Academic Postings

Spanish – 20/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures (Assistant Professor, tenure track)

2 Aug, 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 20th/21st-Century Mexican literature and cultures. Additional interests could include indigeneity, ethnicity, gender 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.

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at UBC is a vibrant centre for the study of Romance languages, literatures and cultures. We offer a Major and Minor in Spanish, and a Major and Minor in Latin American Studies. Our faculty is composed of a group of specialists whose expertise ranges from second language acquisition and linguistics, to literary and cultural studies. Our department is home to an active graduate student community, many of whom are engaged in research on Latin America. Additional information about the 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=1437. 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 via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Spanish – 20th/21st-Century Mexican Literature and Cultures.” Informal 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 September 10, 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.

Intermediate Korean (Sessional Lecturer)

26 Jul, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer from September 1 2018 to April 30 2019 (2018 Winter Sessions Term 1 and Term 2) to teach:

Two sections of KORN 200 Intermediate Korean (sections 001 and 002, both terms)

For more details on courses please see:

https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=3&dept=KORN&course=200

http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=code&code=KORN

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/

A minimum of an MA in a related field and experience teaching Korean at a North American college/university level is required.

Applicants should include with their application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: Asia.Jobsearch@ubc.ca

The deadline for the receipt of application is August 9 2018.

This position is subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2018W will be $6,915.00 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.

Indigenous Creative Writing (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2018

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2019.

Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in indigenous creative writing (any genre); evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 12 credits per year, to participate fully in Creative Writing teaching team work and program administration, to supervise a number of graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication or production.

Applicants should email a letter of application, a brief statement of pedagogical perspectives on teaching creative writing, a current CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) directed to Prof. Alix Ohlin, Chair, Selection Committee, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (including letters from established writers indicating the suitability of the applicant for appointment in an academic setting) to be sent under separate cover to the above email address.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Creative Writing Program at UBC is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence.

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

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

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

Preference will also be given to Aboriginal candidates as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. Candidates seeking a preference may be required to prove qualification for the preference.

Creative Non-Fiction (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2018

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2019.

Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in creative non-fiction; experience in a second genre an asset; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 12 credits per year, to participate fully in Creative Writing teaching team work and program administration, to supervise a number of graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication.

Applicants should email a letter of application, a brief statement of pedagogical perspectives on teaching creative writing, a current CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) directed to Alix Ohlin, Chair, Selection Committee, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (including letters from established writers indicating the suitability of the applicant for appointment in an academic setting) to be sent under separate cover to the above email address.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Creative Writing Program at UBC is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence.

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

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

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

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professors, tenure-track)

20 Jul, 2018

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in clinical psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.  

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

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

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30622. Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

Quantitative Psychology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

20 Jul, 2018

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in quantitative psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD in quantitative psychology, psychometrics, or a closely related field before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of quantitative psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30621.  Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

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

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

Health Psychology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

20 Jul, 2018

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in health psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for outstanding health psychology candidates, regardless of research specialization, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on biopsychosocial processes in health and disease, and/or health behaviors. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/index.psy). The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30620. Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

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

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

Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

20 Jul, 2018

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in developmental psychology, which will begin July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

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

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30619. Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications. In their research statement, we encourage applicants to discuss their past and/or planned research approach in the context of ongoing discussion in the sciences about research practices, replicability, and open science. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

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

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

Sociology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

19 Jul, 2018

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019.  The substantive area of specialization is open.

Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population. For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position as well as a description of their research and teaching effectiveness; a separate one page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Candidates selected for further consideration will subsequently be requested to supply additional information and to have three referees send confidential supporting letters to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted online at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30308). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada. The university is situated in Vancouver, routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Sociology with an Indigenous perspective (Assistant or Associate Professor)

19 Jul, 2018

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in research and teaching in Sociology and the ability to contribute an Indigenous perspective. We expect candidates will be able to draw on extensive background and knowledge from First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or Native American communities and cultures to engage in and contribute to their research and teaching. Thus, we encourage all qualified candidates, particularly Indigenous scholars, to apply.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered.  We ask interested individuals to submit a CV and a cover letter describing their interest and experience in teaching, research, as well as their experience related to First Nations or Native American communities and culture. Candidates selected for further consideration will need to provide three letters of reference and additional pertinent information. Visit soci.ubc.ca for information about the Department.

To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted online by October 15, 2018 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30307). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the following order: cover letter and CV. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. As outlined in the UBC strategic plan, the university is deeply committed to further integration of teachings and understandings of Indigenous cultures and histories on campus. Testaments to this effort include the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (April 2018) in the center of campus and the recently installed Reconciliation Pole.

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.