Asian Studies - Sessional Lectureships in Japanese Language (2018 Summer)

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Persian Literary Culture and Civilization (Assistant Professor Without Review)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for an Assistant Professor without Review in the field of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization. The Assistant Professor without Review will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research and to contribute to a growing program in Persian Language and Literature and Persianate Civilization. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

The Assistant Professor without Review will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review. Applicants must have a PhD in Persian Literature or a related subject, and be able to teach courses in Classical Persian Literature in English Translation, History of Persian(ate) Civilization, and/or Iranian Cinema. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits (four single-semester undergraduate courses or sections) per year, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field.

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

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/assistant-professor-persian-lit-apply/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted directly by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/assistant-professor-persian-lit-letter/. The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is February 28, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Asian Studies – Sessional Lectureships in Japanese Language (2018 Summer)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers in Japanese Language for the 2018 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

 

Term 1 (May 14 – June 29, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

Term 2 (July 3 – August 18, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?code=JAPN

Successful applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or Language Education or an applicable field, and teaching experience at college/university level. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/apply-japn-sessional-2018-s/ The deadline for the receipt of application is February 16, 2018.

 

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism (Sheng Yen Education Foundation)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought.  Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Sheng Yen Education Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy #61, are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Chinese Buddhism, and such research may include Chinese Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted online by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is March 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism (Tianzhu Charitable Foundation)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca

 

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/.  Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted online by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 1, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Information Studies (Associate Professor or full Professor)

Faculty Position in Information Studies: (Research Stream Associate or Full Professor)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver, invites applications from distinguished scholars for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience and fit with the criteria for appointment at that rank, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: information policy and ethics; data management and analytics; new media and Internet studies; digital collections; Indigenous information systems and initiatives; cultural heritage informatics/preservation; and scholarly communication. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching and graduate mentorship; and a record of leadership and service to the academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MLIS, PhD) and undergraduate (BMS) level and to demonstrate leadership within the School.

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), a First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Further information about the iSchool can be found at http://slais.ubc.ca/. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28705. Applicants should apply online by February 15, 2018 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential assessments may be obtained. Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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