Academic Postings

Economics (Associate Professor)

20 Oct, 2017

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Associate Professor

Categories/Specialties:

  • Public Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Behavioural/Experimental Economics
  • Applied Market Design

Deadline: 2017-11-20

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 Professor.  Our priority fields are Public Economics, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics (theoretical and experimental), and market design, however truly exceptional candidates working outside these fields may be given consideration.  Starting date: July 1, 2018.  The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications:  For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, the candidate 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.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness and samples of research papers. We encourage anyone who desires to also include a one page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

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

Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at https://www.economics.ubc.ca.   All application materials should be submitted by November 20, 2017.  Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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.

Premodern Chinese Literature (Assistant Professor)

19 Oct, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Chinese Literature. Field of expertise is open, but applications from specialists in narrative fiction or drama/theatre from the middle period to late imperial period are particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

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

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a 1-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; one writing sample (maximum 30 pages); two sample course syllabi; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline to the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 21, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

 

All application materials should be submitted electronically by November 21, 2017 to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “Premodern Chinese Lit” in the subject line.

 

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

History Department – Sessional Lecturer positions (2018S and 2018W)

17 Oct, 2017

Call for applications to teach in:

Summer Session Term One (14 May to 29 June 2018)

Summer Session Term Two (3 July to 18 August 2018)

Winter Session Term One (September to December 2018)

Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2019)

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2018 Summer Session and the 2018-2019 Winter Session. 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 $6,779.

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 2018.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) they wish to teach. 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 Department, University of British Columbia

Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

history.sessionals@ubc.ca

For further information on the sessional programme, please contact:

Prof. Jessica Wang, Jessica.wang@ubc.ca, Sessional Chair, History Department

Deadline for applications: Friday, 10 November 2017

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. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

 

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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.

Canadian Studies at UBC – Sessional teaching, 2017W T2

17 Oct, 2017

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course in the 2017 Winter session, Term 2 (January – April 2018) in the Canadian Studies Program:

CDST 350B-201   Linguistic Identity in Canada     (3 credits)

Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines Linguistics, History, Politics, Literature, and Film, this course looks at what defines Canada in terms of language, both as a symbolic resource and as real tool in the performance and contestation of identity.

Students will become familiar with some of the linguistic issues that are key to this country, such as bilingualism and nation-building narrative, First Nations Languages, multiculturalism and immigration, public policy and national identity, and language curriculum.

 

This course is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field is required. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants must provide:

–  a letter of application explaining how their research and teaching background qualifies them for the position, and describing their ability to work with a culturally diverse student population

–  a C.V., which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)

–  a proposed outline for CDST 350B

–  evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available)

 

In addition, applicants are asked to arrange to have two confidential letters of reference emailed directly by their referees to the address below.

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to Prof. André Lamontagne, Chair of the Canadian Studies Program, at: andre.lamontagne@ubc.ca by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

 

This position is 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 $6,516 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.

For information about Canadian Studies @ UBC, visit: http://canadianstudies.ubc.ca/.

 

[Note: The revised minimum salary for a Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is $6,779 per 3-credit course. Revised scales posted Oct 17/17.]

GRSJ sessional postings 2017W T2 (Jan-Apr 2018)

17 Oct, 2017

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) seeks applicants for the following sessional appointments in 2017 Winter, Term 2.

Applicants must hold a PhD or have advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline. PhD candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Appointments are subject to budgetary constraints. Salary depends on rank and experience.

Winter 2017 Courses Term 2:

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 320 001* Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies 3 Tue / Thu: 9:30-11:00 am
GRSJ 410 201 Religious Feminism 3 Wed: 3:00-6:00 pm

* This course is a writing-intensive course and a teaching assistant will be assigned to this class.

Applications must include:

a. Brief letter of teaching preference, outlining your experience relevant to the course(s) you are applying for;

b. Brief outline of the course(s) – maximum one page;

c. Curriculum vitae (CV);

d. Recent teaching evaluations;

e. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two referees.

 

Please submit all your application materials as one pdf attachment to GRSJ Administrator (grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca) by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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 $6,516.08 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

[Note: The revised minimum salary for a Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is $6,779 per 3-credit course. Revised scales posted Oct 17/17.]

Arts One Program (internal call for tenure-stream faculty, starting Fall 2018)

17 Oct, 2017

Call for Tenure Stream Faculty to Teach in Arts One Starting Fall 2018 – [“GROUP B”]

The Arts One program at UBC is seeking tenure-stream faculty members to start in the Fall of 2018. We are seeking expressions of interest, and would then work with the faculty member and their department Head to determine if there would be a good fit with the teaching team and if the department can release the faculty member for the duration of their time with Arts One. We would ideally like to find people who can commit to one or more years of teaching in Arts One. Faculty in all disciplines are welcome.

The Arts One program is a team-taught, interdisciplinary program for first-year students in the Faculty of Arts. Students earn 18 credits in Arts One, over two terms: six credits each in first-year English, History and Philosophy. There are two teaching teams of 4-5 faculty members, each with its own theme and reading list from various historical periods and cultural traditions. Each week there is a two-hour lecture on a book, a film, a set of poems, or some other work. Then, students meet in groups of no more than 20 for seminar discussions on that work, twice a week. There are also weekly tutorial meetings of four students plus their seminar leader, to do peer review of students’ essays (each student writes twelve 1,500-2,000 word essays and a final capstone paper in the course of the year).

The four- or five-member teaching team works together on a theme and reading list, and each member of the teaching team is responsible for four or five of the two-hour lectures during the year.

For the Fall of 2018, we are seeking tenure-stream faculty members for a team that already has the following confirmed members:

Robert Crawford, Political Science

John Barker, Anthropology

Brianne Orr Alvarez, French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies

The theme for next year will be “Authority and Resistance” (Tap here for theme). We would work with the new faculty member(s) to develop a reading list for next year, beginning Fall 2018.

Please indicate expressions of interest in an email to Tom Kemple, Chair of Arts One, at kemple@ubc.ca, by November 15, 2017. If you have any questions you’d like to ask about Arts One, or teaching in the program, please send those to Tom as well. You are also welcome to check out current themes and reading lists on our course website at http://artsone.arts.ubc.ca/themes/201718-2/.

 

Call for Tenure Stream Faculty to Teach in Arts One Starting Fall 2018 – [“GROUP A”]
The Arts One program at UBC is seeking tenure-stream faculty members to start in the Fall of 2018. We are seeking expressions of interest, and would then work with the faculty member and their department Head to determine if there would be a good fit with the teaching team and if the department can release the faculty member for the duration of their time with Arts One. We would ideally like to find people who can commit to two years of teaching in Arts One. Faculty in all disciplines are welcome.

The Arts One program is a team-taught, interdisciplinary program for first-year students in the Faculty of Arts. Students earn 18 credits in Arts One, over two terms: six credits each in first-year English, History and Philosophy. There are two teaching teams of 4-5 faculty members, each with its own theme and reading list from various historical periods and cultural traditions. Each week there is a two-hour lecture on a book, a film, a set of poems, or some other work. Then, students meet in groups of no more than 20 for seminar discussions on that work, twice a week. There are also weekly tutorial meetings of four students plus their seminar leader, to do peer review of students’ essays (each student writes twelve 1500-2000 word essays and a final capstone paper in the course of the year).

The four- or five-member teaching team works together on a theme and reading list, and each member of the teaching team is responsible for four or five of the two-hour lectures during the year.

For the Fall of 2018, we are seeking tenure-stream faculty members for a team that already has the following confirmed members:

Brandon Konoval, School of Music

Gavin Paul, English

Some themes that have been considered so far are “Certainty and Chance” or “Border/crossings.” We would work with the new faculty members to develop a new theme and reading list that will run for two years, Fall 2018-Spring 2020.

Please indicate expressions of interest in an email to Tom Kemple, Chair of Arts One, at kemple@ubc.ca, by November 1, 2017. If you have any questions you’d like to ask about Arts One, or teaching in the program, please send those to Tom as well. You are also welcome to check out current themes and reading lists on our course website at http://artsone.arts.ubc.ca/themes/201718-2/.

 

Social Work (tenure-stream Associate Professor)

10 Oct, 2017

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, 2018. Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: health, mental health, disability, law and social work, social and international development, feminist practice, or practice with LGBTQ communities; and those with 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 is 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 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27906. 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 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, 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.

Geographical Science – Micrometeorology (Assistant Professor)

3 Oct, 2017

Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites application for a tenure-track position in Geographical Sciences (Micrometeorology) at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have research and teaching interests in micrometeorology and land-atmosphere interactions that complement existing departmental strengths in the measurement and analysis of boundary layer and urban climates, land surface processes, hydrology, biogeography, and human impacts on the environment. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence and high promise in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, use innovative measurement techniques, and contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in atmospheric science or a strongly related natural science field. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27828/. They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Merje Kuus, kuus@geog.ubc.ca.

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

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.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.

UBC-RITS (part-time Teaching Assistants, 2017W Term 2)

26 Sep, 2017

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program (UBC-RITS) invites applications for part-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships for Winter Term 2, January – April 2018.  The successful candidates will be responsible for planning and delivering language tutorials on a weekly basis to support students in ASTU 201 (Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies) and ASTU 202/GEOG 281 (Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives).  Eligibility and qualifications: Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full time graduate students and must have experience tutoring and/or teaching English language learners in academic contexts. Formal training and teaching in TESL is preferred.  Application deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017.***

For full details of these positions, click here to download the posting [with revised deadline].

***NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to 9:00am, Monday, October 16, 2017.

Japanese Applied Linguistics

21 Sep, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels as well as coordinating portions of the Japanese-language program, one of the largest of its kind in North America.

 

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English; a PhD in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Japanese 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 program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Japanese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. Teaching expertise in Japanese translation studies will also be an asset for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

 

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year.  Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses, including CBI courses taught in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Japanese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned program coordination duties. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

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 in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream 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 post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to YouTube and classified “Unlisted,” 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.

 

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 November 14, 2017.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018. All application materials should be submitted electronically 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.