Academic Postings

Asian Philosophy (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

18 Sep, 2018

The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position). AOS: Asian Philosophy. AOC: Open. We welcome applications from philosophers who specialize in the philosophical traditions of East Asia and/or South Asia. A Ph.D. in Philosophy or other relevant field (e.g., Asian Studies, Religion) prior to taking up the position is required. Start date: July 1, 2019.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program in Asian philosophy, to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Asian philosophy, and to supervise Ph.D. dissertations in Asian philosophy. The standard teaching load is four one-semester courses annually. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The UBC Department of Philosophy is an outstanding mid-size department with numerous research and teaching strengths. It is located in the Faculty of Arts, which includes many departments regarded as leaders in Canada and ranked in the top 20 or 30 in the world.  For information about the Department, visit: http://philosophy.ubc.ca.

UBC’s Asian Studies Department is the flagship Asian Studies Department in Canada and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in North America. It offers extensive language programs in East Asian and South Asian languages. Many opportunities exist for the successful applicant to build bridges between Philosophy and Asian Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For information about the Asian Studies Department, visit: http://asia.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 through the UBC Faculty careers website (https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31286). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching statement (including evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness), and a research statement (a description of current and proposed research).

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Philosophy Department Manager of Administration, Erika Yep, at phil.adm@ubc.ca or mailed to: Erika Yep (Asian Philosophy Search), Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z1. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department by the application deadline.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Matt Bedke, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (email: matt.bedke@ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Erika Yep, Philosophy Department Manager of Administration (email: phil.adm@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.

 

Coordinated Arts Program (Instructor, tenure-track)

17 Sep, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2019, with appointment at the rank of Instructor (in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream; see: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/). The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities in the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP), teaching Arts Studies (ASTU) 100 and 101, and will be appointed and expected to teach some courses in a department of their disciplinary specialization.

CAP is a learning community program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, Arts Studies (ASTU) 100, a 6-credit course which addresses academic research and writing through the study of literature (meeting the Faculty of Arts’ degree requirements for both literature and academic writing). The course also fosters multidisciplinary collaborations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. CAP fosters excellence and innovation in teaching and learning experiences for both students and faculty.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in literary or cultural studies or a closely related field, open to any national literature or period, and a background in teaching academic writing using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development and the first-year experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership; they will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum, and are expected to hold significant administrative responsibility for the program.

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/.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching dossier that includes: a teaching statement related to the teaching of writing and literature, course evaluations and peer-review of teaching reports if available, examples of pedagogical materials, examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning),
  • a statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership (maximum one page)
  • a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions

Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs. 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 January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address below. 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 addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Jennifer Suratos, may be sent to admin.fyp@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.

History (Sessional Lecturers)

14 Sep, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: Friday, 9 November 2018

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Spanish – Caribbean Literatures and Cultures (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

14 Sep, 2018

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Spanish with a specialization in Caribbean Literatures and Cultures. Additional interests could include indigeneity/ethnicity, gender studies or transnational studies. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

We are particularly interested in scholars who will be able to participate in collaborative projects with other faculty members, enhance our course offerings, propose new perspectives on Latin American literatures and cultures, and contribute to the Faculty of Arts’ commitment to foster international engagement and cultivate intercultural understanding among our students. The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits).

A completed PhD in Spanish (or relevant field) is required at the start date of the appointment (July 1, 2019). Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate strong evidence of an ongoing commitment to academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of research leading to peer-reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding, and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate as well as graduate students.

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at https://fhis.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://fhis.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=1449. Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, one writing sample (20-30 pages), and a teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the application deadline, via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Spanish – Caribbean Literatures and Cultures.” Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at fhis.search@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin soon after November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Classical, Near Eastern, and Religion Studies (Instructor, tenure-track)

7 Sep, 2018

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies 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. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership, rather than subject-focused research. The workload for a tenure-track Instructor includes a 6-course teaching assignment scheduled over the academic year. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The area of disciplinary specialization is flexible, and promotion and tenure review will depend principally on excellence in teaching and educational leadership activities. 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/.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach at least one of the languages currently taught in the department (with a preference for Biblical Hebrew or Latin), as well as courses in etymology and/or mythology (Classical and/or Near Eastern). The successful candidate must have a record of teaching excellence and should have an interest in expanding high-enrolment and/or online courses. The successful applicant must have either (a) a doctoral degree in any field taught by the department, or (b) a master’s degree in such a field and a doctoral degree in curriculum or pedagogy. Digital humanities skills would be an asset.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a syllabus for a course you’ve taught or designed, a one-page statement about your experience in and approach to educational leadership, and a 500-word outline for a new course at the first- or second-year level. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for additional materials indicating teaching excellence. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Department Head, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at cners.head(at)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.

Computational Linguistics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

5 Sep, 2018

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

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

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

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

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research and teaching statements, no more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document). Applications must be submitted online at https://ling.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=2080 by October 31, 2018.

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

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

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Art History (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

30 Aug, 2018

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in the art history of the late antique to medieval period (before 1400) in any region(s) of Western Eurasia and/or North Africa. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2019.

Applicants should practice a comparative critical approach, demonstrate engagement with recent debates in their field and show proficiency in the languages their specialization requires. The successful candidate will be well versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the discipline. The ability to teach across geographical areas and chronological periods would be an asset.

The University of British Columbia, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The art history program offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees as well as a diploma, and partners with departmental programs in visual art and in critical and curatorial studies. For more information, visit: www.ahva.ubc.ca. The department maintains close ties with the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and is a participant in the Bachelor of Media Studies program. This position presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within UBC’s larger academic community, including the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies; the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; Department of Asian Studies; Department of History; Department of English Language and Literatures; and the Medieval Studies program.

Applicants must have a PhD (or have successfully defended their dissertation by the position start date) in art history or a related discipline. They are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and to demonstrate a record of, or high potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses across the late antique and medieval period of art history and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

Applicants must submit their application at https://ahva.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-19-application-for-assistant-professor-of-art-history/ and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

  • a letter of application
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research philosophy
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi)
  • a sample dissertation chapter or scholarly paper
  • a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email by October 10 to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Joseph Monteyne, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; University of British Columbia, 400–6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada.

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

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

 

Contemporary and Historical English Linguistics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

27 Aug, 2018

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in contemporary and historical English linguistics. A specialty in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:  World Englishes or Global Englishes, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, and/or stylistics.

 

The Department offers three undergraduate Majors streams: in English Literature, in English Language, and in a new, combined program in Language and Literature. The Language program covers history and structure of English as well as studies in rhetoric and discourse. The Department is engaged in an ongoing program of curriculum renewal, and welcomes applicants with innovative ideas about undergraduate and graduate courses in Language and in the combined Language/ Literature emphasis.

 

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

 

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

 

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website [Job Opening ID: 30788] by October 15, 2018 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

 

Position start date: July 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.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.

 

Media Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

27 Aug, 2018

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in media studies. Expertise in media and critical race studies; media and globalization; media and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; and media and Indigenous studies would be particularly welcome.

 

The Department has recently renewed its curriculum, and courses that would be of particular interest to applicants for this position include Approaches to Media Studies; Comics and Graphic Media; History of the Book; Literature and Film; Television Studies; Approaches to Media History; Print Culture and Media Studies; Text and Image; and Literature and the Archive. Course development is ongoing.

 

The Department is one of the units supporting UBC’s Bachelor in Media Studies program. We are also connected with many inter- and multi-disciplinary groups across campus and beyond the university, and would welcome cross-cutting work, intersectional approaches, and ideas for innovative, collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach.

 

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

 

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

 

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website [Job Opening ID: 30787] by October 15, 2018 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

 

Position start date: July 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.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.

Director, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

17 Aug, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Director of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The appointment as Director, anticipated to begin July 1, 2019, carries an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.

 

Formed in 2017, UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is a Professional School dedicated to global affairs and a broad approach to public policy issues. Bringing together scholars and practitioners across a wide range of research fields in the social, natural and applied sciences, as well as the humanities, the School fosters a deep interdisciplinary approach to complex local, national, and global problems, drawing upon its research expertise in the domains of sustainability, security and social justice, and its long-established strengths in Asia and democratic governance. The School is currently home to the Institute of Asian Research, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute and administers a graduate level professional program: the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA). For information, visit: https://policyschool.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/.

 

The position of Director provides an excellent opportunity for an outstanding scholar who will lead and shape a globally focused policy school for a new era, having primary responsibility for the management and operation of the School, with its world-class, professionally-oriented research and education programs geared toward building policy capacity for multiple sectors. The Director will be expected to maintain a leadership role in a variety of academic and professional settings by engaging stakeholders in business and government, enhancing and transforming public policy dialogue, and providing a global perspective on public policy research and education.

 

The Director will report to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, chair the School’s Partnership Council, and participate in the School’s Advisory Council. Responsibilities will include: leading the School’s visioning and planning processes; setting strategic directions for the School; maintaining the School as an interdisciplinary hub for research, scholarship, and knowledge exchange; fostering research excellence; developing scholarly initiatives; recruiting, mentoring, and evaluating faculty; supporting academic programs and initiatives to ensure a high quality learning environment; maintaining and enhancing community, alumni, and donor partnerships; overseeing the financial health of the School; developing the School’s internal policies and procedures on governance and administrative matters; and continuing to build the profile of the School locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

We seek applicants who have a PhD, a distinguished record of research publications and scholarship activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Full Professor (or senior Associate Professor may also be considered), a record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, a record of policy engagement, which includes public scholarship and experience in engaging government, business, and not-for-profits in policy design, development, and implementation, and a record of leadership and administrative skills. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity, to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty, to build relationships with policy leaders at all levels, and to liaise with granting agencies, industry partners, and other research sponsors.

 

How to apply:

Apply online by October 31, 2018 at: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/sppga-application-form/. Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) policy engagement, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, and (d) experience in and approach to leadership and administrative roles. Applicants are also asked to provide the names and contact information for four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the SPPGA leadership position. Enquiries may be directed to: Marcia Lang via email at marcia.lang(at)ubc.ca with “SPPGA Director” in the subject line.

 

Review of applications will begin in October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. At a later stage of the search process, long-listed applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

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 of Canada will be given priority.