Academic Postings

Film Production (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

10 Dec, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Film Production to begin July 1, 2019.

The Department’s ideal candidate is a dynamic and innovative narrative filmmaker who can collaboratively engage with other faculty and supervise students at BFA and MFA levels.  The successful candidate will bring practical knowledge of filmmaking to deliver relevant classroom experiences, and work closely with other faculty in the Department to further strengthen the vision and personality of the Film Production program.  Additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Practice: We seek a colleague with an active creative practice. Recognizing the rich experience that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community, we are interested in and supportive of their ongoing and future work. Skills in technical aspects of filmmaking such as cinematography, editing and / or sound are a bonus.

Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting students to develop their professional practice. Empathy, curiosity and rigor are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support, and challenge their students, while working with them within a project-based environment.

Service: We expect leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, university and the field at large. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regard to race, gender and ethnicity.

Qualifications: MFA in Film & Video or related field, complimented by professional experience and college level teaching experience.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BFA and MFA degrees in Film Production.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.  Please note that materials submitted will not be returned.  Application should be submitted to the departments online application portal – https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=165.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 25, 2019.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to the department secretary, thtr.sec@ubc.ca, also by the deadline of January 25, 2019.

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.

First Nations and Indigenous Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Nov, 2018

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureship for the 2018 Winter Term 2 in the teaching of the following First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) course:

FNIS 453 101 Indigenous Legal Traditions

For more details on this course please visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main;jsessionid=yLNEFnj965nFwMpBwgicoNOb?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=3&dept=FNIS&course=453 for scheduled lecture times.

A minimum of ABD or PhD in a relevant field is required and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Courses taught must be consistent with other sections offered in FNIS. Please note that this is a course that focuses specifically on Indigenous legal systems and traditions of law and governance, not those of the settler state. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include the following in their application package:

  • A cover letter indicating a clear relevancy of their expertise to the specific priorities of our program, and the course(s) they are interested in teaching
  • A curriculum vitae that includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Names and contact information from three referees

Further materials may be requested from finalists including, but not limited to:

  • Sample outlines
  • Letters of recommendations (academic and community)

Please send application materials to cis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

For information please visit http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/

Deadline: 4pm, Friday, November 30, 2018.  

 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 $6,915 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 Studies in Research and Writing (Lecturers)

9 Nov, 2018

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver (UBC-V), seeks experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Lecturers with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2019, depending on course scheduling.

We expect to fill 5 positions for terms of up to three years.  The Lecturer position is a full-time appointment without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidates will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) per year in ASRW, with the possibility of some teaching assignments made in another unit in the Faculty of Arts, based on the needs of ASRW and the collaborating unit. In addition, the position will involve administrative responsibilities and service. In cases where extraordinary additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Chair, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. The Lecturer will work closely with the ASRW Chair and with other instructors in ASRW in a highly collaborative environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current minimum salary for full-time Lecturers is $63,600. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing is a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of disciplines in the academy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach several sections of WRDS 150 and WRDS 350 (see descriptions below) to students both within and outside the Faculty of Arts. Thus, we are particularly looking for applicants with backgrounds in research writing across undergraduate faculties, including Arts, Science, Engineering, and Commerce, or experience teaching academic writing to undergraduate students across the disciplines, in ways informed by current research on writing pedagogies. Successful candidates will work closely with other ASRW faculty to support student participation in research activities (e.g., student conferences), and they may be asked to contribute to other ASRW initiatives and to the further development of curriculum for undergraduate research writing.

WRDS 150 “Writing and Research in the Disciplines” is a 3-credit academic research and writing course that introduces students to the research culture of the university and to disciplinarity. Students learn the distinctive characteristics of scholarly prose and the styles of expression used by different disciplines; how and why scholars enter into conversation with each other in their research writing; and how students can apply scholarly style in their own writing as they begin to participate in the academic conversations of their future areas of specialization. Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing, with relevant representation from disciplines including STEM, the social sciences, commerce, humanities, and creative and performing arts. WRDS 150 meets first-year writing and communications degree requirements in several faculties across the university. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/)

WRDS 350 “Knowledge-Making in the Disciplines” is an advanced scholarly research and writing course that allows students to build on their existing knowledge of academic research and writing practices by studying specific features of scholarly writing relevant to their own interests and disciplines. Upper-year students, particularly transfer students, who have not yet satisfied their first-year degree requirement in writing, may do so through WRDS 350. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/advanced-courses/wrds-350/)

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 candidate are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application instructions

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including Writing and Discourse Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy studies, Communications) OR a doctorate and significant experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current research in writing pedagogy. We particularly welcome applications from applicants with experience teaching academic writing to students in disciplines including the social sciences, business, applied sciences, and sciences, and experience with or expertise in teaching academic writing to diverse student populations, including those for whom English is an additional language. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is also an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Candidates are asked to provide:

  1. a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
  3. a teaching dossier including,
    1. a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing
    2. evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
    3. proposed WRDS 150 syllabi, for 1) a section for students from outside the Faculty of Arts and 2) one for students within the Faculty of Arts. Each syllabus should include a description of the research area examined, a list of sample texts, and descriptions of sample assignments. For examples of syllabi of WRDS 150 sections currently being taught, see http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/
  4. a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Application materials must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage:  https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/.  Review of applications will begin on December 13 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “ASRW Lecturer” as the subject heading. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a teaching position and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on the applicant’s pedagogical expertise and experience, as well as research.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Canada, Japan and the Pacific (Sessional Lecturer)

7 Nov, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer to teach the following course:

2018 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2019)

ASTU 202: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives

Course Description: An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada’s; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields.

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach).

Applicants should include with their application:

  • a letter of application explaining how their research and teaching background qualifies them for the position, and describing their ability to work with a culturally diverse student population
  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught(course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • contact information for three referees who can comment on their research and/or teaching

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca with the subject line: “ASTU202” by 5:00 PM PST on November 23, 2018.

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 $6,915 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Modern Japanese History (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

2 Nov, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History. Open to all specializations, we are particularly interested in candidates who place Japan in broader regional contexts and whose work complements or expands existing strengths in the Department. Expected start date is July 1, 2019. 

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31796.    Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Japanese History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by December 6, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Timothy Cheek, by email at t.cheek@ubc.ca

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and 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 of Canada will be given priority.

Academic Writing and Literary Studies (Lecturer)

2 Nov, 2018

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), seeks an experienced and innovative educator to join its faculty as a Lecturer, teaching academic writing and literary studies, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2019.

This appointment is a leave replacement for one year, from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. The Lecturer position is a full-time appointment without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments normally based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. In addition, the position will involve administrative responsibilities and service.

CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams. Each CAP stream features a seminar, Arts Studies (ASTU) 100, a 6-credit course which addresses academic research and writing through the study of literature (meeting the Faculty of Arts’ degree requirements for both literature and academic writing). The course also fosters multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach several sections of ASTU 100, and may also teach sections of WRDS 150 and/or ASTU 101, courses that teach academic research and writing. ASTU 100 lecturers are also responsible for facilitating collaborative teaching with CAP faculty from other disciplines in a given stream, and contributing to curriculum development, student engagement and support, and program initiatives within CAP.  Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100/101 courses. The Lecturer will work closely with the CAP Chair and with other instructors in CAP and First-Year Programs in a highly collaborative environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current minimum salary for full-time Lecturers is $63,600. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be submitted by noon on the application deadline: December 5, 2018:

  1. a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
  3. a teaching dossier including
    1. a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing and literature
    2. evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
    3. a proposed syllabus for ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including a description of the research topic examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments).

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by December 5, 2018 via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “CAP Lecturer” as the subject heading.

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.

Library and Information Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

31 Oct, 2018

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies – UBC iSchool invites applications from promising scholars for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019.  Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of library and information studies or a related discipline.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society and the need for diverse, critical and socially responsible approaches in research and practice. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital collections; cultural heritage and digital curation; scholarly communication; and digital media and technologies. Excellent applicants in other areas of information studies will also be considered.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • a demonstrated record of excellence and potential for further achievement in research and scholarship;
  • a record of publications and contributions within the field;
  • ability and interest in high quality teaching and course development at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • the ability to support a positive, diverse and inclusive research and learning environment;
  • experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary research environments;
  • a demonstrated capacity for academic service and leadership.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate level (MLIS, PhD) and to contribute to the development and teaching of undergraduate courses in information studies.

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 UBC iSchool is ranked first in Canada and fourth in the world in the field of information management. An academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, the iSchool offers a Ph.D. program, Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS) and a First Nations specialization. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Faculty and students at the iSchool collaborate with units across campus, including leading cultural institutions such as the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the Beatty Biodiversity Museum. Further information about the UBC 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/.

The deadline for submission of application is December 15, 2018. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at  https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31741. Applicants should 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 three references.  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.

 

Environmental Justice and Social Change (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

31 Oct, 2018

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in environmental justice and social change at the level of Assistant Professor. This new position will join other recent hires in contributing to the department’s growing Environment and Sustainability program.

We welcome applicants focusing on issues that might include, but are not limited to, climate change, health, energy transitions, food and agriculture, and urban political ecology. We encourage candidates who engage with innovative and intersectional approaches (e.g., anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, Indigenous, queer). We also welcome candidates with commitments to public engagement and community-based research, and/or who are in conversation with the natural or computational sciences.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on departmental strengths and who add intellectual diversity to the department. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support a research program and contribute to undergraduate teaching in the Environment and Sustainability program including core courses.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.

The closing date for applications is December 11, 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or provide solid indication of imminent completion.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31743 (Job ID: 31743). They must upload a single, PDF file (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests (maximum two pages each); a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity (maximum two pages), along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Simon Donner, simon.donner@ubc.ca.

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

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Information Studies – Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Materials (Assistant Professor Without Review)

25 Oct, 2018

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), UBC iSchool, invites applications from scholars for a part-time (25%) position for a 3 year term as Assistant Professor Without Review, commencing January 1, 2019. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline.

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 seeking candidates with scholarly expertise in Indigenous information practices and the collection and preservation of cultural-historical materials.  Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activities as well as knowledge of and experience with research and practice with indigenous communities. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching and student supervision and to demonstrate leadership within the School and the University.

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, 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/.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday November 25, 2018. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31680. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents:  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 three references.  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.

Global Cinemas (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

24 Oct, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies with a specialization in Global Cinemas to begin July 1, 2019.  Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BA, MA and PhD degrees in Film, and Cinema and Media Studies.

The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the cinemas of Asia, Latin America, Africa or other cinematic traditions and film cultures beyond North America and Europe.  We also welcome applicants with additional expertise in one of the following areas: media and technology, indigenous cinema, and transnational dynamics of film history, culture and industry formations.

Requirements for the position include a PhD plus evidence or promise of teaching effectiveness and student mentoring at the college or university level.  The successful candidate will contribute to a flourishing undergraduate BA in Film Studies and a Master of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies, as well as a new PhD. program in Cinema and Media Studies which will begin in September 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication, participate fully in graduate supervision, and departmental service, which will include the creation of new curriculum.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining scholarly background and philosophy; an example of their published research, a current curriculum vitae; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.)

Applications must be submitted online via this link: https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=156 (please follow the instructions provided on the application page off of our main website) In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded as soon as possible after your application is submitted via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 19 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty as well as guest artists and scholars.  Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus.  For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <www.theatrefilm.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.