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.

Latin Language and Literature (Assistant Professor Without Review)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in Latin language and literature.  The successful candidate must be able to teach Latin at all levels, and courses on topics such as Latin literature, myth, ancient women, classical reception, classics in the media, and/or another area of specialization. The 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Reappointment will be subject to excellent performance and availability of funds.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D., provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS.  S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching (12 credits = four 3-credit courses), and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events.  Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted by April 23, 2018 to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca with the subject line “Latin Lit. position.”  Applicants should provide the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages), and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca with the subject line: “Latin Lit. position.”

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

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

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.