within the Department of Psychology.

The successful candidate should be an energetic and visionary leader who will promote research excellence and help establish the Centre as an international leader in the field of gambling studies. We are seeking a senior level individual with a strong publication and research record in the field of gambling studies and who is adept at working within a research-oriented doctoral program and university setting.

We welcome application from individuals whose work focuses on both basic and applied aspects of gambling behaviours, policy development, prevention and training. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities and will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive strategic growth initiatives and educational programs for the Centre.

Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (http://www.psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). As a member of the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of teaching, departmental service, as well as graduate and undergraduate research supervision. The candidate is expected to maintain scholarly research that leads to publication and a strong international presence.

The starting salary for the position will be 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; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl/ and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 4 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage).

Review of applications will begin June 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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