Academic Postings

Medieval Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

1 Jun, 2018

The Department of English Language & Literatures invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for Term 2 of the academic year 2018-2019 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 344 “Medieval Studies,” a variable-content course focused on literature of the Medieval period.

Applicants must have a PhD in Medieval English Literature or be near completion, with post-secondary teaching experience in the field and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates’ applications should include

  • a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent by their referees.

Application and letters of reference should be sent by email to english.headsoffice@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 22 June 2018

Professor Elizabeth Hodgson, Associate Head Undergraduate
Department of English Language & Literatures
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

This position is subject to final budgetary approval and is 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.

Instructor, Grant Tenure-track (Ritsumeikan)

22 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, at University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a Grant Tenure-track Instructor position. The successful applicant will have duties divided equally between the Department of Asian Studies and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, which is a partnership between UBC and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and was created in 1991 with the purpose of supporting the academic English learning of students from Ritsumeikan University. This Grant Tenure-track position is fully funded by the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, funds external to the University’s general operating budget. For more information on the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs please visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/. For more information about the Department of Asian Studies, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

The workload of the successful applicant will include teaching courses offered through the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs and the Department of Asian Studies. In addition, the position involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum development, and innovation. Under the general supervision of the Asian Studies Department Head and the Academic Director of the UBC-Rits Programs, the Instructor will carry out educational leadership work to support the planning, staffing, coordination and delivery of courses in both programs. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Teaching assignments for the UBC-Ritsumeikan program may include undergraduate courses on topics such as Canadian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and Transpacific Culture (for course details visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/programs/courses/); and for Asian Studies may include undergraduate courses on Japanese Literature, Film, or other related topics.

 Requirements include: Advanced proficiency in both English and Japanese; a PhD in Canadian History or Literature, Japanese Studies (any field), Transpacific Studies, or a related field; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability at the post-secondary level in North America; and an interest in global citizenship. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching international students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and/or coordinating a large academic program, and who have strong collaborative skills and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a grant tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association for as long as the UBC-Ritsumeikan Program continues (it is now in its 27th year). For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit  https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.

The application dossier should include a letter clearly indicating the position being sought and outlining potential contributions to the Asian Studies Department and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is June 25, 2018.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

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

Video Game Writing & Narrative (Adjunct Professor)

18 May, 2018

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Adjunct Professor in Video Game Writing and Narrative to begin September 1, 2018. The qualified applicant will teach CRWR 310 (3 credits) in Term 1 and Term 2.

Requirements include: MFA preferred, but a combination of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with appropriate writing, publication, and production experience is acceptable; demonstrated excellence in video game writing; creative writing teaching experience at the postsecondary level, including large lectures and video capture, as well as working with teaching assistants.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc). In addition, applicants should arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

Application material and reference letters are to be sent electronically to crwr.admin@ubc.ca by June 25, 2018.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is $6,520 per 3.0 credit course. The position is not eligible for pension and benefits except for statutory benefits (Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Board).

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tibetan Buddhist Studies)

18 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including East Asian and South Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. The interdisciplinary UBC Himalaya Program brings together faculty and students across campus with interests in the Himalayan region. Information about the Department of Asian Studies and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca; information about the UBC Himalaya Program is available at https://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Khyentse Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing September 1, 2018, potentially renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy #61, are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will teach two courses per year on topics related to Tibetan Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Tibetan Buddhism, and such research may include Tibetan Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions and/or to other research themes in the Himalayan region (for example, but not limited to, art, medicine, social change).  The Fellow is expected to work closely with faculty in both Asian Studies and the UBC Himalaya Program throughout the term of appointment.

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

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline.  All application materials and reference letters should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is June 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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

Political Economy and Development (Assistant Professor)

16 May, 2018

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Starting date: July 1, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the field of Political Economy and Development. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Economics, and will have a specialization in, Political Economy and Development preferably in the area of the economics of conflict. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research through publications in top journals and/or the completion of research papers likely to be published in top journals, as well as a developing international reputation. They will also have demonstrated highly effective teaching and supervision in the fields of development and political economy at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a c.v. and publications record, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e,g., teaching evaluations), samples of research papers, and at least three confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by June 17, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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.

Japanese Language (Sessional Lecturers)

8 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese 1A – 5 sections
JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese 1B – 2 sections

For more details on courses please see:

https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main;jsessionid=R7+rjUayXIOiMqWG29GYYVzP?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=JAPN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

 For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Chinese (Sessional Lecturers)

8 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

CHIN 131 section 011 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 133 section 008 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 331 section 002 (3) Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 471 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)
CHIN 473 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (After Tang)
CHIN 484 section 001 (6) Intensive Modern Chinese Literature

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=CHIN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Critical and Curatorial Studies (Sessional Lecturers)

4 May, 2018

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

2018 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2018)
CCST 503 (001): Graduate Practicum and Major Paper in Curatorial Studies

2018 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2019)
CCST 503 (001): Graduate Practicum and Major Paper in Curatorial Studies

A minimum of a graduate degree in a related field and preference will be given to applicants with extensive curatorial experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include the following in their application:

  • a cover letter indicating which course(s) you are applying for
  • 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 department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. 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)

4 May, 2018

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

2018 WINTER TERM 1 (September – December 2018)
VISA 380 (001) — Studio Theory

2018 WINTER TERM 2 (January – April 2019)
VISA 230 (003) — Painting

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 should include the following in their application:

  •  a cover letter indicating which course(s) you are applying for
  • 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 department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. 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.

Art History (Sessional Lecturers)

4 May, 2018

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

2018 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2018)
ARTH 410 — Seminar in African Art
ARTH 448 (001) — Seminar in North American Architecture

2018 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2019)
ARTH 226 (001) — Art in the Era of Global Expansion
ARTH 445 — Film and the City

A minimum of a PhD in Art History is required, though applicants that have advanced to candidacy (ABD) are encouraged. 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 should include the following in their application:

  • a cover letter indicating which course(s) you are applying for
  • 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 department by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. 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.