Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

Classical, Near Eastern, and Religion Studies (Instructor, tenure-track)

7 Sep, 2018

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership, rather than subject-focused research. The workload for a tenure-track Instructor includes a 6-course teaching assignment scheduled over the academic year. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

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

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach at least one of the languages currently taught in the department (with a preference for Biblical Hebrew or Latin), as well as courses in etymology and/or mythology (Classical and/or Near Eastern). The successful candidate must have a record of teaching excellence and should have an interest in expanding high-enrolment and/or online courses. The successful applicant must have either (a) a doctoral degree in any field taught by the department, or (b) a master’s degree in such a field and a doctoral degree in curriculum or pedagogy. Digital humanities skills would be an asset.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a syllabus for a course you’ve taught or designed, a one-page statement about your experience in and approach to educational leadership, and a 500-word outline for a new course at the first- or second-year level. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for additional materials indicating teaching excellence. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Department Head, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at cners.head(at)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.

Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (Sessional Lecturers)

28 Mar, 2018

For the 2018/19 Academic Year, it is the intention of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies to offer the following courses as part of their program:                                         

Course         Title   Days Times  Cap
LATN 101 002 First Year Latin I Term 1 MWF 10am-11am 30
LATN 101 004 First Year Latin I Term 1 MWF 1pm-2pm 30
LATN 101 005 First Year Latin I Term 2 MWF 12pm-1pm 30
LATN 102 002 First Year Latin II Term 2 MWF 1pm-2pm 30
LATN 350 001 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Prose) Term 1 MWF 10am-11am 30
CLST 501 001 Topography and Monuments of Athens Term 1 Th 2pm-5pm 15
HEBR 101 001 First Year Hebrew I Term 1 MWF 10am-11am 30
HEBR 102 001 First Year Hebrew II Term 2 MWF 1pm-2pm 24
NEST 315 001 Introduction to Akkadian Term 2 MWF 9am-10am 30
RELG 307 001 Sex, Lies, and Violence in the Hebrew Bible Term 1 TTh 9:30am-11am 65

Please note that additional courses may become available at a later date.

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies invites applications to teach the above courses during Winter Session Term 1 (Sept-Dec 2018) and Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2019). Submit applications electronically to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “2018W Sessionals” in the subject line.  Applications must include an up-to-date CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three referees.

Applications must be received NO LATER THAN MONDAY April 9, 2018 AT 4:30PM

Details of courses can be found at http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca/courses

The times and days indicated above cannot under any circumstances be changed. 

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 2018W will be $6,915.00 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.

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.