Academic Postings

Punjabi Language and Culture (Lecturer)

22 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in Punjabi language and culture, commencing September 1, 2019.

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. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 credits of Punjabi at the first- and second-year level plus an additional 12 credits of Punjabi language, film, literature in translation, or other content classes.

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.

Successful applicants must demonstrate excellent spoken and written command of Punjabi; ability to work in both of the scripts Punjabi is written in (Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi); a Master’s degree in an appropriate related field (preferably Punjabi language and/or literature-related); and teaching experience in North America at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching a South Asian language is required, as is experience teaching related content courses in English. Successful applicants must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. 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.

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

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and two lesson plans (one each for a lesson in first- and second-year Punjabi), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is February 28, 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.

German Language and Literature (Assistant Professor Without Review)

20 Jan, 2019

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in German language and literature. The specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have native or near-native command of German and be able to teach German at all levels as well as graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. The 2-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D., provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CENES. They will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching (12 credits = four 3-credit courses), and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events.  Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CENES can be found at www.cenes.ubc.ca .

Applications are due by 20 February 2019 to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Applicants should provide the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages), evidence of teaching ability and 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. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly or via dossier service by their referees, by the above deadline, to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

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.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, at winthrop@mail.ubc.ca.

African Studies (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

8 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor Program in the UBC Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for a one-term teaching assistantship during 2018W Term 2 (January – April).

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant I or II (G.T.A. I or II)

A G.T.A. I is a graduate student who holds a master’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a doctoral degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a masters or doctoral degree in the posted discipline.

 A G.T.A. II is a graduate student who holds a bachelor’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a masters degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a bachelors degree in the posted discipline. An employee who is registered in a diploma or licentiate program shall be appointed as a G.T.A. II.

Course details: AFST 250A section 002 (3 credits) – Introduction to African Studies: cultural, historical, and geographical issues of African Studies

Instructor: Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo

Lectures are scheduled on Tu / Th, 12:30 to 2:00pm

Qualifications:  Registration as a graduate student at UBC (either MA or PhD) in good standing; substantially familiar with the general history, culture, and geography of the African continent either through undergraduate (or graduate) coursework or prior experience as a TA for a course with substantial African content.

Duties: Attend lectures; assist instructor with tutorials, grading, and exam invigilation

Hours: 12 hours per week for 4 months (January 1 – April 30, 2019)

Salary: $32.53/hour for GTA I; $31.30/hour for GTA II

Application: Please provide an updated CV, a brief cover letter, and evidence of good standing in

your graduate program.

The CV should contain specific details of relevant experience either as a teaching assistant for a course with substantial African content or as a student having completed coursework at the undergraduate (or graduate level) with substantial African content.

Application materials should be sent the Chair of African Studies Program, Dr. Suzanne James at: sujames@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline: 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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.

Digital Journalism (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

7 Jan, 2019

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. 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, teaching, published work, and/or work in progress. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and professional expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, and public policy journalism as listed on our website: www.journalism.ubc.ca.

Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with a proven commitment to the advancement of research and practice in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate experience in the highest levels of professional practice, a track record of collaboration, and strong evidence of research activity commensurate with their experience. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses currently on offer within the School of Journalism and to contribute to areas not currently covered, as well as the ability to participate fully in graduate supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 32322.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/information-systems/hrms/browser-compatibility/).

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application, compete curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy,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, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with “AP 2019 ” in the subject line by the deadline of February 19, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by February 19, 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.

Global Community Development (Sessional Lecturer)

14 Dec, 2018

Applications are invited for a qualified individual to co-teach the following 3-credit course during the 2018 Winter Session, Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2019):

ASTU 204C 001 – “Collaborative Methods for Global Community Development”

An interactive and blended learning experience introducing a suite of collaborative methodologies (systems thinking, strategic design, forum theatre) preparing second year students for upper year courses across the campus in social change and community development. Students will be drawing upon these methods to explore a problem space (Global Migration) related to one of the Sustainable Development Goals.  This course will engage students on the topic of migration using virtual reality and other creative technologies to increase contextual understanding. Emphasis will be on theory bridging to practice around collaborative methods for problem or opportunity finding, problem solving, co-creation, and working in cross-disciplinary teams.

For further information about this course, visit the website of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) in the Faculty of Arts at: www.orice.ubc.ca and to consult the course schedule, visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-section&dept=ASTU&course=204C&section=001

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, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, expertise in collaborative participatory methodologies including forum theatre, strategic design methodologies, and experience in community engaged change processes.

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).

To apply, please provide:

  • a letter of application;
  • an updated CV, which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities;
  • a sample outline;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • names and contact emails of two referees

Application materials and reference letters should be and sent electronically to ORICE at ubc.orice@ubc.ca addressed to Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Chair, ASTU 204C Search Committee.

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 28, 2018

This position is subject to availability of funds.  If a Sessional Lecturer position is offered, the appointment will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers, which carries a minimum salary of $6,915 per 3-credit course. If an Adjunct Professor position is offered, the appointment will be governed by Policy 42 Faculty Term Appointments Without Review.

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. You are invited to indicate (on your CV or in your letter of application) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Global Policy

13 Dec, 2018

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Global Policy with a focus on research, analysis and knowledge exchange in one of our priority areas of migration/refugee policy, law and global governance, indigenous policy, and development policy. This hire will enhance the capacity of the SPPGA and UBC to be a world leader in policy research and advice/consultation to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), formally constituted on July 1, 2017, envisions having a transformative impact on society through learning, research, innovation, and partnerships in public policy and global affairs.  Its mission is to act as an interdisciplinary and collaborative hub that contributes to developing policies and solutions to complex global and local issues. The School is home to the Liu Institute for Global Issues (LIU); the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), which includes 5 distinct area research centres; the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI); and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). The School offers the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), a 2-year professional global public policy program with particular expertise in Asia Pacific and sustainability.

This CRC in Global Policy is expected to be a full-time, tenure-stream appointment, made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree and will have a compelling record of scholarship and policy analysis and be an emerging international leader in their field of research and whose profile and research proposal both meets CRC program criteria and demonstrates an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond, and to contribute to the public role of the School through various types of policy engagement.

The ideal candidate will have an established and innovative program of research that advances both disciplinary and interdisciplinary policy perspectives and contributes to UBC’s strategic priorities and new initiatives.  We anticipate the candidate would find productive collaborations with related units at UBC such as Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies; Faculty of Law; Department of Political Science; School of Community and Regional Planning; School of Public and Population Health; and, Department of Geography. The candidate must demonstrate a keen interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. The successful candidate should remain eligible to hold a Tier 2 CRC following approximately 12-18 months from their proposed UBC appointment start date. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair in Global Policy nominees must: be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chair holders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

The CRC in Global Policy will join the Faculty of Arts, home to over twenty Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units. UBC Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit www.arts.ubc.ca and for information about the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs visit landing page at https://policyschool.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (Job ID: 32198). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order): a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a description of current and proposed research, a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Moura Quayle, moura.quayle@ubc.ca.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. The closing date for applications is February 1, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee.

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We encourage individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) to apply. For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/centre-for-accessibility.

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.

Human Geography (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

12 Dec, 2018

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography.

The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests in global urbanism/urbanization, who will contribute to teaching in Human Geography. The Department places a premium on theoretical ambition and methodological innovation, especially welcoming applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in Asia, Latin America, Africa, or other regional specialisms in the geographic Global South and Global East. The successful candidate will: have demonstrated excellence in research and excellence (or potential for excellence) in teaching; be expected to maintain an active program of research, publishing, graduate and undergraduate teaching; and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or January 1 2020. The closing date for applications is Monday, January 28, 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=32197 (Job ID: 32197). They must upload a single, PDF file (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; a publication sample; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, the applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by email directly to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Brett Eaton, brett.eaton@ubc.ca) by the closing date of January 28, 2019. Only complete applications (including the reference letters) will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee.

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

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.

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.