Academic Postings

Indigenous Geographies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

27 Sep, 2019

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Indigenous Geographies at the level of Assistant Professor. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies.

We welcome applicants from Geography and related disciplines with a focus on issues that might include, but are not limited to, Indigenous politics, Indigenous-settler relations, health, environmental justice, Indigenous law, Indigenous rights, Indigenous knowledges, social movements, Indigenous urbanisms, water politics, counter-mapping, decolonizing education, policy studies, food sovereignty, Indigenous political ecologies, and Indigenous futurisms.

We encourage candidates who engage with innovative methodologies and pedagogies, including decolonial, anti-racist, queer, feminist, arts-based and intersectional approaches. We especially welcome candidates with commitments to land-based and community-engaged research.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on existing Departmental strengths and who contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department. Preference also will be given to applicants committed to long-term collaboration and engagement with Indigenous peoples of North America. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department’s Human Geography and/or Environment and Sustainability programs, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department of Geography, visit: https://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 30, 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment or provide solid indication of timely completion. Review of applications will being soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00052393/

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, one publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide 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 three confidential letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by their referees directly to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Michele Koppes) at geog.recruitment@ubc.ca by the application deadline, with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies”. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair, Dr. Koppes.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In accordance with UBC’s equity plan, and as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Sessional Lecturer)

27 Sep, 2019

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) invites applicants for sessional lecturer to teach the following courses in Term 2 (January – April 2020).

 

Winter 2019 Courses (January – April 2020):
(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 101 202 Introduction in Social Justice 3 Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am
GRSJ 328 001 Theories of Subjectivity 3 Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm

 

Online Courses
GRSJ 224F 99C * Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 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 October 17, 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/2019w2-application-instructor-positions/.

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

Theatre Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Sep, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track professorial stream appointment in Theatre and/or Performance Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We invite applications from outstanding candidates in Theatre and/or Performance Studies whose research areas complement those of current faculty. Expertise in Global Indigenous Performance, Activist and/or Transnational Theatre and Performance Studies will be considered assets.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of completion before July 2020), scholarly publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level. They are expected to provide evidence of excellent research and demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core (lecture) and elective (seminar) courses in the history, theory and practice of theatre and performance studies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should send to the department (1) a letter of application, (2) a current CV containing full contact information, (3) a teaching dossier with evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews), (4) an example of their published research, and (5) 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 . Applications are to be submitted via the Department of Theatre and Films application portal, located here – https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=255.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to the Theatre Film office, care of <thtr.sec@ubc.ca>.  Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice.

Position start date: July 1, 2020. 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: https://theatrefilm.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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

History (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Sep, 2019

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2020 Summer Session and the 2020-2021 Winter Session:

Summer Session Term One (May to June 2020):

Summer Session Term Two (July to August 2020)

Winter Session Term One (September to December 2020)

Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2021)

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 submit the following application materials:  a) letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential for teaching a diverse student population, b) list of History Department’s courses they are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach, c) curriculum vitae, d) one or more sample course outlines (from a course or courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching), e) teaching evaluations, and f) transcript of their academic record if they do not yet hold a Ph.D.  The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhere. A list of History 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 in the last five years can simply provide the list of courses they are interested in teaching along with an updated C.V.

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 2020.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(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 emailed to history.sessionals@ubc.ca or mailed to

Janet Mui, Administrative Support

History Department, University of British Columbia

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

For further information on the sessional program, please contact the Sessional Coordinator, Professor Alexei Kojevnikov at anikov@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: Friday, 8 November 2019

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.

President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration (Associate Professor or Professor, tenure-track)

19 Sep, 2019

The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The chair will be provided with research funds and have a reduced teaching load for a seven-year term, which can be renewed* for an additional 7 year term. For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Global Migration and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a significant international impact; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; have demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and productive research program in Global Migration.

 

The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Political Science, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond. Migration is an interdisciplinary research excellence cluster at UBC, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the growth of this cluster. There also is the possibility of teaching in and contributing to other cognate units, including the possibility of a cross-appointment.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of major research contributions and current and future research programs, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), a 1 page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and names and addresses (e-mail addresses included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/presidents-excellence-chair-in-global-migration-application-form/ Job ID: 35313. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

*The name of the renewed Chair is subject to change.

Francophone Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

6 Sep, 2019

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 French and Francophone Studies with a specialization in sub-Saharan and/or Caribbean literatures. Additional interests may include migration studies, film and media studies, and gender studies. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of the department, enhance our course offerings, propose new perspectives on Francophone 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 French (or relevant field) is required at the start date of the appointment (July 1, 2020). Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French, 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/application-for-assistant-professor-of-french-francophone-studies-university-of-british-columbia/. 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).

Please also provide a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

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 French – Francophone Studies.” 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, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

 

French Sociolinguistics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

6 Sep, 2019

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 French Sociolinguistics with focus either on Europe, Canada or the Francophonie. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be an asset: language variations, languages in contact, gender, identity and cultural norms. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of the department, enhance our course offerings in French linguistics, 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 French linguistics (or equivalent degree) is required at the start date of the appointment (July 1, 2020). Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French, 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/application-for-assistant-professor-of-french-sociolinguistics-university-of-british-columbia/. 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).

Please also provide a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

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 French Sociolinguistics.” 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, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Syntax (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

6 Sep, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Syntax to begin July 1, 2020, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, with a research specialization in formal syntax. Research expertise in the interface(s) between syntax and other domains is an asset. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and to participate in graduate supervision. The ideal candidate will be able to teach not only courses in theoretical syntax, but also introductory or general linguistics courses.

 

We especially encourage applicants whose research involves a focus on empirical issues and involves primary data collection, particularly involving fieldwork but also possibly including experimental research. A research focus on under-studied languages — especially the languages of Africa, the Americas, or Asia — is highly desirable.

 

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, fieldwork, experimental linguistics and language acquisition, and a developing research and teaching capacity in computational linguistics. The Department is a centre for the study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in research and teaching, contribute to an inclusive intellectual culture, and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

 

Applicants are asked to provide: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), 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, 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://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/faculty/ by December 1, 2019.

 

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. Henry Davis, 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.

African / Black Diaspora Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

1 Sep, 2019

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African / Black Diaspora Studies at the level of assistant professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.  Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of African / Black Diaspora Studies and the study of African / Black Diaspora literatures and cultures.

 

The Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC has a newly enhanced curriculum that features courses in the literatures and cultures of Africa. We also have courses on anticolonial, decolonial and postcolonial studies, on Global South connections and on migration and transnational networks. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the Faculty of Arts, including the African Studies minor, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, and the Social Justice Institute.

 

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 (the latter understood broadly in its global context). Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience that promotes diversity and inclusion, broadly understood and/or plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized minorities in the applicant’s core discipline(s), in the academy more broadly, and/or affiliate institution(s).

 

Applicants must have a PhD or provide solid indication of imminent completion. Applicants should have 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 teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and in introductory literature courses as well as specialist area courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

 

For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department of English Language and Literatures visit: https://english.ubc.ca

 

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications online through the Department of English Language and Literatures’ Internal Resources website at: https://engl.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-34984, and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, the one-page diversity statement referred to above, a sample of ongoing research preferably in the form of published material, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from three referees sent to english.recruitment@ubc.ca by the same deadline.

 

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 31.  Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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

 

Queries should be addressed to:

Professor Patricia Badir, Head
The Department of English Language and Literatures, University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC; Canada   V6T 1Z1

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

Ancient Greek Material Culture (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

15 Aug, 2019

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient Greek material culture to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong, ongoing commitment to research and teaching excellence. Any research focus within the material culture of the Greek world from the Neolithic through Hellenistic periods will be considered. We especially welcome candidates who complement the existing interdisciplinary strengths of the Department and who engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches (e.g., digital, post-colonial, scientific) in their research and teaching.

 

The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in a relevant field prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program leading to peer-reviewed publications. We are looking for a candidate committed to innovative teaching at a large, highly diverse public institution.  The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits) and the successful candidate will be required to teach Greek archaeology and art at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ability to teach ancient Greek would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide mentoring and research training for undergraduate and graduate students and actively participate in departmental service, events, and initiatives.

 

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies has a long tradition of leadership in ancient material culture and currently supports active field work in the Mediterranean, Europe and the Near East.  We would particularly welcome candidates who can engage with resources and collections within the Department and through the Laboratory of Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology. More about the programs, resources, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at: www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

 

Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies’ Internal Resources website at: (https://cner.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-34924/). 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 one- to two-page description of current and future research plans, a one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and one writing sample (20-30 pages).

 

Shortlisted applicants will be asked for evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus) and to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

 

Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS at cners.head@ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 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.