Academic Postings

African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

2 May, 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 351A Perspectives in African Studies: Literary and Theoretical Approaches – PRSPCTV: LIT&THR
Scheduled: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 – 12:30

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD – 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
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the email below by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 351A Perspectives in African Studies” by June 15, 2019.

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

For questions regarding the course, please contact the African Studies Program Chair, Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@ubc.ca or the Associate Dean, Academic, Dr. Stefania Burk at artsad.acad@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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing – Vantage (Lecturer)

26 Apr, 2019

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a Lecturer position in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) with the UBC Vantage One Arts program. The application deadline is by noon on May 17, 2019.

About UBC Vantage College and Position details

Vantage College at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a part-time (80%), one-year, non-tenure-track Lecturer position in the field of Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) to start August 1, 2019. This position offers opportunities to engage in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in collaborative teaching and learning communities. As a term appointment without review, this one-year position can be renewed upon demonstration of excellence in teaching as defined in Article 4.02 in Part 4 (Conditions of Appointment for Faculty) of the UBC Collective Agreement 2016-2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate their teaching and service workload to ASRW courses in the Vantage One Arts program. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of social science and humanities disciplines. UBC Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC degrees. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s three programs (Arts, Science, or Engineering) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, or Applied Science.

The successful candidate will work closely with Vantage College colleagues in Arts to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. The successful candidate can expect to teach the following courses, taught by ASRW faculty in Vantage College:

  • ASTU 204A (Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies: Inquiry and Evidence in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections;
  • WRDS 150 (Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections.

This part-time (80%) Lecturer position involves a teaching load of 18 credits (i.e., six 3-credit courses), plus 1 credit of teaching-related activities such as curriculum development (May-June 2020), plus service.

Qualifications and expected applicant profile

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies, or equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate.pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: May 17, 2019:

  1. a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position,
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,
  3. a teaching dossier including:
    1. statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing (1-2 pages max.),
    2.  evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
    3. proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 and, if applicable, other syllabi for writing and discourse studies courses taught. For more information about WRDS 150, please see https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

The starting salary for the position 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 are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lecturer)

25 Apr, 2019

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for sections of WRDS 150: Writing and Research in the Disciplines in 2019/2020 Winter session (Term 1: Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2019 and Term 2: Jan 1 – April 30, 2020).  There are a number of sections available, primarily in term 1, with a limited number in term 2. The final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment.

Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing, with relevant representation from disciplines including STEM, the social sciences, commerce, humanities, and creative and performing arts. ASRW offers distinct sections for students registered in the Faculty of Arts and students in non-Arts faculties.

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including Writing and Discourse Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy studies, Communications) OR a doctorate and significant experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current research in writing pedagogy.  Relevant experience in business and technical writing and/or science communication would be an asset. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill at Laurie.McNeill@ubc.ca

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability and preferences, including any information relevant to your scheduling needs (e.g., back-to-back sections, evening sections), for the particular sections offered.
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages) and, if available, peer evaluation of teaching. The Committee will consult UBC student evaluations of teaching.

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and including any information relevant to your scheduling needs (e.g., back-to-back sections, evening sections) for the committee’s consideration.
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

Application materials must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 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.

Art History (Sessional Lecturers)

10 Apr, 2019

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Art History courses:

2019 Winter Term 1 (September to December 2019)

ARTH 285 (001) — Art and the Moving Image
ARTH 339 (001) — 19th-Century Art and Social Space
ARTH 380 (001/BMS) — Art as Technology
ARTH 440C (001) — Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art
ARTH 480 (001/BMS) — Visual and Digital Media Theory

2019 Winter Term 2 (January to April 2020)

ARTH 309 (001) — Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 16, 2019. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of a PhD (ABD) in Art History is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=253 and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a CV, 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 course outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.caAll materials should be received by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

For information please visit www.ahva.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.

Visual Art (Sessional Lecturers)

10 Apr, 2019

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Visual Art courses:

2019 Winter Term 1 (September to December 2019)

VISA 110 (001) — Foundation Studio: Digital Media
VISA 210 (002) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (227 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (228 BMS) — Digital Arts
VISA 220 (002) — Drawing
VISA 230 (001) — Painting
VISA 241 (227 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 250 (001) — Print Media
VISA 260 (001) — Sculpture
VISA 310 (001) — Intermediate Digital Arts I

2019 Winter Term 2 (January to April 2020)
VISA 210 (003) — Digital Arts
VISA 210 (004) — Digital Arts
VISA 220 (003) — Drawing
VISA 230 (003) — Painting
VISA 241 (002) — Digital Photography
VISA 241 (228 BMS) — Digital Photography
VISA 250 (003) — Print Media
VISA 250 (004) — Print Media
VISA 380 (001) — Studio Theory
VISA 390 (002) — Performance Art

Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 16, 2019. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of an MFA is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=250 and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a CV, 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 course outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted by email to ahva.head@ubc.caAll materials should be received by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

For information please visit www.ahva.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.

Film Studies (Sessional Lecturers)

29 Mar, 2019

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • FIST 100-004 Introduction to Film (Term1) CAP
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 220-002 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 (Term 2)
  • FIST 230-001 Intro to Asian Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries (Term 2)
  • FIST 332A-001 Studies in Genre or Period (Term 1)
  • FIST 336A-001 Seminar in European Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 338A-001 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences (Term 1)
  • FIST 434G-001 Studies in Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 436A-001 Seminar in American Cinema since 1960 (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $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.

Theatre Studies (Sessional Lecturers)

29 Mar, 2019

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Theatre Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in Theatre (MFA or Ph.D.) and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in theatre studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • THTR 120-001 Introduction to Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 325A-001 History of Canadian Theatre (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019  

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $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.

Syntax (Assistant Professor Without Review)

29 Mar, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in Syntax. The one-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, with a research specialization in syntax, and are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and to participate in graduate supervision. The ideal candidate should be able to teach not only courses in syntax, but also in morphology, as well as introductory or general linguistics courses.

We especially encourage applicants whose research involves a focus on theoretically-informed empirical issues and involves primary data collection, involving either fieldwork or experimental research. A research focus on computational linguistics and/or under-studied languages are additional assets, especially the languages of the Americas, Africa, or Asia.

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

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), no more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applicants must also submit a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applications must be submitted online at https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2320.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to ling.admin@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin soon after May 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Speech Sciences (Lecturer)

29 Mar, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a Lecturer position in Speech Sciences commencing September 1, 2019.

This is a part-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for the Lecturer position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 18 credits of Linguistics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

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. For the 2019-2020 year, this position is expected to teach 18 credits (six 3-credit courses), based on a 2-3 load in the Winter session, and 1 course in a Summer session.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, and are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience teaching statistical methods for Linguistics is strongly preferred. Successful applicants must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, as well as fully participate in department affairs and service.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory or general linguistics courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in at least two of the three following areas: (i) phonetics and speech sciences, (ii) statistical methods for linguistics, and (iii) first-language acquisition.

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

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. file size 3MB per document). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted online at https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2318.

Review of applications will begin soon after May 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Computational Linguistics (Postdoctoral position)

29 Mar, 2019

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for two (2) one-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computational Linguistics, to commence no later than August 1, 2019.

These positions may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of research progress and teaching.The successful candidates must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) in a relevant area with a publication record in major CL/NLP conferences (e.g. ACL, COLING, etc.). They should have experience building computational models of natural language using Python, and have experience running programming labs or other hands-on seminars. Significant experience building neural network models, serving as a class instructor, or creating curriculum relevant to computational linguistics would all be major assets for this position. Multidisciplinary experience (i.e. teaching or research involving more than one department) would also be very desirable.

The Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate actively in curriculum design and teaching in the Linguistics department, with particular focus on the new Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics (MDS-CL) program, which would include collaboration with other Master of Data Science instructors from Linguistics, Statistics, and Computer Science. Fellows will also carry out CL/NLP research in collaboration with the Computational Linguistics faculty members. The successful candidates are expected to assist with the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants and teaching assistants.

Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca, and further information about the MDS-CL Program, can be found at https://mds.ubc.ca/programs/computational-linguistics. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, a one-page teaching statement, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion,  and any other pertinent information (e.g. links to relevant CL research projects). Application materials should be submitted online at https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=718. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin soon after May 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.