Department of English

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.

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.