First Year Programs

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Lecturers)

9 Nov, 2018

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver (UBC-V), seeks experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Lecturers with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2019, depending on course scheduling.

We expect to fill 5 positions for terms of up to three years.  The Lecturer position is a full-time appointment without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidates will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) per year in ASRW, with the possibility of some teaching assignments made in another unit in the Faculty of Arts, based on the needs of ASRW and the collaborating unit. In addition, the position will involve administrative responsibilities and service. In cases where extraordinary additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Chair, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. The Lecturer will work closely with the ASRW Chair and with other instructors in ASRW in a highly collaborative environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current minimum salary for full-time Lecturers is $63,600. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing is a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of disciplines in the academy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach several sections of WRDS 150 and WRDS 350 (see descriptions below) to students both within and outside the Faculty of Arts. Thus, we are particularly looking for applicants with backgrounds in research writing across undergraduate faculties, including Arts, Science, Engineering, and Commerce, or experience teaching academic writing to undergraduate students across the disciplines, in ways informed by current research on writing pedagogies. Successful candidates will work closely with other ASRW faculty to support student participation in research activities (e.g., student conferences), and they may be asked to contribute to other ASRW initiatives and to the further development of curriculum for undergraduate research writing.

WRDS 150 “Writing and Research in the Disciplines” is a 3-credit academic research and writing course that introduces students to the research culture of the university and to disciplinarity. Students learn the distinctive characteristics of scholarly prose and the styles of expression used by different disciplines; how and why scholars enter into conversation with each other in their research writing; and how students can apply scholarly style in their own writing as they begin to participate in the academic conversations of their future areas of specialization. Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing, with relevant representation from disciplines including STEM, the social sciences, commerce, humanities, and creative and performing arts. WRDS 150 meets first-year writing and communications degree requirements in several faculties across the university. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/)

WRDS 350 “Knowledge-Making in the Disciplines” is an advanced scholarly research and writing course that allows students to build on their existing knowledge of academic research and writing practices by studying specific features of scholarly writing relevant to their own interests and disciplines. Upper-year students, particularly transfer students, who have not yet satisfied their first-year degree requirement in writing, may do so through WRDS 350. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/advanced-courses/wrds-350/)

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 candidate are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application instructions

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including Writing and Discourse Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy studies, Communications) OR a doctorate and significant experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current research in writing pedagogy. We particularly welcome applications from applicants with experience teaching academic writing to students in disciplines including the social sciences, business, applied sciences, and sciences, and experience with or expertise in teaching academic writing to diverse student populations, including those for whom English is an additional language. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is also an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Candidates are asked to provide:

  1. a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
  3. a teaching dossier including,
    1. a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing
    2. evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
    3. proposed WRDS 150 syllabi, for 1) a section for students from outside the Faculty of Arts and 2) one for students within the Faculty of Arts. Each syllabus should include a description of the research area examined, a list of sample texts, and descriptions of sample assignments. For examples of syllabi of WRDS 150 sections currently being taught, see http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/
  4. a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Application materials must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage:  https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/.  Review of applications will begin on December 13 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “ASRW Lecturer” as the subject heading. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a teaching position and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on the applicant’s pedagogical expertise and experience, as well as research.

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

Academic Writing and Literary Studies (Lecturer)

2 Nov, 2018

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), seeks an experienced and innovative educator to join its faculty as a Lecturer, teaching academic writing and literary studies, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2019.

This appointment is a leave replacement for one year, from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. The Lecturer position is a full-time appointment without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments normally based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. In addition, the position will involve administrative responsibilities and service.

CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams. 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 conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach several sections of ASTU 100, and may also teach sections of WRDS 150 and/or ASTU 101, courses that teach academic research and writing. ASTU 100 lecturers are also responsible for facilitating collaborative teaching with CAP faculty from other disciplines in a given stream, and contributing to curriculum development, student engagement and support, and program initiatives within CAP.  Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100/101 courses. The Lecturer will work closely with the CAP Chair and with other instructors in CAP and First-Year Programs in a highly collaborative environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current minimum salary for full-time Lecturers is $63,600. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be submitted by noon on the application deadline: December 5, 2018:

  1. a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
  3. a teaching dossier including
    1. a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing and literature
    2. evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
    3. a proposed syllabus for ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including a description of the research topic examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments).

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by December 5, 2018 via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “CAP Lecturer” as the subject heading.

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 (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.