Department of History

Modern Japanese History (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

2 Nov, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History. Open to all specializations, we are particularly interested in candidates who place Japan in broader regional contexts and whose work complements or expands existing strengths in the Department. Expected start date is July 1, 2019. 

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31796.    Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Japanese History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by December 6, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Timothy Cheek, by email at t.cheek@ubc.ca

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and 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 of Canada will be given priority.

History (Sessional Lecturers)

14 Sep, 2018

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2019 Summer Session and the 2019-2020 Winter Session:

  • Summer Session Term One (13 May to 28 June 2019)
  • Summer Session Term Two (2 July to 17 August 2019)
  • Winter Session Term One (September to December 2019)
  • Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2020)

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. The minimum salary for a 3-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $6,915.

New candidates should include a letter of application, sample course outlines, teaching evaluations, a curriculum vitae, and, if they do not yet hold a Ph.D., a transcript of their academic record. The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhere. Applicants should indicate which of the History Department’s courses they are interested in teaching. A list of courses is available in the UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=HIST.   While we ask for all these materials from new applicants, those who have taught for us before can simply indicate the courses they are interested in teaching along with an updated C.V., and we can re-use existing application materials.

Decisions on course offerings will be made once the department has reviewed recent enrolments and assessed student demand. Because of budgetary constraints, the number of positions available is limited. We will announce our decisions sometime in January 2019.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) they wish to teach. New applicants should ask three referees to forward confidential letters of recommendation under separate cover. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Janet Mui, Administrative Support  history.sessionals@ubc.ca
History Department, University of British Columbia
Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

For further information on the sessional programme, please contact: Prof. Eagle Glassheim, history.head@ubc.ca, Head, History Department

Deadline for applications: Friday, 9 November 2018

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  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.

History of Capitalism (Assistant Professor)

25 Jun, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Capitalism before 1800, with an expected start date of July 1 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys, including HIST 108, The Global History of Capitalism. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30300.  Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Capitalism Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by October 15, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon, by email at Joy.Dixon@ubc.ca

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and 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 of Canada will be given priority.

History of the Modern Middle East (Assistant Professor)

25 Jun, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of the modern Middle East, with an expected start date of July 1 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30298. Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for a broad introductory undergraduate course on modern Middle Eastern history, a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Middle East Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by September 1, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Steven Lee, by email at stevenhl@mail.ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and 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 of Canada will be given priority.

History (Instructor, tenure-track)

6 Jul, 2017

The Department of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor whose scholarship concerns war, conflict, or mass violence in non-Western contexts. This position offers opportunities to pursue a career in teaching and educational leadership at the university level, with engagement in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained historian of the non-Western world, able to demonstrate an ability to design and teach innovative courses on war and its social, political, and/or cultural dimensions. The position entails a teaching load of six courses throughout the year (18 credits). This load comprises first-year undergraduate History courses with a global focus at UBC Vantage College as well as undergraduate courses at various levels (including third- and fourth-year) in the Department of History.

The incumbent’s academic appointment will be in the Department of History (http://www.history.ubc.ca), but they are expected to dedicate 2/3 of teaching workload towards the Arts stream of the University’s international program, Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students, as well as to making substantial contributions to curriculum development and course design are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching international students, engagement with professional associations supporting history education, and experience with collaborative teaching and learning initiatives, research in pedagogy, arts curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies into the curriculum are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, educational leadership, and service across both units.

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/

Applications are to be submitted online by 16 October 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/26908. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent in care of Ms Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, by the same deadline. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Instructor Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

Enquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of: Dr. Arlene Sindelar, Chair, Instructor Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia; arlene.sindelar@ubc.ca

Review of applications will begin soon after 16 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected starting date is 1 July 2018.

 

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.