Academic Postings

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professors, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2019

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in clinical psychology, which will begin July 1, 2020.

Candidates must hold a PhD from an accredited clinical training program (including an APA- or CPA-accredited internship) before starting either position. They will also be required to obtain registration as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia once their formal appointment begins.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records who would enhance our research-oriented CPA-accredited doctoral program. Both positions are open with regard to clinical research specialization. For both positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements existing strengths of our clinical program and bridges clinical psychology to other areas of the department (psych.ubc.ca/people). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching; provide effective clinical and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Psychology’s Internal Resources website at: https://psyc.air.arts.ubc.ca/jobid34708/. Applicants should upload the required documents by the deadline in this order: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. We also ask applicants to include a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

The positions are 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.

 

 

Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2019

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in developmental psychology, which will begin July 1, 2020.

Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of developmental psychology, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on language development, including perceptual and conceptual development. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/people). We especially  encourage applications from candidates who use diverse methodologies (e.g., behavioural, computational, neuroimaging) and who can contribute to UBC’s Language Sciences Initiative (languagesciences.ubc.ca). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Psychology’s Internal Resources website at: https://psyc.air.arts.ubc.ca/jobid34709/. Applicants should upload the required documents by the deadline in this order: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. We also ask applicants to include a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

The 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.

Coordinated Arts Program (Sessional Lecturers)

22 Jul, 2019

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts’ First-Year Programs at the University of British Columbia invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the 2019/2020 Winter Session to cover two sections in the Global Citizens stream (term 1 & term 2), with the total number of sections available subject to enrolment. Available sections are:

ASTU 100 G02; 9:30 – 11:00, Tues/Thurs (Term 1 & 2)

ASTU 100 G03; 11:00 – 12:30, Tues/Thurs (Term 1 & 2)

ASTU 100 is a 6-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts’ writing and literature requirements by teaching academic writing and research through the study of literature. Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100 courses: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/astu-100/

To see the current course description for the available sections of ASTU 100, see https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/global-citizens2/. 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 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • 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 course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, 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 your availability for one or both sections.
  • 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 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)

Applicants may also be interested in applying to teach available sections of WRDS 150, offered by Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) unit of First-Year Programs. Applicants who wish to be considered for sections of WRDS 150 as well as an ASTU 100 should also include a sample course outline for a non-Arts section. See here for more information: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/

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/

Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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.

 

 

Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies

21 Jun, 2019

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of the Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The administrative appointment as Head is typically for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointable at a senior professorial rank. CENES offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including MA and PhD in German Studies, BA in German and Modern European Studies, and Minors in German, Russian and Scandinavian Studies.

We seek applicants who have a PhD degree, a distinguished record of research publications and scholarly activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor (or Associate Professor at a senior level may be considered). The area of specialization in the field of German Studies is open, but a proven interest in Scandinavian or Nordic Studies will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, and have attained wide recognition, nationally and internationally, in the field(s) of their scholarly interest. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity and to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. Demonstrated administrative skills and experience are a requirement, and prior involvement in leadership will be considered an asset.

How to apply: Apply online by August 26, 2019 at: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=1791. Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, (d) vision for a language and literature department in a research-intensive University, and (e) experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants are also asked to provide the names and contact information for at least four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the CENES headship position and a professorial appointment.

Enquiries may be directed to Associate Dean Gillian Creese, via email to arts.headships@ubc.ca with “CENES Head search” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in August 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. At a later stage of the search process, longlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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/.

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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Jun, 2019

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for Sessional Lecturers to teach sections of WRDS 150: Writing and Research in the Disciplines in 2019/2020 Winter session Term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2019). The final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment. Available sections are:

  • WRDS 150 section 633 for non-Arts students, MWF, 11:00-12:00
  • WRDS 150 section 663 for non-Arts students, MWF, 2:00-3:00
  • WRDS 150 section 11B for Arts students, TuTh, 9:30-11:00
  • WRDS 150 section 12A for Arts Students, TuTh 11:00-12:30
  • WRDS 150 section 732 for non-Arts students, TuTh, 2:00-3:00

Term 2 courses may also become available.

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. ASRW offers distinct sections for students registered in the Faculty of Arts and students in non-Arts faculties.

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.  Relevant experience in business and technical writing and/or science communication would be an asset. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill at Laurie.McNeill@ubc.ca

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability and preferences for the particular sections offered
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages) and, if available, peer evaluation of teaching. The Committee will consult UBC student evaluations of teaching.

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating which of the advertised sections you are available to teach
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

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 July 4, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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.

Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

13 Jun, 2019

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track Educational Leadership position in Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture at the rank of Instructor. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

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/.

Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. programs in arts or humanities are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: English, Women’s and/or Gender and/or Transgender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, African Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communications, and Media and/or Cultural Studies. An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required. Candidates’ doctoral research and coursework should be focused on Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture Studies with an area of specialization including any of the following: Science fiction, gender studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, and/or social media & digital storytelling. A commitment to and involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Experience in teaching online and the development of Online Learning curriculum is required.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with expertise or evidence of potential in teaching and educational leadership (curriculum development & pedagogical innovation) expertise related to feminist media studies in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects that are relevant to the growing diversity of Canadian society and the consequences of globalism, neoliberalism and transnationalism.

The GRSJ Institute (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) is currently building capacity in feminist media and literature. Opportunities exist to contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as collaborations with initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly.

Major criteria in selection will be demonstration or promise of excellence in educational leadership and undergraduate teaching in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Institute, and to contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to ongoing curriculum, program development, and other teaching and learning initiatives. Experience with undergraduate advising and administration of programming will be considered an asset.

Anticipated position start date: September 1, 2019

Applications should be submitted to our department’s online application portal, found here https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/instructor-1-feminist-media/.

Applicants should be prepared to upload, in the following order: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations), and 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.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the GRSJ Institute at (grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca). Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Institute in a timely fashion, that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Review of applications begins on July 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit: www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva, Director & Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ): sji.director@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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Phonetics (Postdoctoral Fellowship)

11 Jun, 2019

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Phonetics, to commence no later than September 1, 2019.

These positions may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of performance. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory directed by Prof. Bryan Gick. Expertise in one or more areas relevant to the lab’s research is required, including articulatory phonetics, motor control, neurophysiology, biomechanics, experimental methods or computational modeling of speech. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach at least one course, including at least one research-based seminar in a topic of their choice. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, 2 sample publications, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. The cover letter should include a statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted online at: https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/postdoctoral. In addition, applicants should arrange for two or three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by July 8, 2019. Please include “Phonetics Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Bryan Gick at gick@mail.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.

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Sessional Lecturers)

3 Jun, 2019

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) invites applicants for sessional lecturers to teach the following courses in 2019-2020 academic year.

Winter 2019 Courses:
(Please see the GRSJ website for course descriptions https://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/undergraduate/gender-race-and-social-justice/grsj-course-descriptions/)

 

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 102 002 Global Issues in Social Justice 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am
GRSJ 300 901 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1 – Wed: 5:00-8:00pm
GRSJ 301 102 Gender, Race and Indigeneity in Canada 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 305 001 Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 310 001 Gender, Race, Social Justice and Health 3 Term 1 – Wed: 3:00-6:00pm
GRSJ 311 001 African/Black Women in the Americas 3 Term 2 – Wed: 4:00 – 7:00pm
GRSJ 326 001 The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Building 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 9:30 – 11:00am
GRSJ 327 001 Theories of Representation and Difference 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 12:30 – 2:00pm
GRSJ 328 Theories of Subjectivity 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
CSIS 200 001 Critical Engagements in Sexuality Studies 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
CSIS 300 101 Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality 3 Term 1 – Mon: 3:00-6:00pm
GRSJ 224F 99A Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 1 – online
GRSJ 224F 99C Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2 – online
GRSJ 300 99A Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1 – online
GRSJ 300 99C Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 2 – online

 

* Online courses are taught on Canvas and instructors will be working with an existing syllabus, content, and course materials. Instructors will create their own deadlines, course policies, special instructions etc.

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.

All applications must include:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for each course[1]
  • Recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by June 23th, 2019. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instruction provided on the application webpage: https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/winter-application-instructors/.

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 $6,915 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

[1] 1-page description is not required for online courses

Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

21 Feb, 2019

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced research scholars, arts practitioners, and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date as early as July 2019.

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, the Institute is committed to Indigenous self-determination, language revitalization, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, critical theory and experiential practice, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs—First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL), First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS), and the Musqueam Language Program (MLP)—is available through the CIS web portal, http://cis.arts.ubc.ca. The new Director will provide leadership for envisioning the future of CIS and strengthening the initiatives of and relationships between its affiliated units, and will work collaboratively with Musqueam and other Indigenous communities and organizations on program development.

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

We seek applicants who have a PhD or a terminal degree in their fields, a distinguished record of research publications and/or creative and professional activities commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate potential for leadership in an academic setting. Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. An appreciation of the foundational relationship between UBC’s Vancouver campus and the Musqueam community is essential; candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their prior experience in building and maintaining trusting engagement and open communication with Indigenous communities and organizations.

We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to supporting and advancing areas of research and transformative teaching represented in the Institute, including Indigenous philosophies, politics, policy and social change; ethical research practices; applied linguistics; language revitalization; community-engaged and land-based learning; gender and sexuality; geography; law and justice; Indigenous histories; Pacific Indigeneity; Indigenous new media; literature and the arts. These are current areas of strength, but we are eager to build on and expand our range of disciplinary contributions, and we encourage scholars in other research and teaching areas to apply.

The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who supports robust interdisciplinary research and teaching rooted in serious scholarly engagement with communities, community requests, and concerns, and who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners alike. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include outreach to Indigenous communities and organizations, recruiting, evaluating, and retaining faculty, developing Institute-wide initiatives and enhancing broader Faculty and University initiatives, maintaining respectful relationships with our Musqueam hosts and other Indigenous communities, and overseeing the community well-being, educational programs, research initiatives, and the financial health of the unit.

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

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to Laurie Sterritt by March 26, 2019 via email (laurie@leadersinternational.com) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

Review of applications will begin in March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic and creative 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 status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, and/or age.

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

Download a .pdf of the position profile here.

African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

24 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2019 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2019)

 AFST 250A – Introduction to African Studies

Course Description:AFST 250 is an introductory course designed to provide students with background information and critical approaches that will enable them to participate in academic discussions and take more advanced courses in the field of African Studies. It will emphasize critical thinking and seek to foster an awareness of the conceptual challenges involved in our attempts to understand the complexities of African Studies.

Scheduled: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00

 Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields,

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach). Please also indicate if you are employed elsewhere on campus.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline for this course
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 250A” by March 1, 2019.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program and the course please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@ubc.ca. 

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 $6,915 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.