Academic Postings


Architecture and Art of the Islamic World (Assistant Professor)

August 19, 2014

The Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field Architecture and Art of the Islamic World.  The geographical area of specialization is open, including the Iberian Peninsula, the wider Mediterranean World, North Africa, the Middle East, and South and South East Asia. The department is searching for a candidate who specializes in a period or periods, other than contemporary and modern, that is medieval or early modern. The candidate will be versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field and have competency in the languages the specialization requires.

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

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

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website:http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/18991 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophies; a sample syllabus; a sample book chapter or scholarly paper, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 403-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2015.

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

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by October 15, 2014.


Sociology (Assistant Professor)

August 15, 2014

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open. Our ideal candidate will advance UBC’s commitment to pluralism, equity, and inclusion. For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; two sample publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2014 at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/. Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

[This ad was posted on other sites since June 3, 2014.]


Music (Assistant Professor) – Woodwinds

August 8, 2014

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a woodwind artist-teacher to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. Situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, the School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in woodwind performance.

The successful candidate’s instrument and repertoire expertise will best meet the needs of the School and complement existing faculty strengths. We seek an accomplished performer and experienced, innovative educator who will lead performance, teaching, research, administration, and growth in woodwind studies, both undergraduate and graduate. Applicants should provide compelling evidence of recognized superior achievement in performance, and of versatile, innovative teaching in the solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires, in university and summer festival contexts. A graduate degree is expected (D.M.A. preferred), but professional experience at a very high caliber may be accepted as equivalent.

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction in the artist’s instrument; wind chamber music coordination and coaching; curriculum leadership and supervision of graduate students in the woodwind area; teaching in additional areas of expertise, as appropriate within the program; active student recruitment (in regional, national, and international contexts); service on school and university committees; and creative/scholarly activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and dedicated service to the School and University.

Applicants should apply online by 15 October 2014 through the UBC Faculty careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19008 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials or evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later date.

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to woodwind.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 2015. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit www.music.ubc.ca.

The 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.  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 to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Music (Assistant Professor) – Musicology

August 8, 2014

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a musicologist to a full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2015. The Musicology 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 musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology.

We seek an accomplished, ambitious scholar with expertise in the music and culture of the nineteenth century and an additional field of interest complementary to the interests of current faculty (such as film music, popular music, critical theory, cultural studies, new media). Candidates should demonstrate aptitude for innovative teaching, use of new technologies, and collaborative curriculum development within the School of Music and in interdisciplinary contexts. Teaching duties include undergraduate courses for music and non-music majors, graduate seminars, and graduate student supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service to the School and University.

Candidates must have successfully defended the Ph.D. by July 2015, and demonstrate achievement or potential for high quality research and teaching. Applicants should apply online by 15 October 2014 through the UBC Faculty careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19007 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV outlining primary and secondary research interests and teaching experience, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining one upper-level undergraduate and one graduate course the candidate could offer to enrich our programs, two samples of scholarly work representing the candidate’s expertise and versatility. Additional writing samples, course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested at a later date.

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to musicology.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. For more information about the School of Music, please visit www.music.ubc.ca.

The 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. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Visual Arts – Sessional Lectureship (2014 W T1)

July 28, 2014

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Winter 2014 Term 1 Sessional Lectureship: VISA

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the 2014 Winter Term 1 Session in the teaching of the following Visual Arts courses:

Term 1:

VISA 240-001 Introduction to Photography

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: Friday, August 8th, 2014 – 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 $6,264 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.

[this ad was posted on AHVA's site July 25, 2014]


Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional eaching 2014W

July 21, 2014

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships in the 2014 Winter Session, which will involve teaching WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. (http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=WRDS)

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

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

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Patterson at: katharine.patterson@ubc.ca.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains how their research and teaching background qualifies them to teach academic research and writing.

In addition to your letter, please submit the following:

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

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

All application materials (including reference letters) must be received digitally by noon on August 5, 2014.

Attention: Belle Cheung at sec.students@ubc.ca

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

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


Early Modern European History (Assistant Professor)

July 21, 2014

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of early modern Europe, with an expected start date of 1 July 2015. The department is interested in candidates who focus on the history of western or central Europe during the period 1450-1700.  All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work complements and expands on the department’s existing strengths.

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

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

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

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 October 2014. Applicants must apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/18834,  and they must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.

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


African History (Assistant Professor)

July 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 September 2014. Applicants must apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/18779  and they must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.

The applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at janet.mui@ubc.ca. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, African History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Paul Krause, krause@mail.ubc.ca.


Clinical Psychology – 12-Month Lecturer (part-time)

July 11, 2014

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (www.psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for one part-time (40%) renewable 12-Month Lecturer position in Clinical Psychology (1 year contract). Teaching duties commence 1 September 2014.

The successful candidate is expected to teach 6 credits of on-campus graduate courses in clinical psychology and will supervise 2 clinical practicum sections (6 credits).

The post will include responsibility for the design, development, and production of teaching, learning and assessment materials; the delivery of seminars, lectures, workshops, practicums, and tutorials; and mentorship (of students and Teaching Assistants). Consideration for reappointment will be based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and administrative duties, and availability of funding. The ideal candidate would be qualified to undertake concurrently the part-time administrative role of Clinic Director (an M&P staff position).

The successful applicant must have a PhD in clinical psychology or similar 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 academic 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 a range of courses within our clinical graduate program.

The starting salary for the position 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 clinical psychology, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an updated CV to: ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca

The deadline for completed applications is 11 Aug 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program

July 9, 2014

Sessional Teaching
 2014W Term 2 (January to April 2015)

The UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program is pleased to advertise a Sessional Lecturer position for the 4 instructional months (January-April 2015) of the upcoming 2014W academic session for its Arts Studies 201 course – “Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies” (3 credits). This course enrolls a mix of UBC students and approximately 100 Japanese students from Ritsumeikan University visiting UBC on an academic exchange program. The course covers material on “environmental governance” and “culture & migration.”

Applicants should hold a master’s degree, and have an excellent teaching record based on relevant post-secondary teaching experience with culturally diverse student populations.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample teaching evaluations)
  • teaching statement

Applicants should also send the names and contact emails of three referees.

Please send application materials via email to: Darrin.Lehman@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2014.

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.  Please note that the successful candidate will be required to complete a UBC Equity Office workshop prior to the start of his or her teaching appointment in the UBC-Ritsumeikan Program. Further details will be provided to the successful candidate.


Art and Archaeology of the Roman World (Assistant Professor)

July 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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