First Year Programs

Coordinated Arts Program (Sessional Lecturers)

11 Oct, 2018

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the 2018 Winter Session to cover the two sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream, with the total number of sections available subject to enrolment. Available sections are:

  • ASTU 100 G02; 11 – 12, M/W/F
  • ASTU 100 G03; 2 – 3, M/W/F

ASTU 100 is a six-credit course, and the successful candidate will therefore be joining a course already in progress and will need to design a course that not only meets the required outcomes of ASTU 100, but that also will provide continuity with term 1. To see the current course description for these two sections of ASTU 100, see https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/global-citizens/. For more information about ASTU 100 in general, see https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/astu-100/. To learn more about CAP, a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams, see our website: http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/

Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls 20-25 first year Arts students. Teaching these sections also entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in a given stream.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD* in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, and literary and cultural studies. Preference will be given to applicants with university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching both literature and academic writing, using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. *PhD candidates who have ABD status and are in the final months of completing their degree requirements may also be considered; please indicate defense date. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer teaching ASTU 100, ASTU 101in CAP or WRDS 150:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability for one or both sections.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including how your course would complement the course’s first semester focus on “Literature and Memory,” a list of sample texts, and descriptions of sample assignments).

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer-review of teaching reports, if available.

If you have not previously taught ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating how many sections you would be able to teach.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including how your course would complement the course’s first semester focus on “Literature and Memory,” a list of sample texts, and descriptions of sample assignments).
  • statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing and literature
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files by noon on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/. Inquiries may be addressed to Jennifer Suratos at admin.fyp@ubc.ca.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” 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.

 

Coordinated Arts Program (Instructor, tenure-track)

17 Sep, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the rank of Instructor (in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream; see: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/). The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities in the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP), teaching Arts Studies (ASTU) 100 and 101, and will be appointed and expected to teach some courses in a department of their disciplinary specialization.

CAP is a learning community program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, Arts Studies (ASTU) 100, a 6-credit course which addresses academic research and writing through the study of literature (meeting the Faculty of Arts’ degree requirements for both literature and academic writing). The course also fosters multidisciplinary collaborations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. CAP fosters excellence and innovation in teaching and learning experiences for both students and faculty.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in literary or cultural studies or a closely related field, open to any national literature or period, and a background in teaching academic writing using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development and the first-year experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership; they will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum, and are expected to hold significant administrative responsibility for the program.

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 are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching dossier that includes: a teaching statement related to the teaching of writing and literature, course evaluations and peer-review of teaching reports if available, examples of pedagogical materials, examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning),
  • a statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership (maximum one page)
  • a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions

Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address below. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.  Enquiries addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Jennifer Suratos, may be sent to admin.fyp@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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lectureships, 2018 Summer and 2018 Winter)

8 Feb, 2018

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver, invites applications for full- or part-time sessional lectureships to teach sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) in the 2018 Summer session (Term 1: May 14-June 30, 2018 and Term 2: July 3-August 23, 2018)—and 2018/2019 Winter session (Term 1: Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2018 and Term 2: Jan 1 – April 30, 2019). There are a number of sections available; however, the final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment.  For details, please consult the full posting here.