Department of Political Science

Introduction to Politics, Canadian Politics and Political Theory (Lecturer)

17 Nov, 2019

The Department of Political Science at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a Lecturer position to teach Introduction to Politics, Canadian Politics and Political Theory at the undergraduate level. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. This is a full-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 up to 8 courses per year (24 credits). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A completed Ph.D. in Political Science is required at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will be highly qualified to teach Canadian Politics and Political Theory. The Department of Political Science at UBC is committed to increasing Indigenous engagement within its curriculum, including by having instructors incorporate Indigenous scholarship and perspectives and the use of Indigenous content materials, which the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate as an element of their teaching practice.

To apply, applicants must upload online the following in order: an application letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement (maximum 2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summaries of teaching evaluations (official preferred), peer reviews of teaching, sample course material); and a 1 page statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/political-science-lecturer-position-2019/ Job ID: 35939.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the Department of Political Science care of Jeff Yupitun, Assistant to the Department Head, at poli.recruitment@ubc.ca. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department in a timely fashion, that this is an undergraduate teaching position, and that they should focus on undergraduate teaching qualifications. Review of applications begins on January 2, 2020, and will continue until the position is 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration (Associate Professor or Professor, tenure-track)

19 Sep, 2019

The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The chair will be provided with research funds and have a reduced teaching load for a seven-year term, which can be renewed* for an additional 7 year term. For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Global Migration and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a significant international impact; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; have demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and productive research program in Global Migration.

 

The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Political Science, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond. Migration is an interdisciplinary research excellence cluster at UBC, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the growth of this cluster. There also is the possibility of teaching in and contributing to other cognate units, including the possibility of a cross-appointment.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of major research contributions and current and future research programs, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), a 1 page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and names and addresses (e-mail addresses included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/presidents-excellence-chair-in-global-migration-application-form/ Job ID: 35313. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

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, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

*The name of the renewed Chair is subject to change.