Academic Postings

Computational Linguistics (Lecturer)

4 Oct, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a Lecturer position in Computational Linguistics commencing as soon as January 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for the Lecturer position includes teaching plus service.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, and are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They should have experience building computational models of natural language using Python, and have experience running programming labs or other hands-on seminars. Significant experience building neural network models, serving as a class instructor, or creating curriculum relevant to computational linguistics would all be major assets for this position. Multidisciplinary experience (i.e. teaching or research involving more than one department) would also be very desirable.  Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, as well as fully participate in department affairs and service.

 

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, fieldwork, experimental linguistics and language acquisition, and a developing research and teaching capacity in computational linguistics. The Department is a centre for the study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (https://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in research and teaching and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

 

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. file size 3MB per document). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/faculty/.

 

Review of applications will begin soon after November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

Computational Linguistics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

4 Oct, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in at least three of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, machine translation, and low-resource languages. We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights from Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing with traditional areas of linguistic enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) has developed and is continuing to invest a new professional master-level stream in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this professional master-level program, as well as to the Linguistics Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/linguistics-program-description/), the Speech Sciences Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/speech-sciences-program-descriptions/) and the Cognitive Systems program (http://cogsys.ubc.ca/), and may participate in other programs administered by the Department as well.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate wll be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour; the Department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates that can bridge areas and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research and teaching statements, no more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted electronically, via email to: ling.admin@ubc.ca (with “Computational Linguistics Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line), by October 19, 2018.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address above. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Rose-Marie Dechaine, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, may be sent to the same email address.

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.

Chinese Language and Literature (Lecturer, Start Date: Jan 1, 2020)

1 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing January 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, 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, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

 

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese literature both as a survey course and with a focus on special topics or periods. Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language, research-intensive course, literature taught in Chinese, Chinese literature taught in English, as well as translation courses. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.

 

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

 

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should provide 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. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 1st, 2019.

 

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.

 

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

Chinese Language and Literature (Lecturer, Start Date: Sep 1, 2020)

1 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, 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, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

 

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese literature both as a survey course and with a focus on special topics or periods. Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language, research-intensive course, literature taught in Chinese, Chinese literature taught in English, as well as translation courses. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.

 

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

 

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should provide 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. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 1st, 2019.

 

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.

 

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Social Work (Associate Professor, tenure-track)

1 Oct, 2019

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. Applicants are normally required to have a degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines, and have at least three years direct social work practice experience.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are seeking candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical clinical practice, topics relevant to Canadian Indigenous communities and Reconciliation, mental health, disability, social policy, community, social work and the digital world, social and international development, feminist practice, anti-racist practice, intersectional practice or practice with LGBTQ communities.  We are seeking candidates demonstrated 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 a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination and international connections are an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels, and to take a leadership role in program coordination within the School.

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 December 1, 2019 through the School of Social Work site at: https://sowk.air.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-recruitment-tenure/  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and 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 December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Donna Baines, 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.

Indigenous Geographies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

27 Sep, 2019

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Indigenous Geographies at the level of Assistant Professor. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies.

We welcome applicants from Geography and related disciplines with a focus on issues that might include, but are not limited to, Indigenous politics, Indigenous-settler relations, health, environmental justice, Indigenous law, Indigenous rights, Indigenous knowledges, social movements, Indigenous urbanisms, water politics, counter-mapping, decolonizing education, policy studies, food sovereignty, Indigenous political ecologies, and Indigenous futurisms.

We encourage candidates who engage with innovative methodologies and pedagogies, including decolonial, anti-racist, queer, feminist, arts-based and intersectional approaches. We especially welcome candidates with commitments to land-based and community-engaged research.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on existing Departmental strengths and who contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department. Preference also will be given to applicants committed to long-term collaboration and engagement with Indigenous peoples of North America. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department’s Human Geography and/or Environment and Sustainability programs, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department of Geography, visit: https://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 30, 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment or provide solid indication of timely completion. Review of applications will being soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00052393/

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, one publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by their referees directly to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Michele Koppes) at geog.recruitment@ubc.ca by the application deadline, with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies”. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair, Dr. Koppes.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In accordance with UBC’s equity plan, and as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Sessional Lecturer)

27 Sep, 2019

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) invites applicants for sessional lecturer to teach the following courses in Term 2 (January – April 2020).

 

Winter 2019 Courses (January – April 2020):
(Please see the GRSJ website for course descriptions https://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/undergraduate/gender-race-and-social-justice/grsj-course-descriptions/)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 101 202 Introduction in Social Justice 3 Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am
GRSJ 328 001 Theories of Subjectivity 3 Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm

 

Online Courses
GRSJ 224F 99C * Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 online

 

* Online courses are taught on Canvas and instructors will be working with an existing syllabus, content, and course materials. Instructors will create their own deadlines, course policies, special instructions etc.

Applicants must hold a PhD or have advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline. PhD candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Appointments are subject to budgetary constraints. Salary depends on rank and experience.

All applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for each course[1]
  • Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by October 17, 2019. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instruction provided on the application webpage: https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/2019w2-application-instructor-positions/.

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

[1] 1-page description is not required for online courses

Theatre Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Sep, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track professorial stream appointment in Theatre and/or Performance Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We invite applications from outstanding candidates in Theatre and/or Performance Studies whose research areas complement those of current faculty. Expertise in Global Indigenous Performance, Activist and/or Transnational Theatre and Performance Studies will be considered assets.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of completion before July 2020), scholarly publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level. They are expected to provide evidence of excellent research and demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core (lecture) and elective (seminar) courses in the history, theory and practice of theatre and performance studies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should send to the department (1) a letter of application, (2) a current CV containing full contact information, (3) a teaching dossier with evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews), (4) an example of their published research, and (5) 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 . Applications are to be submitted via the Department of Theatre and Films application portal, located here – https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=255.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to the Theatre Film office, care of <thtr.sec@ubc.ca>.  Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people 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.

Position start date: July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: https://theatrefilm.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.

History (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Sep, 2019

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2020 Summer Session and the 2020-2021 Winter Session:

Summer Session Term One (May to June 2020):

Summer Session Term Two (July to August 2020)

Winter Session Term One (September to December 2020)

Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2021)

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. The minimum salary for a 3-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $6,915.

New candidates should submit the following application materials:  a) letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential for teaching a diverse student population, b) list of History Department’s courses they are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach, c) curriculum vitae, d) one or more sample course outlines (from a course or courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching), e) teaching evaluations, and f) transcript of their academic record if they do not yet hold a Ph.D.  The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhere. A list of History courses is available in the UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=HIST.

 

While we ask for all these materials from new applicants, those who have taught for us in the last five years can simply provide the list of courses they are interested in teaching along with an updated C.V.

Decisions on course offerings will be made once the department has reviewed recent enrolments and assessed student demand. Because of budgetary constraints, the number of positions available is limited. We will announce our decisions sometime in January 2020.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach. New applicants should ask three referees to forward confidential letters of recommendation under separate cover. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be emailed to history.sessionals@ubc.ca or mailed to

Janet Mui, Administrative Support

History Department, University of British Columbia

Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

For further information on the sessional program, please contact the Sessional Coordinator, Professor Alexei Kojevnikov at anikov@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: Friday, 8 November 2019

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  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.

President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration (Associate Professor or Professor, tenure-track)

19 Sep, 2019

The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The chair will be provided with research funds and have a reduced teaching load for a seven-year term, which can be renewed* for an additional 7 year term. For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Global Migration and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a significant international impact; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; have demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and productive research program in Global Migration.

 

The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Political Science, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond. Migration is an interdisciplinary research excellence cluster at UBC, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the growth of this cluster. There also is the possibility of teaching in and contributing to other cognate units, including the possibility of a cross-appointment.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of major research contributions and current and future research programs, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), a 1 page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and names and addresses (e-mail addresses included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/presidents-excellence-chair-in-global-migration-application-form/ Job ID: 35313. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, 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.

 

*The name of the renewed Chair is subject to change.