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Social Work Field Education and/or Technology in Social Work Practice (Instructor, tenure-track)

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor positions to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning January 1, 2019.

A Master’s degree in Social Work is required. BSW holder with a master degree in relevant human and social science discipline will also be considered. PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines is preferable. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care; expertise in health, mental health, children and family; and at least five years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct social work practice experience in related fields.

The successful candidates will exhibit distinction in teaching, service and educational leadership.  She or he will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling, group and community); to demonstrate expertise and/or strong interests in advancing either field work education or application of technology in social work practice and education; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.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/.

Applications are to be submitted online by August 15, 2018 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/29608. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a) a letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) statement of research and teaching philosophies, d) a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, e) a one-page statement specifying the vision of either field work education and/or use of technology in social work practice and education, and f) evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after August 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@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.

Phonetics (Postdoctoral position)

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Phonetics, to commence no later than August 1, 2018. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s Speech in Context Lab directed by Prof. Molly Babel. Expertise in the areas of auditory and acoustic phonetics are required, and interests in social and nonsocial sources of phonetic variation, psycholinguistics, and multilingualism are advantageous. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach three courses: two upper level undergraduate sections of Introduction to Phonetics and Speech Science (LING 313) and the first level graduate phonetics course (LING 508). There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Application materials should be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/postdoctoral. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by June 1, 2018.  Please include “Phonetics Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Molly Babel at molly.babel@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.

Wade Davis awarded honorary citizenship in Colombia

Photo credit Xandra Uribe

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to congratulate Dr. Wade Davis for receiving the award of Honorary Citizenship in Colombia.

Wade Davis is a Professor of Anthropology and the B.C. Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC.

He first visited Colombia in 1968 when he was 14 years old, living with a Colombian family in the mountains above Cali.

“In 12 weeks I never once felt homesick,” says Davis. “To the contrary, I felt as if I had finally found home. Colombia became my lens to the entire world, for, in ways impossible to explain, the country allowed me to dream. The warmth of the Colombian people enveloped me as a young boy in a protective cloak of comfort that gave me the confidence and courage to do all that I have done in life. Colombia gave me the wings to fly.”

Davis returned to Colombia as a Harvard botany student and spent three years studying plants and Indigenous cultures in the Amazon. A former “Explorer in Residence” for the National Geographic Society, Davis has travelled the world to live alongside Indigenous people and document their cultural practices in his writing, films and photography. The author of 295 scientific and popular articles and 22 books, Davis has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”

Davis was awarded the honorary citizenship on April 12, 2018 by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (watch a video of the ceremony). Davis said it was an honour to receive citizenship from a leader who has “sown the seeds of peace” and “heralded the wonder of the country through the expansion of the parks, the celebration of science and biodiversity, and the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples.”

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