Academic Postings

Canadian Literature (Associate / Full Professor, tenure-track)

21 Jan, 2020

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a senior appointment in Canadian Literature at the level of Associate or Full Professor with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2020. Candidates should possess expertise within the broader field of Canadian Literature; demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the study of literature in Canada; and possess the skills and experience necessary to undertake the editorship of the flagship peer-reviewed journal Canadian Literature for an initial five-year term, subject to renewal upon successful review.

 

In 2019, Canadian Literature celebrated its 60th anniversary. Since its founding in 1959, it has thrived in a well-supported home in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. The journal is the top-ranked publication in the field and draws its contributors, referees, and readers from a global scholarly community. The journal is also a leader in the public humanities and community outreach (especially with CanLitGuides, the journal’s teaching and learning resource). Over the course of the next three years the journal is required to shift to an Open Access format to comply with SSHRC funding regulations. The Editor will lead the journal through this transition, and work with the rest of the journal’s editorial staff to explore new directions. The Editor will coordinate and oversee the work of the editorial team, collaborating with the managing editor, assistant and associate editors, and a team of student assistants to continue the publication of four issues per year. For information about CanLit, visit the journal’s website at https://canlit.ca.

 

The Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC has a newly enhanced curriculum that features courses in the literatures and cultures of Canada (e.g., early, contemporary, transnational, Asian Canadian, Indigenous, African diasporic, migration, ecocritical). The Department also offers courses on anticolonial, decolonial and postcolonial studies, on rhetoric and language, and on media studies. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the Faculty of Arts, including the Canadian Studies program, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Community-Engaged Learning, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department of English Language and Literatures visit: https://english.ubc.ca.

Applicants must have a PhD and evidence of sustained scholarly work in the profession. Applicants are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research; possess a strong publication record; and demonstrate a record of successful graduate supervision and high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should also provide clear evidence of editorial work. French language skills would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research, conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and graduate supervision, contribute to service, and should be willing to be appointed as the Canadian Literature Editorship for an initial 5-year period (subject to renewal). Course release will be provided for the editorship. The successful candidate will teach some courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as specialist courses.

 

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications online through XYZ and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (normally student evaluations of teaching), a one-page diversity 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, a sample of ongoing research preferably in the form of published material, and a one-page vision statement for the future of the Canadian Literature journal and the role you could play in achieving that vision. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees send confidential letters directly to english.recruitment@ubc.ca by the same deadline.

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.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by December 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Queries should be addressed to:

Professor Patricia Badir, Head
The Department of English Language and Literatures, University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1

 

CRC in Indigenous Journalism

13 Jan, 2020

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse

 

The Faculty of Arts invites applications from existing faculty members within UBC for a SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse. Candidates will have a PhD degree and a compelling research record that demonstrates scholarly ability in the intersections of Journalism Studies and Indigenous Studies, and a firm grounding in Media Studies. We would regard with preference those with expertise in multidisciplinary approaches drawing on anthropology, environmental studies, and science technology. Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

 

The successful candidate will be an international leader in their field of research whose scholarly profile and research proposal meet the criteria of the CRC program and demonstrate 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 within the University and to the profession. Contributions to graduate education would include teaching in the Master of Journalism program and attracting graduate-level trainees seeking to specialize in Indigenous journalism or media ethics. In addition, the Chair could contribute to undergraduate instruction, supervision, and/or mentorship in other units (for example, through the Bachelor of Media Studies Program) and participate in Indigenous new media initiatives in collaboration with colleagues in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

The School of Journalism, Writing and Media (JWaM, https://journalism.ubc.ca) offers a Master of Journalism degree designed to provide academic grounding alongside professional experience across a variety of media platforms. The MJ program features three core courses: Integrated Journalism; Media Ethics and Leadership; and Media Law. The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies is an academic unit that supports interdisciplinary research in indigenous critical theory and politics, arts research, applied social practice within the humanities and social sciences, and documentation, preservation, and revitalization of First Nations and endangered languages. The Bachelor of Media Studies Program is a multidisciplinary, direct-entry program that encourages students to build a strong theoretical and research-based foundation that can be applied across various media and creative industries.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 1 CRC position. Tier 1 CRC nominees must be Professors or Associate Professors who are expected to be promoted to the Professor rank within one or two years of the nomination. The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website www.chairs.gc.cafor full program information and further details on eligibility criteria.

The CRC in Indigenous Journalism, Media, and Public Discoursewill 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.caand for information about the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, visit https://journalism.ubc.ca.

All application materials are to be submitted electronically through the website: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=3600. Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order): a curriculum vitae; a research proposal (max. 3 pages) for a Tier 1 CRC in Indigenous Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse; a sample of published research; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of teaching philosophy/teaching practice (max. 1 page); 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 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 Brett Eaton at artsad.rg@ubc.ca. Nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a CRC is conditional upon their approval. Theearliest anticipated start date for this CRC position is September 1, 2020. The closing date for applications is February 13, 2020. 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.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Professor Gillian Creese, Associate Dean Faculty and Equity at gillian.creese@ubc.ca.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For additional 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://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/student-development-services/centre-accessibility/faculty-and-staff-disabilities.

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.

In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey (https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WJHol7SfPxRMu9) as part of the application process, and applicants must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name when completing the equity survey in order to be considered.

 

Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Equity Survey Data will be collected by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women, visible minorities (member of groups that are racially categorized) and/or Indigenous Peoples will be shared with the search committee. Currently, UBC’s CRC complement has a gap in representation of persons with disabilities. Until such time as this is remedied, the names of those self-identifying as having a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

 

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German Language and Culture (Assistant Professor Without Review)

13 Jan, 2020

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 culture. The specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have native or near-native command of German and be able to teach German literature and culture courses in translation at all levels. Willingness to teach German film courses and comparative courses in Central, Eastern and Northern European literature is an asset. The 1-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in German Studies, provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate accomplishments in scholarship as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CENES. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses, maintain an active program of research, and participate fully in the graduate program, and 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 February 10, 2020 via this online form: https://cene.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-36377/.  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.

Writing Studies (Lecturers)

24 Dec, 2019

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Lecturers with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2020, depending on course scheduling.

 

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, known for its leadership in the fields of journalism and writing studies, offers innovative research and teaching in journalism and media, writing and communication, and knowledge-production and mobilization. The School contributes to the development of new analyses of scholarly and professional communication and new uses of media competencies across and beyond UBC, in Canadian society, and in a global context. The School‘s team of faculty is committed to creating  unique opportunities for students to succeed as practiced writers and media professionals in an era of significant shifts in communication technology and culture.

 

UBC is undergoing exciting changes in writing and communication instruction. The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media will play a lead role in envisioning and implementing these changes. Building on existing initiatives, the successful candidates will work collaboratively to deliver new courses and projects within the School and therefore play significant roles in shaping the School’s approaches to writing, media, and pedagogy.

 

We expect to fill up to 5 Lecturer 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 an annual teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses per year) in the School, with the possibility that some of the teaching assignments may be made in another unit in the Faculty of Arts, based on the needs of the School 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 Director, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. The Lecturer will work closely with the Director and with other faculty in the School in a highly collaborative environment.

 

The School currently offers two undergraduate courses (WRDS 150 and WRDS 350) that teach research writing to 5,000 students each year. We use writing-in-the-disciplines, genre-based, and discourse analytic approaches informed by current research in the field of rhetoric and writing studies. The successful candidate will teach sections of WRDS 150 and WRDS 350 and new courses as they are developed, both for students in the Faculty of Arts and students from other faculties. Applicants will be expected to work closely with other faculty to support student participation in research activities (e.g., student conferences), and they may be asked to contribute to other School initiatives and to the further development of curriculum for undergraduate research writing.

 

Application instructions

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant field (e.g. discourse studies, rhetoric, applied language studies, communications), or a PhD and significant experience teaching writing in university settings (this teaching should be informed by current writing theory). We particularly welcome applications from instructors 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 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 (max. 500 words);

(b) course evaluations for courses taught over the last 3 years and, if available, peer-review of teaching reports; and

(c) proposed WRDS 150 syllabi for: 1) students from outside the Faculty of Arts and 2) 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 https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/resources/how-we-teach-wrds150/;

(4) a statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion (max. 300 words); and

(5) the names and contact information for 3 academic references.

 

Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/. Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

We will contact the referees of short-listed applicants for confidential reference letters. Applicants should ensure that their referees are aware that this is a teaching position and should accordingly focus their assessment on teaching and pedagogical expertise and experience. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Jennifer Suratos, may be sent to admin.fyp@ubc.ca.

 

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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/.

 

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.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Director/Chief Curator

20 Dec, 2019

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director and Chief Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2020. This directorship appointment is expected to be for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment upon successful review. The successful candidate must also be appointable at a senior professorial rank in order to hold a concurrent academic appointment.

 

THE UNIVERSITY

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. 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/.

 

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC has an international reputation for its innovative work in the field of contemporary art. The Gallery promotes understanding and discussion of contemporary art and contemporary issues in art history, criticism and curating, with a focus on our region in an international context. Through research, acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, loans, travelling exhibitions, special projects, education and outreach programs, the Gallery participates in the national and international community of institutions concerned with contemporary art. Founded as the UBC Fine Arts Gallery in 1948, the Belkin’s history has a deep interconnection with the development of contemporary art practice in Vancouver. As a collecting institution, the Belkin is designated as a Category A institution, and houses the University Art Collection of over 4,500 objects—one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia—and a substantial archive. Operating as a unit of the Faculty of Arts, the Gallery is closely tied to the Department of Art History, Visual and Theory and participates in the training of student curators in the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program. The Gallery plays a key role in an ambitious outdoor art plan for the Vancouver campus.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Director/Chief Curator of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is responsible for the overall artistic vision and operations of the Gallery, including exhibitions, collections, acquisitions, programs and direction and management of the Gallery’s professional staff. The Director/Chief Curator is responsible for overseeing the long-term vision for the Gallery, including developing and carrying out the Gallery’s strategic plan for programming, staffing and facility needs, and expansion. The Director/Chief Curator oversees the Gallery’s fiscal responsibilities to the University and external funders, including approving the Gallery’s annual budget plans, approving research and project grants, authorizing expenditures, and ensuring operations and programming initiatives are undertaken within available resources and in accordance with UBC and external agencies’ policies and guidelines. The Director/Chief Curator is also responsible for overseeing fund development and fundraising for the Gallery’s operations, acquisitions, programming, research, and special projects, and works closely with UBC Development on stewardship of the Gallery’s major donors. Chief curatorial responsibilities include overseeing and working with the Gallery’s curatorial team in developing a program of contemporary art exhibitions and programming; overseeing the development of the University art collection, the Belkin Archives, and the outdoor art collection by researching and recommending acquisitions (purchases and donations) and deaccessions; and approving outgoing loans.

 

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record in scholarly and curatorial practices in contemporary art, experience in museum and collections management and working in a gallery/museum environment, a commitment to and proven ability in fundraising, liaising with different levels of government, and grant writing, critical writing skills, and demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and experience including effectiveness in leading, managing and working with a team of professional staff. In addition, the successful candidate will have an excellent record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, and will be expected to teach and supervise graduate students in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA), including course offerings in the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (CCST) and leading the CCST Practicum. The successful candidate will be able to articulate a defined curatorial vision for the future and an appreciation of the values and strengths the Gallery carries forward. They will be expected to demonstrate the ability to lead an organization through change and develop a forward-thinking strategic plan for addressing growth; develop and strengthen relationships across the University and with external constituents in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment; take a proactive role in fundraising by cultivating and soliciting new funding sources; cultivate relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government funding agencies; and foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

 

Applicants with a PhD degree or appropriate terminal degree are preferred, but a combination of education and appropriate curatorial and publishing experience would be considered. We seek applicants with a distinguished record of research publications, creative works, and/or professional contributions and scholarly activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor (Associate Professor at a senior level may be considered), and scholars who will have attained wide recognition, nationally and internationally, in their field(s). The field of specialization within contemporary art is open; however, the successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual art practices and critical theory; the ideal candidate would also have an understanding of the Gallery’s collection and the ability to put the local conversation around art in Vancouver/Canada in an international dialogue.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by 4:00pm, February 10, 2020 at: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=3340. Applicants must upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: letter of application; curriculum vitae; and statements (1 page each) summarizing their (a) research/creative program, (b) vision for contemporary art exhibition and programming in a research-intensive University, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, (d) teaching philosophy/practice, and (e) experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants are also asked to provide names and contact information for at least four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the Belkin directorship position and a professorial appointment.

 

Enquiries may be directed to Associate Dean Gillian Creese, via email (arts.headships@ubc.ca) with “BELKIN director search” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in February 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. At a later stage, longlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

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

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery https://belkin.ubc.ca/

Belkin Permanent Collection, Outdoor Art Collection, Archives https://belkin.ubc.ca/collections/

Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) https://ahva.ubc.ca/

Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (CCST) https://ahva.ubc.ca/graduate/ma-in-ccst-program/

 

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Associate Professor, Writing Studies (Associate Professor, tenure-track)

6 Dec, 2019

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media  in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in writing studies or a related field, and will have a proven research record in writing studies, with specializations in one or more of the following areas:

  • research writing and disciplinary discourse
  • rhetorical genre studies with an emphasis on public genres
  • ideologies of language
  • anti-racist and decolonial writing pedagogies
  • research methods for inquiring into current questions about public debate, privacy, and publicity
  • multimodal writing, digital and social media rhetoric

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, an exciting expansion of programs known for their leadership in the fields of journalism and writing studies, offers research and teaching innovation in journalism and media, writing and communication, and knowledge-making and mobilization. Contributing to the development of scholarly and professional communication and media competencies across and beyond UBC, the School creates unique opportunities for students to succeed as practiced writers and media professionals in an era of significant shifts in communication technology and culture.

UBC is undergoing significant changes in writing and communication instruction. The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media will play a lead role in envisioning and implementing these changes. Building on existing initiatives, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to develop and deliver new courses within the School and new projects beyond it. The successful candidate will also take a crucial role in shaping the School’s research on and approaches to writing, media, and pedagogy.

The School currently offers two undergraduate courses (WRDS 150 and WRDS 350) that teach research writing to 5,000 students a year. We use writing-in-the-disciplines, genre-based, and discourse analytic approaches informed by current research in the field of rhetoric and writing studies.  The successful candidate will teach sections of WRDS 150 and WRDS 350 and new courses as they are developed. This teaching will involve student supervision at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication. The successful candidate will also be expected to:

  • take on administrative duties in the newly configured School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
  • mentor junior faculty
  • contribute to writing initiatives across faculties at UBC
  • play a lead role in the development of the writing studies program

Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload the following materials as PDFs, in the order listed:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of research (500 words max) and teaching philosophy (500 words max)
  • a 500-word (maximum) statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • a sample publication
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi)
  • the names and contact information for 3 academic references

We will contact the referees of long-listed applicants for confidential reference letters. Applicants should ensure that their 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 addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Jennifer Suratos, may be sent to admin.fyp@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/.

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.

Writing Studies (Instructor, tenure-track)

6 Dec, 2019

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2020, with appointment at the rank of Instructor (in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream; see: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/).

The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, a momentous expansion of programs known for their leadership in the fields of journalism and writing studies, offers innovative research and teaching in journalism and media, writing and communication, and knowledge-production and mobilization. The School contributes to the development of new analyses of scholarly and professional communication and new uses of media competencies across and beyond UBC, in Canadian society, and in a global context. The School‘s team of faculty is committed to creating  unique opportunities for students to succeed as practiced writers and media professionals in an era of significant shifts in communication technology and culture.

UBC is undergoing exciting changes in writing and communication instruction. The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media will play a lead role in envisioning and implementing these changes. Building on existing initiatives, the successful candidates will work collaboratively to develop and deliver new courses and projects within the School and therefore play crucial roles in shaping the School’s approaches to writing, media, and pedagogy.

The School currently offers two undergraduate courses (WRDS 150 and WRDS 350) that teach research writing to 5,000 students a year. We use writing-in-the-disciplines, genre-based, and discourse analytic approaches informed by current research in the field of rhetoric and writing studies.  The successful candidate will teach sections of WRDS 150 and WRDS 350 and new courses as they are developed, both for students in the Faculty of Arts and students from other faculties. Teaching load is 18 credits. Applicants will be expected to:

  • demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of undergraduate curriculum development and renewal
  • maintain excellence in teaching
  • actively engage in service for The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
  • coordinate multiple sections of first-year writing courses
  • play a leading role in the development of new courses, including courses that foster connections between units in the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
  • collaborate, across campus, on university writing initiatives
  • contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning in areas of writing studies

Applicants must have a PhD in writing studies or a related sub-field of writing studies (e.g. discourse studies, rhetoric, applied language studies, communications), or a PhD and significant experience teaching writing in university settings (this teaching should be informed by current writing theory). We particularly welcome applications from applicants with cutting-edge methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of (1) public genres, specifically social media genres and (2) writing in disciplines outside the humanities and social sciences.

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/.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching dossier that includes: 1) a 500-word (maximum) teaching statement related to the teaching of writing, 2) course evaluations and peer-review of teaching reports if available, 3) examples of pedagogical materials, and 4) examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning,
  • a 500-word (maximum) statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development, faculty mentoring, and contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning,
  • a 500-word (maximum) statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • the names and contact information for 3 academic references

Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

We will contact the referees of long-listed applicants for confidential reference letters. Applicants should ensure that their 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 addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Jennifer Suratos, may be sent to admin.fyp@ubc.ca.

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

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/.

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 (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

27 Nov, 2019

The School of Journalism, Writing and Media* 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, 2020. The School offers a Master of Journalism degree that aims to prepare a global cohort of graduate students to thrive in an evolving media environment, using research and journalistic practices to contribute to meaningful public discourse across all forms of media.

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, combined with experience in professional journalism practice. To complement current strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, and public policy journalism, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and professional expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, preferably in political communication, science and environment, or visual journalism.

A PhD degree is preferred by the time of the appointment, though candidates with a Master’s degree will be considered. Candidates who have progressed to the point where completion of the PhD is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research, practice and teaching may also be considered. Candidates must demonstrate professional experience, strong evidence of research activity, and a publication record commensurate with experience, with a proven commitment to the advancement of research, practice and public scholarship in the fields of journalism, media and communications.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and advising, and be skilled in methods of engaged and inclusive learning and the appropriate use of instructional technology. Candidates will be able to teach on a range of courses currently on offer within the Master of Journalism degree 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.

Additional information about the School may be found at https://journalism.ubc.ca/

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://jrnl.air.arts.ubc.ca/job36036/ . Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, and a teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus). Please also include 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.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with “Journalism AP 2020” in the subject line by the deadline of January 10, 2020.

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

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by January 10, 2020. Review of applications will begin soon after January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

*Subject to approval by the Board of Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre for Digital Media – Academic Director, GNW Trust

26 Nov, 2019

Job Opportunity
CDM Academic Director, GNW Trust

Job Open Date: December 2, 2019
Job Close Date: January 17, 2020 (open until filled)

POSITION SUMMARY

Position Title: CDM Academic Director and Academic Governance and Strategic Planning (AGSP) Committee member

Term: Hired by Great Northern Way Campus (GNW Trust) on secondment for a part-time (50%) 2-year term, with option for renewal based on performance review.

Anticipated Start Date: April 2020

Reports To: AGSP Committee Chair

Location: Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC

For additional details, please see that attached ad:Job Opportunity for CDM Academic Director (2019-11-20)

Sociology, with focus on Computational Social Science (Associate of Full Professor, tenure-track)

25 Nov, 2019

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position (rank open) with a particular focus on computational social science.

The ideal candidate would be an established Sociologist offering intellectual leadership in this exciting new area of scholarship. They should be engaged in methodologically advanced work with “big” or innovative data structures and/or examining their consequences for social life.

The position is listed at the level of Associate or Full Professor, but we would consider exceptional applicants at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a cognate social science discipline at the time of appointment and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population.  For information about the Department, visit: http://sociology.ubc.ca/.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 15th and should be received before then in order to receive full consideration.

Application materials are to be submitted online at the following link: https://soci.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=14592. We ask interested individuals to submit the following materials: a CV; a detailed cover letter describing their interest in the position with a strong emphasis on their research achievements, longer term aims in the field, leadership ideas related to programmatic development, and their fit with the department;  a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and 2-3 sample publications. Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level should have confidential supporting letters sent by the December 15th deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor stages may defer requesting letters of support until they are notified of reaching the long list stage. All candidates at the long list stage will also be requested to provide a one-page teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as a record of successful graduate supervision.

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

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