Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

First Nations and Indigenous Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Nov, 2018

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureship for the 2018 Winter Term 2 in the teaching of the following First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) course:

FNIS 453 101 Indigenous Legal Traditions

For more details on this course please visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main;jsessionid=yLNEFnj965nFwMpBwgicoNOb?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=3&dept=FNIS&course=453 for scheduled lecture times.

A minimum of ABD or PhD in a relevant field is required and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Courses taught must be consistent with other sections offered in FNIS. Please note that this is a course that focuses specifically on Indigenous legal systems and traditions of law and governance, not those of the settler state. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include the following in their application package:

  • A cover letter indicating a clear relevancy of their expertise to the specific priorities of our program, and the course(s) they are interested in teaching
  • A curriculum vitae that includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Names and contact information from three referees

Further materials may be requested from finalists including, but not limited to:

  • Sample outlines
  • Letters of recommendations (academic and community)

Please send application materials to cis.recruitment@ubc.ca.

For information please visit http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/

Deadline: 4pm, Friday, November 30, 2018.  

 All positions are 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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

19 Jun, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

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

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

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.