Academic Postings

Linguistics (Postdoctoral position)

1 Dec, 2017

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Syntax-Pragmatics interface, to commence no later than July 1, 2018. The position may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of research progress and teaching. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s eh-lab directed by Prof. Martina Wiltschko. Expertise in the areas of syntax of speech acts, sentence-final particles, clause-typing, biased questions, and/or the syntax-prosody interface is an advantage, as is experience with fieldwork and/or experimental work. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of research assistants.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach up to three courses, including at least one research-based (pro-)seminar in a topic of their choice. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing the following items (in the order listed): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Administrator,
Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2018.  Please include “postdoc search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Martina Wiltschko at martina.wiltschko@ubc.ca.

 

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

Anthropology – Sessional teaching (2017W T2) – ANTH 303A

1 Dec, 2017

The Anthropology Department invites applications for the following course in 2017 Winter Term 2 (Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2018): ANTH 303A 001 “Ethnography of Special Areas: Writing Ethnography – Anthropology and Fiction.” The full text of the ad is available here.  Deadline for applications is Dec 15, 2017.

Vancouver School of Economics – Lecturer

30 Nov, 2017

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), Faculty of Arts, for the 2018-19 academic year.

This is a full-time, one-year appointment, which is renewable, in accordance with University policies, and subject to availability of funds and excellence in teaching. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2018.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits per year. The teaching assignment will be based on the needs of the School and may include introductory and intermediate courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as undergraduate project and/or field courses. A specialization in microeconomics would be an asset. Service assignments will include some responsibility for administrative duties related to the undergraduate program in the School.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics and have experience in teaching undergraduate Economics courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching Economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence or promise of excellence is required; experience in economics course development, utilization of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience in undergraduate administration, is highly desirable.

Application instructions are available at http://www.economics.ubc.ca.

Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees (per instructions on our website). We also encourage anyone who desires to include a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

All application materials and reference letters should be received no later than December 31, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date. 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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing [Lecturers]

30 Nov, 2017

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia (UBC)-Vancouver, seeks up to three experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Lecturers with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2018, depending on course scheduling.

 

We expect to fill one position for a one-year term, and two positions for a term of up to three years.  These Lecturer positions are full-time appointments 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 first-year program in the Faculty of Arts, based on the needs of ASRW and the collaborating unit. In addition, each 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. Lecturers will work closely with the ASRW Chair and with other instructors in ASRW 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 $62,353. Positions are 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 social science, humanities, and creative and performing arts disciplines. The 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.

 

The successful candidates can expect to be assigned to teach a mix of courses selected from among the following:

WRDS 150 “Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences” 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 in the social sciences, humanities, and creative and performing arts. WRDS 150 satisfies the writing component of the Writing and Research Requirement. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/)

WRDS 150-BIE is a section specifically designed for Bachelor of International Economics students. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150-bie/)

WRDS 150-BMUS is a section specifically designed for B. Mus. students. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150-music/)

WRDS 350 “Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts: Knowledge-Making in the Disciplines” is an upper-level course that satisfies the Writing and Research Requirement by building on students’ existing knowledge of academic research and writing practices by studying specific features of scholarly writing relevant to their own interests and disciplines. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/advanced-courses/wrds-350/)

ASTU 101 “Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities” is a 3-credit writing course specifically designed for students in the Philosophy, Political Science and Economics Stream of the Coordinated Arts Program. (See http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/ppe-philosophy-political-science-and-economics/)

 

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.

 

Application instructions

Applicants 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 in a humanities or social science field, plus experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. We particularly welcome applications from applicants with backgrounds in Social Sciences to teach WRDS 150 for Bachelor of International Economics students. 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.

 

The following application materials must be submitted by noon on the application deadline: January 15, 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,

(a) a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing

(b) 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
(c) a proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 (including a description of the research area examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, 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/

Applications 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/

 

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by January 15, 2018 via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “ASRW Lecturer” as the subject heading.

[For a .pdf copy of this ad, click here.]

Anthropology – Sessional teaching (2017 Winter Term 2)

24 Nov, 2017

The Anthropology Department invites applications for the following courses in 2017 Winter Term 2 (Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2018): ANTH 300A 200 “Contemporary Anthropological Theory” and ARCL 203 002 “Archaeological Methods.” The full text of the ad is available here.  Deadline for applications is Dec 8, 2017.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (WRDS 150) – Sessional teaching 2017W T2

22 Nov, 2017

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the following section of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017 Winter Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2018).

2017 Winter T2:  WRDS 150/16M Tues 5pm-8pm

 

WRDS 150 is a 3-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts writing requirement (see UBC Calendar description at: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=WRDS) and information about ASRW at: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca).

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 in the social sciences and humanities. This section of WRDS 150 will be primarily for students from outside the Faculty of Arts.

 

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including writing and discourse studies, composition theory, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies), or a doctorate in another field and experience in teaching writing in the disciplines and/or teaching writing with genre-based pedagogy. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to the ASRW Chair, Dr. Mary Chapman at Mary.Chapman@ubc.ca

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position.
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (including course description, list of sample scholarly articles to be read in the course, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

 

All application materials must be received digitally by noon on December 6, 2017.

 

Attention: Jennifer Suratos at admin.fyp@ubc.ca

Please indicate “WRDS 150/16M” in the subject line.

 

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,779 per 3-credit course.

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

ASTU 401H and 401I: Community-based research courses

11 Nov, 2017

Part-time sessional teaching, 2017 Winter Term 2 and 2018 Summer

Applications are invited for a qualified individual to teach the following 3-credit courses during the 2017 Winter Session, Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2018) and 2018 summer session (May-August 2018):

 

ASTU 401H: Community-based Research through International Partnerships: Methods (3 credits) – 2017 Winter session, Term 2

“This course provides an overview of research in the social sciences, informed by postcolonial, post-development scholarship. Focus will be given to participatory approaches that decentre the researcher by emphasizing the collaborative nature of working with community partners. We will begin by exploring issues that accompany the production of knowledge, including the operation of power through research relationships. In the international context power operates through North-South relations conditioned by histories of colonialism and imperialism. With these relations I mind, this course will introduce techniques, methods, and tools for collaborative research in cross-cultural contexts. Our goal is to identify research practices that decolonize knowledge-seeking in order to promote social justice.”

 

ASTU 401I: Community-based Research through International Partnerships: Practical Applications (3 credits) – 2018 Summer session

“This course provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in community-based research promoting social change, in this case through collaboration with an international community partner. Although ‘research’ is our focus, this course is not about you as a researcher, or about your research project. Rather, ASTU 401I explores how social research can be employed in projects for community-based development where international partnerships for reciprocal learning are at the centre. Only students who have successfully completed ASTU 401H, and who meet requirements set by the ISL Program, are eligible to enroll in ASTU 401I.”

 

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/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=ASTU&course=401H&section=001.

We seek applicants with a PhD in a relevant degree program, but will also consider those who have attained candidacy. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, expertise in community based research methodologies, international development, community engagement and experience with international service learning pedagogy.

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; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have two (2) confidential letters of reference sent directly from the referees to the same email address and by the same deadline noted below.

 

Application materials and reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Community-based Research through International Partnerships Search Committee, and sent electronically to Tamara Baldwin at tamara.baldwin@ubc.ca.

 

Deadline: 11:59pm, November 27, 2017

 

This position is subject to availability of funds and student enrolment. Sessional Lecturer appointments will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers, which carries a minimum salary of $6,779 per 3-credit course.

 

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

ASTU401G: Wicked Problems [2017W Term 2]  

11 Nov, 2017

Part-time teaching appointment in 2017W Term 2

Applications are invited for a qualified individual to teach the following 3-credit course during the 2017 Winter Session, Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2018):

 

ASTU 401G 001 – “WICKED” Problems in Community Development

“‘WICKED’ problems are societal issues that are heavily laden with politics and value judgments; students should graduate knowing how to identify, navigate and participate in solving these complex issues. Focusing upon a case-study situated in India and utilizing the transdisciplinary tools of systems theory, forum theatre, critical systems heuristics, strategic design and, of course, current best practices in international community engagement, this course will engage students in a probing, practice-based dialogue exploring contemporary approaches to the “taming” of “wicked problems” in an international community development context.”

 

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/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=ASTU&course=401G&section=001.

 

Applicants are required to have a terminal degree. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, expertise in complexity science including strategic design methodologies, and experience in community engaged change processes.

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; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have two (2) confidential letters of reference sent directly from the referees to the same email address and by the same deadline noted below.

 

Application materials and reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Chair, Wicked Problems Search Committee, and sent electronically to Tamara Baldwin at tamara.baldwin@ubc.ca.

Deadline: 11:59pm, November 27, 2017

 

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 $6,779 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.

Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia (Assistant Professor)

31 Oct, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia, with the narrower field of expertise open. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach advanced (3rd- and 4th-year) Persian language courses, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their area. The ability to work in another South Asian language (classical or vernacular) is desirable.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements (1-2 pp.); a 1-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; one writing sample (maximum 30 pages); two sample course syllabi; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline to the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 20, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

Applications should be submitted electronically by December 20, 2017 to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “Persianate Islamic Cultures” 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Linguistics – Language Acquisition (Assistant Professor)

28 Oct, 2017

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Language Acquisition (first language acquisition and possibly also second language acquisition in children) with a specialization in phonology or morpho-phonology to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of high-quality research and a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, service, and teaching at all levels. They will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Speech Sciences Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/speech-sciences-program-descriptions/) in addition to the Linguistics Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/ undergrad/prospective-students/linguistics-program-description/), and may also participate in other programs administered by the Department.

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 should apply by December 8, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28094 and they must be prepared to upload in the order listed: a letter of application including a clear description of how they can contribute to the Speech Sciences Major, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, two samples of published or unpublished scholarship, up to two additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document), and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Review of applications will begin after December 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date via email to: vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca (with “Acquisition Linguistics Search” in the subject line) to the email address above. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Carla Hudson Kam, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Vicki Ferguson, Department Administrator, 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.