Academic Postings

Psychology (Research Associate)

28 Feb, 2019

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of a Research Associate.  Required qualifications are a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a strong record of research productivity in the area of clinical neuroscience. The successful candidate will take a lead role in a study of reward-related brain activity in Gambling Disorder using hybrid PET-MRI and will be expected to contribute to developing an innovative program of neurobehavioral and clinical research using this novel technology. Expertise in positron emission tomography (PET) using dopamine-specific tracers is, therefore, essential, as is research and/ or clinical expertise in Gambling Disorder and psychological assessment. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable, as is expertise in behavioural/ neuroeconomics and knowledge of advanced PET analytic methods. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and will be expected to participate fully in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate trainees. They will also be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team interact effectively with collaborators from other departments.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2019.

List documents to be submitted: CV; contact information of 3 references.

Applications should be directed to Dr. Catharine A. Winstanley (cwinstanley@psych.ubc.ca). The deadline to apply is March 29, 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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.

Family Studies (Lecturer)

7 Feb, 2019

The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Family Studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to three years, including 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 successful candidate will be expected to fulfill limited service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, primarily within the Family Studies minor. Teaching responsibilities would likely include two or more of the following: FMST 210: Family Context of Human Development, FMST 312: Parent-child Relationships, FMST 314: Relationship Development, FMST 441: Social Context of Child Development, SOCI 200: Sociology of Family and SOCI 220: Diversity in Family Forms. In collaboration with other faculty members, the successful candidate will work to strengthen the Department’s Family Studies curriculum by developing and teaching new courses that align with the life course framework of our Family Studies minor program. See: https://sociology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/sociology-programs/minor/

We prefer candidates with an extensive background in Family Studies and who have a completed PhD in Family Studies, Sociology or a cognate discipline before commencing the position, as well as experience teaching undergraduate courses in Family Studies. We have a particular interest in candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, which includes contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; and commitment to diversity.

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.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/y8fmbar4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by the deadline of March 15, 2019: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.), and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Family Studies.” Review of applications will begin soon after March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary 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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Economics (Instructor, tenure-track)

7 Feb, 2019

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The Instructor will be expected to teach a full course load per year (i.e. six 3-credit courses per year), which would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate field courses.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and will have experience in teaching undergraduate economics courses. The incumbent may also be asked to teach economics courses to graduate students in a multidisciplinary setting.  Expertise and experience in gender economics would be an asset.  Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development and/or course design.  Experience in pedagogical research, economics curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience with professional associations supporting economics education, is highly desirable.   The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work, with a preference for experience in media and communications.

This is a tenure-track position and 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/.

Application instructions and additional information about our school are available on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca. Applications will include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae including a record of courses taught
  • a teaching dossier which should include: a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, including candidate’s methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body, as well as evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations)
  • three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees.

All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 10, 2019.   Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Japanese as a second/foreign language (Lecturer)

25 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2019.

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 these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Japanese Language courses.

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.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language, Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics or related fields is preferred; extensive experience in teaching both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level in North America; evidence of excellent teaching ability; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese media, readings in modern Japanese Literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. 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 be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is 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 levels of Japanese language courses and two lesson plans for the classes in the video, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is March 31, 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.

Journalism (Instructor, tenure-track)

25 Jan, 2019

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, social justice, data, non-profit and public policy journalism as listed on our website: www.journalism.ubc.ca. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership. It involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum and program development, and innovation. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with evidence of teaching excellence in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development. They must have experience in the highest levels of professional practice and a track record of collaboration. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses currently on offer within the School of Journalism and to contribute to areas not currently covered, as well as the ability to participate fully in student supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC defines educational leadership broadly, and it may include outreach, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4 [see 4.04]). 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/.

How to apply:

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment):

The application dossier should include:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience in or potential contributions to educational leadership
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level (student evaluations, peer assessments, sample course syllabi, etc).
  • a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions

Please also indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/32564), Job ID: 32564.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/information-systems/hrms/browser-compatibility/).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with the subject line “Journalism Instructor 2019”.

Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.

Enquiries may be made to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 1, 2019.

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.

 

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.

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 2 (January to April 2020)

AFST 450R – African diasporic culture in Canadian society, fostering dialogue with members of African Canadian communities on cultural values, traditions, memory, adaptation and change

Course Description: This 3-credit course combines the study of historical evidence of the presence of African diasporic culture in Canadian society, reflection on the notion African diaspora and on various ways in which that notion has been viewed by political and cultural theorists, and the fostering of dialogue with members of African Canadian communities on cultural values, traditions, memory, adaptation and change. Students are encouraged not only to apply their classroom-based learning to their dialogue with members of African Canadian communities but also to challenge theoretical models and preconceived notions through the experience of discussing those models and notions with individuals, families and groups.

Scheduled: 2019W Term 2 (January – April 2020) 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, with particular emphasis on demonstrated links to African Canadian and/or diasporic communities.

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 450R” by March 1, 2019.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program 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.

Punjabi Language and Culture (Lecturer)

22 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in Punjabi language and culture, commencing September 1, 2019.

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. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 credits of Punjabi at the first- and second-year level plus an additional 12 credits of Punjabi language, film, literature in translation, or other content classes.

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.

Successful applicants must demonstrate excellent spoken and written command of Punjabi; ability to work in both of the scripts Punjabi is written in (Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi); a Master’s degree in an appropriate related field (preferably Punjabi language and/or literature-related); and teaching experience in North America at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching a South Asian language is required, as is experience teaching related content courses in English. Successful applicants must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. 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.

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

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and two lesson plans (one each for a lesson in first- and second-year Punjabi), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is February 28, 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.

German Language and Literature (Assistant Professor Without Review)

20 Jan, 2019

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in German language and literature. The specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have native or near-native command of German and be able to teach German at all levels as well as graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. The 2-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D., provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CENES. They will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching (12 credits = four 3-credit courses), and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events.  Information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CENES can be found at www.cenes.ubc.ca .

Applications are due by 20 February 2019 to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Applicants should provide the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample scholarly paper (maximum 15 pages), evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, 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. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for a teaching dossier.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly or via dossier service by their referees, by the above deadline, to cenes.adm@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department, Prof. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, at winthrop@mail.ubc.ca.