Academic Postings

Music Theory (Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track)

27 Oct, 2019

The School of Music, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Associate or Assistant Professor in Music Theory, beginning July 1, 2020. We seek a versatile scholar who has a strong record of research productivity in music theory and whose specializations include one or more areas that will help diversify the activities of the Theory Division. This may include engagement with cross-disciplinary collaboration, inter-cultural issues, or marginalized groups. Applicants should have demonstrated aptitude for innovative teaching, graduate supervision, and collaborative curriculum development, and demonstrated engagement with issues of diversity or inclusion through research, mentoring, teaching, or community-based initiatives. A Ph.D. in Music Theory is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Theory Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.A. and Ph.D. programs in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis. Our theory faculty is known for contributions to theories of rhythm and meter, world music analysis, music cognition, corpus studies, and the theories and analysis of contemporary art music.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=164

Review of the applications will start on November 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send:

  • a letter of application and CV outlining research interests and achievements;
  • a concise record of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, and short descriptions (150-250 words each) outlining an upper-level undergraduate course and a graduate course they could offer to enrich our programs; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Writing samples may be requested at a later stage. Three referees should send confidential letters of recommendation by the deadline to music.secretary@ubc.ca. If you have any questions about the position, please contact John Roeder (john.roeder@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; qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Arabic Language and Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

17 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Arabic Language and Culture at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching courses and developing curriculum in Arabic language and culture.

Requirements include: advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic; a Ph.D. in Arabic Language, Arabic Applied Linguistics, Arabic language pedagogy, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational and leadership skills; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Arabic for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in community outreach, program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners of Arabic are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended) prior to the starting date. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to third-year undergraduate courses and the bulk of the annual teaching load will be courses in Arabic Language for both heritage and non-heritage learners, with occasional content courses taught in English. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with tenure-stream Asian Studies faculty in related areas of teaching and research, and with any future hires in the area.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, 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/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, 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, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare two sample teaching videos (one each for non-heritage and heritage learners), uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as unlisted videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals).

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 28, 2019. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2020.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website, https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/.  Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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.

Persian Language and Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

17 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Persian Language and Culture at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching courses and developing curriculum in Persian language and culture.

Requirements include: advanced proficiency in Persian; a Ph.D. in Persian Language and Linguistics, Persian Applied Linguistics, Persian language pedagogy, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational and leadership skills; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Persian for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in community outreach, program coordination and design, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners of Persian are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended) prior to the starting date. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to third-year undergraduate courses and the bulk of the annual teaching load will be courses in Persian Language for both heritage and non-heritage learners, with occasional content courses taught in English. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with tenure-stream Asian Studies faculty in South Asian and Persianate and Islamic history and culture, and with any future hires in the area of Persian/Iranian Studies.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, 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/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, 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, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare two sample teaching videos (one each for non-heritage and heritage learners), uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as unlisted videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 18, 2019.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2020.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website, https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/.  Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@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.

International Trade, Environmental Economics and Macroeconomics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

17 Oct, 2019

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for up to 2 tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  Starting date: July 1, 2020.

We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of International Trade, Environmental Economics and Macroeconomics. However, in truly exceptional cases, candidates working outside of these fields may be given consideration.

Qualifications: For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and in research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit their applications through EconJobMarket (https://econjobmarket.org).  The application link is https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6115.  The completed application on EJM will be transferred to us and processed.  In addition to the documents below you will be asked to indicate your primary and other research fields, and whether or not you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.  More detailed instructions and information about the School can be found on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca/people/job-postings/.   If you have questions regarding the ad or the application procedures please contact Anne Coates  (anne.coates[at]ubc[dot]ca) or our School Director, Patrick Francois (patrick.francois[at]ubc[dot]ca).

Applications must include:

– a c.v. which will include a publication record and links to current research papers
-a pdf versions of sample papers, including the paper you plan to  present at a recruiting seminar
-evidence of teaching effectiveness (will include a statement of teaching interests and experience. May include student evaluations of teaching, if available.)  For  further info see instructions on VSE or EJM website.
-a diversity statement (see VSE website for more details).
– at least 3 confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee

All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 15, 2019 for full consideration.  Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.  Application site will close November 20, 2019

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.

International Trade, Environmental Economics and Macroeconomics (Associate Professor, tenure-track)

17 Oct, 2019

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a senior professorial position, primarily at the Associate Professor level, but we may also consider truly exceptional candidates for appointment at the level of (Full) Professor. Our priority fields are International Trade, Environmental Economics and Macroeconomics; however, truly exceptional candidates working outside these fields may be given consideration. Starting date: July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., a distinguished international reputation, an outstanding record of publications in top-ranked journals, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and a track record of effective Ph.D. supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Candidates hired into tenured positions must be approved by the appropriate VSE Promotion and Tenure Committee and the university’s Senior Appointments Committee before the appointment can be tenured. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit their applications through EconJobMarket (https://econjobmarket.org). The application link is: https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6116. The completed application on EJM will be transferred to us and processed. In addition to the documents below you will be asked to indicate your primary and other research fields, and whether or not you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. More detailed instructions and information about the School can be found on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca/people/job-postings/.   If you have questions regarding the ad or the application procedures please contact Anne Coates  (anne.coates[at]ubc[dot]ca) or our School Director, Patrick Francois  (patrick.francois[at]ubc[dot]ca).

Applications must include:

– a c.v. which will include a publication record and links to current research papers
-a pdf version of the paper you plan to present at a recruiting seminar
-evidence of teaching effectiveness (normally student evaluations of teaching)
-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.

We require the names and contact information of at least 4 potential referees who can be contacted for an evaluation of the applicant’s work, should the applicant be shortlisted.

For full consideration, applicants should apply by November 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin on this date. The application site will close on November 20, 2019.

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.

 

Computational Linguistics (Lecturer)

4 Oct, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a Lecturer position in Computational Linguistics commencing as soon as January 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for the Lecturer position includes teaching plus service.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, and are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They should have experience building computational models of natural language using Python, and have experience running programming labs or other hands-on seminars. Significant experience building neural network models, serving as a class instructor, or creating curriculum relevant to computational linguistics would all be major assets for this position. Multidisciplinary experience (i.e. teaching or research involving more than one department) would also be very desirable.  Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, as well as fully participate in department affairs and service.

 

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, fieldwork, experimental linguistics and language acquisition, and a developing research and teaching capacity in computational linguistics. The Department is a centre for the study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (https://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in research and teaching and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

 

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. file size 3MB per document). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/faculty/.

 

Review of applications will begin soon after November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

Computational Linguistics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

4 Oct, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Linguistics to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in at least three of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, syntax and parsing, machine learning, machine translation, and low-resource languages. We especially encourage applicants who have experience combining insights from Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing with traditional areas of linguistic enquiry. Experience in the tech industry is considered an asset. The Department of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Master of Data Science (Departments of Computer Science and Statistics) has developed and is continuing to invest a new professional master-level stream in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this professional master-level program, as well as to the Linguistics Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/linguistics-program-description/), the Speech Sciences Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/speech-sciences-program-descriptions/) and the Cognitive Systems program (http://cogsys.ubc.ca/), and may participate in other programs administered by the Department as well.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate wll be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour; the Department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates that can bridge areas and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research and teaching statements, no more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted electronically, via email to: ling.admin@ubc.ca (with “Computational Linguistics Assistant Professor Search” in the subject line), by October 19, 2018.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address above. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Rose-Marie Dechaine, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, may be sent to the same email address.

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.

Chinese Language and Literature (Lecturer, Start Date: Jan 1, 2020)

1 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing January 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, 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, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

 

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese literature both as a survey course and with a focus on special topics or periods. Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language, research-intensive course, literature taught in Chinese, Chinese literature taught in English, as well as translation courses. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.

 

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

 

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should provide 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. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 1st, 2019.

 

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.

 

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

Chinese Language and Literature (Lecturer, Start Date: Sep 1, 2020)

1 Oct, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2020.

 

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, 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, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

 

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese literature both as a survey course and with a focus on special topics or periods. Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language, research-intensive course, literature taught in Chinese, Chinese literature taught in English, as well as translation courses. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.

 

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

 

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should provide 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. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 1st, 2019.

 

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.

 

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Social Work (Associate Professor, tenure-track)

1 Oct, 2019

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. Applicants are normally required to have a degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines, and have at least three years direct social work practice experience.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are seeking candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: critical clinical practice, topics relevant to Canadian Indigenous communities and Reconciliation, mental health, disability, social policy, community, social work and the digital world, social and international development, feminist practice, anti-racist practice, intersectional practice or practice with LGBTQ communities.  We are seeking candidates demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination and international connections are an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels, and to take a leadership role in program coordination within the School.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.ubc.ca. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted online by December 1, 2019 through the School of Social Work site at: https://sowk.air.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-recruitment-tenure/  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Donna Baines, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@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.