Academic Postings

CRC Tier 1 in Language Sciences (Associate or Full Professor)

9 Mar, 2019

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications at the full or senior associate professor level, for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Language Sciences which will begin July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are seeking applicants with international research reputations who are committed to interdisciplinary research in the language sciences, and who would welcome the opportunity to assume a leadership role in the university-wide Language Sciences initiative (languagesciences.ubc.ca). We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that encompasses language sciences, but preference will be given to those candidates who take a developmental approach.  Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, language development, speech processing, the neurobiology of language, the genetics of language, computational approaches to language processing, bilingualism, etc.  Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service. This individual will also serve as a co-director of the UBC Language Sciences Initiative.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier I nominees must: be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline); propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality; and, as chair holders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Nominees for Tier I positions must be full professors (or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination). 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 UBC Department of Psychology is an outstanding  department with numerous research and teaching strengths. It is located in the Faculty of Arts, which includes many departments regarded as leaders in Canada. Psychology at UBC is ranked in the top 10 Psychology Departments in the world.  For information about the Department, visit: https://psych.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 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/33064.  Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of leadership accomplishments, 3 publications, and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will first be appointed at the appropriate level (Full or Associate Professor) and will then work with us on the application for the Canada Research Chair.

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.

19th-Century Studies (Assistant Professor Without Review)

8 Mar, 2019

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor Without Review, for a period of 2 years, in nineteenth-century studies. Ability to teach Romantic and/ or eighteenth century literature will be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate 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 apply through the UBC website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/33058) by April 8, 2019, and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

French (Lecturer)

4 Mar, 2019

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in French to commence July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate language courses in French at all levels, and engage in innovative curriculum development. Other responsibilities may include: student advising, recruitment and placement, TA training and supervision, curriculum development, and service on administrative committees as assigned by the Head. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment) and service assignments.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of three years, including 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

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in French, Second Language Acquisition, French as a Foreign Language or a relevant field. Candidates with an M.A. degree combined with significant teaching experience will also be considered. Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills in French, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate established competence in foreign language pedagogy, technology-assisted instruction, and knowledge of current issues and methods in teaching French as a second language. A good understanding of CEFR-informed teaching and assessment practices is an asset.

The closing date for receipt of applications is April 8, 2019. Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://fhis.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2334. Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, student evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also include a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca with the subject line “Lecturer position in French.” Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at fhis.search@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.

For information about the Department’s programs and activities, please visit: www.fhis.ubc.ca.

Psychology (Research Associate)

28 Feb, 2019

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of a Research Associate.  Required qualifications are a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a strong record of research productivity in the area of clinical neuroscience. The successful candidate will take a lead role in a study of reward-related brain activity in Gambling Disorder using hybrid PET-MRI and will be expected to contribute to developing an innovative program of neurobehavioral and clinical research using this novel technology. Expertise in positron emission tomography (PET) using dopamine-specific tracers is, therefore, essential, as is research and/ or clinical expertise in Gambling Disorder and psychological assessment. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable, as is expertise in behavioural/ neuroeconomics and knowledge of advanced PET analytic methods. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and will be expected to participate fully in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate trainees. They will also be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team interact effectively with collaborators from other departments.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2019.

List documents to be submitted: CV; contact information of 3 references.

Applications should be directed to Dr. Catharine A. Winstanley (cwinstanley@psych.ubc.ca). The deadline to apply is March 29, 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

21 Feb, 2019

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced research scholars, arts practitioners, and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date as early as July 2019.

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, the Institute is committed to Indigenous self-determination, language revitalization, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, critical theory and experiential practice, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs—First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL), First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS), and the Musqueam Language Program (MLP)—is available through the CIS web portal, http://cis.arts.ubc.ca. The new Director will provide leadership for envisioning the future of CIS and strengthening the initiatives of and relationships between its affiliated units, and will work collaboratively with Musqueam and other Indigenous communities and organizations on program development.

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

We seek applicants who have a PhD or a terminal degree in their fields, a distinguished record of research publications and/or creative and professional activities commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate potential for leadership in an academic setting. Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. An appreciation of the foundational relationship between UBC’s Vancouver campus and the Musqueam community is essential; candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their prior experience in building and maintaining trusting engagement and open communication with Indigenous communities and organizations.

We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to supporting and advancing areas of research and transformative teaching represented in the Institute, including Indigenous philosophies, politics, policy and social change; ethical research practices; applied linguistics; language revitalization; community-engaged and land-based learning; gender and sexuality; geography; law and justice; Indigenous histories; Pacific Indigeneity; Indigenous new media; literature and the arts. These are current areas of strength, but we are eager to build on and expand our range of disciplinary contributions, and we encourage scholars in other research and teaching areas to apply.

The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who supports robust interdisciplinary research and teaching rooted in serious scholarly engagement with communities, community requests, and concerns, and who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners alike. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include outreach to Indigenous communities and organizations, recruiting, evaluating, and retaining faculty, developing Institute-wide initiatives and enhancing broader Faculty and University initiatives, maintaining respectful relationships with our Musqueam hosts and other Indigenous communities, and overseeing the community well-being, educational programs, research initiatives, and the financial health of the unit.

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

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to Laurie Sterritt by March 26, 2019 via email (laurie@leadersinternational.com) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

Review of applications will begin in March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic and creative 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 status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, and/or age.

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

Download a .pdf of the position profile here.

Family Studies (Lecturer)

7 Feb, 2019

The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Family Studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to three years, including 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 successful candidate will be expected to fulfill limited service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, primarily within the Family Studies minor. Teaching responsibilities would likely include two or more of the following: FMST 210: Family Context of Human Development, FMST 312: Parent-child Relationships, FMST 314: Relationship Development, FMST 441: Social Context of Child Development, SOCI 200: Sociology of Family and SOCI 220: Diversity in Family Forms. In collaboration with other faculty members, the successful candidate will work to strengthen the Department’s Family Studies curriculum by developing and teaching new courses that align with the life course framework of our Family Studies minor program. See: https://sociology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/sociology-programs/minor/

We prefer candidates with an extensive background in Family Studies and who have a completed PhD in Family Studies, Sociology or a cognate discipline before commencing the position, as well as experience teaching undergraduate courses in Family Studies. We have a particular interest in candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, which includes contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; and commitment to diversity.

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.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/y8fmbar4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by the deadline of March 15, 2019: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.), and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Family Studies.” Review of applications will begin soon after March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.   All qualified candidates may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Economics (Instructor, tenure-track)

7 Feb, 2019

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The Instructor will be expected to teach a full course load per year (i.e. six 3-credit courses per year), which would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate field courses.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and will have experience in teaching undergraduate economics courses. The incumbent may also be asked to teach economics courses to graduate students in a multidisciplinary setting.  Expertise and experience in gender economics would be an asset.  Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development and/or course design.  Experience in pedagogical research, economics curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience with professional associations supporting economics education, is highly desirable.   The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work, with a preference for experience in media and communications.

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

Application instructions and additional information about our school are available on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca. Applications will include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae including a record of courses taught
  • a teaching dossier which should include: a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, including candidate’s methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body, as well as evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations)
  • three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees.

All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 10, 2019.   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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Japanese as a second/foreign language (Lecturer)

25 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, 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 these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Japanese Language courses.

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 have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language, Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics or related fields is preferred; extensive experience in teaching both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level in North America; evidence of excellent teaching ability; 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; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese media, readings in modern Japanese Literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. 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 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, sample teaching videos for two different levels of Japanese language courses and two lesson plans for the classes in the video, 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. 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/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is March 31, 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.

Journalism (Instructor, tenure-track)

25 Jan, 2019

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, social justice, data, non-profit and public policy journalism as listed on our website: www.journalism.ubc.ca. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership. It involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum and program development, and innovation. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with evidence of teaching excellence in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development. They must have experience in the highest levels of professional practice and a track record of collaboration. Candidates must 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 student supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC defines educational leadership broadly, and it may include outreach, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4 [see 4.04]). As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

How to apply:

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment):

The application dossier should include:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience in or potential contributions to educational leadership
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level (student evaluations, peer assessments, sample course syllabi, etc).
  • a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions

Please also indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/32564), Job ID: 32564.  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/).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with the subject line “Journalism Instructor 2019”.

Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.

Enquiries may be made to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 1, 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.

 

African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

24 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2019 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2019)

 AFST 250A – Introduction to African Studies

Course Description:AFST 250 is an introductory course designed to provide students with background information and critical approaches that will enable them to participate in academic discussions and take more advanced courses in the field of African Studies. It will emphasize critical thinking and seek to foster an awareness of the conceptual challenges involved in our attempts to understand the complexities of African Studies.

Scheduled: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00

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

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach). Please also indicate if you are employed elsewhere on campus.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline for this course
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 250A” by March 1, 2019.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program and the course please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@ubc.ca. 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

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