Academic Postings

Romance Philology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

8 Aug, 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 Romance Philology. We seek candidates whose research engages with the study of historical, morphological and comparative perspectives of the development of French and Romance languages and literatures. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

We are particularly interested in scholars who will enhance our course offerings, provide strategic support to the development of interdepartmental programs such as Romance Studies, strengthen our expertise in the Romance world of the Medieval and Early Modern period, engage in collaborative projects with other faculty members, 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 and/or Romance Languages (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, an excellent command of English, and expertise in at least one additional romance language taught in our department (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese). Candidates 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-romance-philology-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 Romance Philology.” 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 9, 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

French – Quebec Literature (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

8 Aug, 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 with a specialization in Quebec Literature. Additional interests may include indigenous literature and culture, migration literature, 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 Quebec literature and culture, 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-quebec-literature-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 – Quebec Literature.” 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 9, 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Art History of the Long Nineteenth Century (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

7 Aug, 2019

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 long nineteenth century in Europe and its enduring legacy. The successful candidate will be able to engage in the wide-ranging theoretical and methodological innovations to the discipline.

 

Applicants should practice an interdisciplinary approach, engaging with the transformations in the period that generated new modes of production, new audiences, new cultural forms and novel spaces of consumption. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the historiographical concerns of the period, such as the emergence of spaces of exhibition and of art history as an academic discipline.

 

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 departments of: Asian Studies; Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies; English Language and Literatures; French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; History; and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

 

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 long nineteenth century and introductory courses in art history. The successful candidate 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/2019-2020-arth-search/ and upload the following in the order listed within a single PDF (max size 15MB):

 

  • letter of application
  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • statement of research philosophy
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi)
  • scholarly publication or a sample dissertation chapter
  • statement of experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
  • names and contact information of three references

 

Please note we do not require letters of reference for your initial application. However, your listed references should be willing to provide a letter of reference at a later date should your candidacy progress.

 

The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019 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 BC 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 of Modern Philosophy (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

1 Aug, 2019

The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position). AOS: History of Modern Philosophy (circa 1500-1800). AOC: Open. We welcome applications from philosophers who specialize in any aspect of the early modern period, Renaissance through Kant. A Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to taking up the position is required. Start date: July 1, 2020.

 

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program in the history of philosophy, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of philosophy, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations in the history of philosophy. The standard teaching load is four one-semester courses annually (2-2). 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-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 following website (https://phil.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=882), Job ID: 34741. 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), a research statement (a description of current and proposed research), and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

 

In addition, applicants should arrange for the three confidential reference letters to be sent separately to the Philosophy Department Manager of Administration, Mimi Yu, at phil.adm@ubc.ca or mailed to: Mimi Yu (History of Philosophy Search), Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 1866 Main Mall, Buchanan E370, 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 1, 2019. 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 Mimi Yu, 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.

 

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professors, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2019

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

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

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

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

 

 

Developmental Psychology (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2019

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

Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position.

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

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

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019.

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

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

Coordinated Arts Program (Sessional Lecturers)

22 Jul, 2019

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

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

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

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

To see the current course description for the available sections of ASTU 100, see https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/global-citizens2/. To learn more about CAP, a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams, see our website: http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/

Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls 20-25 first year Arts students. Teaching these sections also entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in a given stream.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD* in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, and literary and cultural studies. Preference will be given to applicants with university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching both literature and academic writing, using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. *PhD candidates who have ABD status and are in the final months of completing their degree requirements may also be considered; please indicate defense date. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer teaching ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability for one or both sections.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer-review of teaching reports, if available.

If you have not previously taught ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating your availability for one or both sections.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including a list of sample texts and descriptions of sample assignments).
  • statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing and literature
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

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

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on
the application webpage:

https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/

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

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

 

 

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

21 Jun, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

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

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

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Jun, 2019

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

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

Term 2 courses may also become available.

Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing, with relevant representation from disciplines including STEM, the social sciences, commerce, humanities, and creative and performing arts. ASRW offers distinct sections for students registered in the Faculty of Arts and students in non-Arts faculties.

The successful applicant will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including Writing and Discourse Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy studies, Communications) OR a doctorate and significant experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current research in writing pedagogy.  Relevant experience in business and technical writing and/or science communication would be an asset. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill at Laurie.McNeill@ubc.ca

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:

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

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

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

Application materials must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/. Review of applications will begin on July 4, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

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

13 Jun, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anticipated position start date: September 1, 2019

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

Applicants should be prepared to upload, in the following order: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations), and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

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

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

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

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

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