Academic Postings

Social Work (tenure-stream Associate Professor)

10 Oct, 2017

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: health, mental health, disability, law and social work, social and international development, feminist practice, or practice with LGBTQ communities; and those with demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels, and to take a leadership role in program coordination within the School.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.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 online by December 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27906. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after December 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

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

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

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

Geographical Science – Micrometeorology (Assistant Professor)

3 Oct, 2017

Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites application for a tenure-track position in Geographical Sciences (Micrometeorology) at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have research and teaching interests in micrometeorology and land-atmosphere interactions that complement existing departmental strengths in the measurement and analysis of boundary layer and urban climates, land surface processes, hydrology, biogeography, and human impacts on the environment. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence and high promise in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, use innovative measurement techniques, and contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in atmospheric science or a strongly related natural science field. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27828/. They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Merje Kuus, kuus@geog.ubc.ca.

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

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.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.

UBC-RITS (part-time Teaching Assistants, 2017W Term 2)

26 Sep, 2017

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program (UBC-RITS) invites applications for part-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships for Winter Term 2, January – April 2018.  The successful candidates will be responsible for planning and delivering language tutorials on a weekly basis to support students in ASTU 201 (Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies) and ASTU 202/GEOG 281 (Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives).  Eligibility and qualifications: Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full time graduate students and must have experience tutoring and/or teaching English language learners in academic contexts. Formal training and teaching in TESL is preferred.  Application deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017.***

For full details of these positions, click here to download the posting [with revised deadline].

***NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to 9:00am, Monday, October 16, 2017.

Japanese Applied Linguistics

21 Sep, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels as well as coordinating portions of the Japanese-language program, one of the largest of its kind in North America.

 

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English; a PhD in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Japanese at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Japanese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. Teaching expertise in Japanese translation studies will also be an asset for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

 

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year.  Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses, including CBI courses taught in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Japanese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned program coordination duties. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

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 in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to YouTube and classified “Unlisted,” with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

 

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2017.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture

20 Sep, 2017

Assistant Professor in the History of South Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture

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 history of the art, architecture and visual culture of South Asia. Applicants’ research interests may include any historical period and any geographic region in South Asia. The candidate will be well versed in the most advanced theoretical and methodological concerns of the field and have competency in the languages their specialization requires.

The University of British Columbia, one of the largest and most distinguished universities in Canada, has excellent resources for scholarly research. The Art History program offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees as well as a diploma, and partners with departmental programs in Visual Art and in Critical and Curatorial Studies. For more information, visit: www.ahva.ubc.ca. The department maintains close ties with the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and is a participant in the Bachelor of Media Studies program.

This position presents the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group of scholars within UBC’s larger academic community, including the Department of Asian Studies, the Asian Library, the Institute of Asian Research and the newly founded Himalaya Program. UBC offers a range of language courses and programs related to South Asia, including Hindi-Urdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Sanskrit, and Tibetan. Located in a region that includes one of the world’s largest populations with South Asian ancestry, UBC is well-connected to these diverse local communities.

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 historical span of art and architecture in South Asia and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27709 and they must be prepared to upload in the order listed: a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research philosophy; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi); and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted by email by October 31 to: ahva.head@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Professor Scott Watson, Chair, Art History Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, 400-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, Canada.

The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2018.

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

Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 31, 2017. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Transnational Asian Literatures (Assistant Professor)

25 Aug, 2017

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.

We invite applications from specialists working on transnational Asian literatures and cultures. Possible areas of interest include Transpacific and Pacific studies, Global Asian and Asian diasporic literatures, postcolonial writing, or Asian and South Asian Canadian literature. We welcome transnational and comparative perspectives, historical range, the blending of creative and critical modes, and community engagement.

The Department of English is actively renewing its curriculum, aiming both to showcase its traditional strengths, and to enhance research and teaching in new and emerging areas. Current and planned courses that are potentially relevant to this position include Global South Connections; World Literature and Social Movements; Migrations and Transnational Networks; Early Canadian Literature; Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Literature; Canadian Literature; and Indigenous Literature.

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

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

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27030 by October 15, 2017 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to: english.recruitment@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position start date: July 1, 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca.

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

Artist-Teacher of Horn (Assistant Professor)

10 Aug, 2017

The School of Music at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to appoint an artist-teacher of Horn to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Situated in a beautiful, culturally diverse metropolis, the School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including B.Mus., M.Mus., and D.M.A. degrees in brass performance. For information about the UBC School of Music, visit www.music.ubc.ca

 

The new faculty member will play a leading role in the brass area. We seek an accomplished performer and experienced educator with a compelling record that includes: superior artistic achievement; significant national or international profile; and effective, innovative teaching of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoires in university and festival contexts. The selected candidate’s expertise, and organizational and communication skills will galvanize student achievement, curriculum innovation, and growth in the brass area. A D.M.A. is preferred; significant high-profile professional experience is required, and may be accepted as equivalent to a graduate degree.

 

Duties include undergraduate and graduate studio instruction; brass chamber music coaching and coordination; supervision of masters and doctoral brass students; brass curriculum leadership; active student recruitment (including national and international); service on School and University committees; and ongoing performance/research activity and professional development consistent with successful teaching and productive service to the School and University.

 

Applicants should apply online by October 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27307 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, CV, summary of teaching experience and statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of web links to video recordings (including live performances) that demonstrate performance achievement and versatility. Commercial audio and DVD recordings may also be sent by post, but return is not guaranteed. Representative teaching materials and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested at a later date from selected applicants.

 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly by referees via email to brass.search@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews will occur in early 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.

Geospatial Science (Assistant Professor)

7 Aug, 2017

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Geospatial Science.

We seek an individual with demonstrated research excellence at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences, with the capacity to make significant contributions to the department’s teaching programs in Geographical Sciences and Environment & Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a world-class program of research, publishing, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate and postdoctoral supervision, departmental service, events and initiatives. The Department places a premium on innovative research, and the ability to contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in GIScience, spatial data visualization, and the geospatial sciences, bridging fields within the department and across campus. For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in the geographical, environmental or related sciences. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, (http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/27303), and be prepared to upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for at least three potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained; a statement of current and future research interests that highlights the innovative aspects of their work at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; a publication sample; and a statement of teaching interests along with summary evidence of teaching effectiveness. The closing date for applications is September 18, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jamie Peck, jamie.peck@ubc.ca.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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

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

Germanic Studies / German Literature and Culture (Assistant Professor)

4 Aug, 2017

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated research potential in German Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, or Media History. The ability to teach film courses and intellectual history is a definite asset. 

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, engage in graduate and undergraduate student supervision, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in curriculum and program development, and contribute to service.  Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038.  Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 2  megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a  sample of published work, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness.  In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three confidential, signed letters of reference to cenes.adm@ubc.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Search Committee Chair and Department Head, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia (email: winthrop@mail.ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Diane Smyth, Administrator (email: cenes.adm@ubc.ca).

Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and 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.

Film Production (tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor)

28 Jul, 2017

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Film Production to begin July 1, 2018. Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BFA and MFA degrees in Film Production.

 

The Department seeks a filmmaker with a significant track record in fiction, non-fiction, and/or independent film directing who can supervise and advise students on projects at all levels of our program and in a variety of forms ranging from fiction to documentary to experimental. Candidates should have experience in the creative aspects of film and digital production, familiarity with new digital production workflows, and a strong knowledge of film history. The department will prioritize candidates with demonstrable skills in technical aspects of filmmaking such as cinematography, editing and sound.

 

Requirements for the position include: an appropriate terminal graduate degree (e.g., MFA, MDM, DMus, PhD); a well-established track record of film production; a vibrant and continuing artistic practice; post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation to graduate-level courses; evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience and capacity for mentoring students, and administrative experience at the college or university level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of creative activity, teaching, undergraduate and graduate supervision, and service.

 

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy; a curriculum vitae; links to 3 samples of artistic work; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.

Applications must be submitted online https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/faculty-search (please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage). In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by September 15, 2017 via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by September 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 16 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty and guest artists. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus. For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to <http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca>.

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

 

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