Academic Postings

Transnational Asian Literatures (Assistant Professor)

25 Aug, 2017

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.

We invite applications from specialists working on transnational Asian literatures and cultures. Possible areas of interest include Transpacific and Pacific studies, Global Asian and Asian diasporic literatures, postcolonial writing, or Asian and South Asian Canadian literature. We welcome transnational and comparative perspectives, historical range, the blending of creative and critical modes, and community engagement.

The Department of English is actively renewing its curriculum, aiming both to showcase its traditional strengths, and to enhance research and teaching in new and emerging areas. Current and planned courses that are potentially relevant to this position include Global South Connections; World Literature and Social Movements; Migrations and Transnational Networks; Early Canadian Literature; Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Literature; Canadian Literature; and Indigenous Literature.

Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27030 by October 15, 2017 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to: english.recruitment@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position start date: July 1, 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca.

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

Artist-Teacher of Horn (Assistant Professor)

10 Aug, 2017

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of Horn to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, the School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in brass performance. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit www.music.ubc.ca

 

The new faculty member will play a leading role in the brass area. We seek an accomplished performer and experienced educator with a compelling record that includes: superior artistic achievement; significant national or international profile; and effective, innovative teaching of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires in university and festival contexts. The selected candidate’s expertise, and organizational and communication skills will galvanize student achievement, curriculum innovation, and growth in the brass area. A D.M.A. is preferred; significant high-profile professional experience is required, and may be accepted as equivalent to a graduate degree.

 

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; brass chamber music coaching and coordination; supervision of masters and doctoral brass students; brass curriculum leadership; active student recruitment (including national and international); service on School and University committees; and ongoing performance/research activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and productive service to the School and University.

 

Applicants should apply online by October 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27307 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested at a later date from selected applicants.

 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to brass.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 2018.

 

The 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.

Geospatial Science (Assistant Professor)

7 Aug, 2017

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Geospatial Science.

We seek an individual with demonstrated research excellence at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences, with the capacity to make significant contributions to the department’s teaching programs in Geographical Sciences and Environment & Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a world-class program of research, publishing, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate and postdoctoral supervision, departmental service, events and initiatives. The Department places a premium on innovative research, and the ability to contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in GIScience, spatial data visualization, and the geospatial sciences, bridging fields within the department and across campus. For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in the geographical, environmental or related sciences. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, (http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/27303), and be prepared to upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for at least three potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained; a statement of current and future research interests that highlights the innovative aspects of their work at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; a publication sample; and a statement of teaching interests along with summary evidence of teaching effectiveness. The closing date for applications is September 18, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jamie Peck, jamie.peck@ubc.ca.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

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

Germanic Studies / German Literature and Culture (Assistant Professor)

4 Aug, 2017

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated research potential in German Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, or Media History. The ability to teach film courses and intellectual history is a definite asset. 

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, engage in graduate and undergraduate student supervision, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in curriculum and program development, and contribute to service.  Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038.  Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 2  megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a  sample of published work, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness.  In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three confidential, signed letters of reference to cenes.adm@ubc.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Search Committee Chair and Department Head, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia (email: winthrop@mail.ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Diane Smyth, Administrator (email: cenes.adm@ubc.ca).

Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and 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.

Film Production (tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor)

28 Jul, 2017

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Film Production to begin July 1, 2018. Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BFA and MFA degrees in Film Production.

 

The Department seeks a filmmaker with a significant track record in fiction, non-fiction, and/or independent film directing who can supervise and advise students on projects at all levels of our program and in a variety of forms ranging from fiction to documentary to experimental. Candidates should have experience in the creative aspects of film and digital production, familiarity with new digital production workflows, and a strong knowledge of film history. The department will prioritize candidates with demonstrable skills in technical aspects of filmmaking such as cinematography, editing and sound.

 

Requirements for the position include: an appropriate terminal graduate degree (e.g., MFA, MDM, DMus, PhD); a well-established track record of film production; a vibrant and continuing artistic practice; post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation to graduate-level courses; evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience and capacity for mentoring students, and administrative experience at the college or university level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of creative activity, teaching, undergraduate and graduate supervision, and service.

 

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.

Applications must be submitted online https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-search (please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage). In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by September 15, 2017 via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by September 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 16 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty and guest artists. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus. For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <http://www.theatrefilm.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.

Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (Assistant Professor)

24 Jul, 2017

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  The candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in the Sociology of Indigenous Peoples.  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 and who are committed to working with indigenous students and communities.  We encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.  Visit soci.ubc.ca for information about the Department.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27147). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

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.

CRC (Tier 2) in GIS, Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities

24 Jul, 2017

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the UBC Department of Geography: GIS, Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities

 

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) with a specialization in Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities, to enhance existing departmental strengths in human geography. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-stream appointment made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree and will be an emerging scholar who is active in their field of research and whose profile and research proposal both meets CRC program criteria and demonstrates 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, and to contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

 

We seek a scholar specializing in the interactions between a) methodological innovations in Big Data, visual methodologies, or the cybernetic posthuman assemblages of the ‘Internet of Things,’ and b) social, legal, or institutional aspects of changing politics of knowledge production enabled by new geovisualization technologies deployed by corporations, governments, and social movements. The ideal candidate will have an established and innovative program of research that advances geographical and interdisciplinary perspectives and contributes to UBC’s strategic priorities and new initiatives in other units and programs such as First Nations and Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Sociology, the Bachelor of Media Studies, and the Science and Technology Studies Program.

 

The candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: digital humanities methods; GIS and society; spatial statistics; API programming techniques and social media analytics; data mining methods and Big Data; and cartography and geospatial data visualization.

 

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. The successful candidate should remain eligible to hold a Tier 2 CRC following approximately 12-18 months from their proposed UBC appointment start date. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

 

To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 nominees must: be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chairholders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

 

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

 

The CRC in Geospatial Big Data will 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, and UBC Geography has been ranked in the top 5 Geography Departments worldwide. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit www.arts.ubc.ca and for information about the Department of Geography, visit http://www.geog.ubc.ca.

 

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website

www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (Job ID: 27150). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order): a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a description of current and proposed research, a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, 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, Dr.

Ian McKendry, ian.mckendry@geog.ubc.ca. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018. The closing date for applications is September 18, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee.

 

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.

UBC-RITS “Introduction to Canada” – Sessional teaching

16 Jul, 2017

UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course in the 2017 Winter session, Term 1 (September – December 2017) to students in the Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program (UBC-RITS). For information about UBC-RITS, visit: http://rits.ubc.ca.

 

CDST 250A – 001 Introduction to Canada 

Approaches to the study of Canada from an interdisciplinary perspective, including cultural, political, historical, and economic dimensions. This course introduces the issues and debates that are at the heart of Canadian society.  Students will become familiar with some of the key cultural, social, political and economic issues that are unique to this country.

 

This course is scheduled on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

 

A minimum of an M.A. degree is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience; a record of effective teaching; and experience teaching students for whom English is not their first language.  Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

 

Applicants must provide:

–  a letter of application explaining how their research and teaching background qualifies them for the position, and describing their ability to work with a culturally diverse student population

–  a C.V., which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)

–  a proposed outline for CDST 250A

–  evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available)

 

In addition, applicants are asked to arrange to have two confidential letters of reference emailed directly by their referees to the address below.

 

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

 

This position is 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 $6,516 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.

 

Computational Linguistics (Instructor, tenure-track)

13 Jul, 2017

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin January 1, 2018, 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 successful candidate should have a primary specialization in Computational Linguistics, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Computational Linguistics with knowledge in at least three of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, and machine translation. We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights from Computational Linguistics with traditional areas of linguistic enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development, and teaching of a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

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/.

The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) is developing a new professional master-level stream in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum, and is expected to hold significant administrative responsibility for the program. The successful candidate will also teach and participate in the Department’s academic graduate and undergraduate programs, with a focus on educational leadership. The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour; the Department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details.

 

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, course evaluations, example of pedagogical materials, examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning), and a statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership (maximum one page), along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted electronically, via email to: edna.dharmaratne@ubc.ca (with “Computational Linguistics Search” in the subject line), by August 16, 2017.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address above. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.  Enquiries addressed to Dr. Bryan Gick, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Edna Dharmaratne, Administrator, may be sent to the same email address.

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

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

President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies

13 Jul, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Media Studies and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a major international impact in the Humanities; be a recognized leader in the field of Media Studies; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and innovative research program in Media Studies.

Media Studies considers mediation across the breadth of its history and diverse cultural contexts and addresses important epistemological and ontological questions in the context of a rapidly evolving and increasingly global media landscape. Since Media Studies represents an interdisciplinary cluster at UBC, the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate department or interdisciplinary unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate Bachelor of Media Studies degree program. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the development of the Bachelor of Media Studies degree and the research cluster associated with it. The candidate will also teach in their home department as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=27027. The closing date for applications is September 30, 2017 or once a suitable candidate is found. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, 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.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence.