Academic Postings

Chinese Language and Literature (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 5 Lecturer positions in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language and literature taught in Chinese, as well as Chinese literature taught in English.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

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

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Theatre and Film (Teaching Assistants)

16 Mar, 2018

The Department of Theatre and Film seeks to fill a number of part-time Teaching Assistant positions for the 2018/2019 academic session. UBC MA/MFA/PhD students are eligible to apply to assist with the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 120-001 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 120-002 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 2.  There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Lecture Term 2. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 100-001 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100–003 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100-004 Intro to Film Studies -Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 220-002 Introduction to Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Term 2. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 300-001 Cult Cinema Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences BMS Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).

Film Production Courses

  • FIPR 101-001 Introduction to Film Production Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIPR 131-001 Introduction to Screen Acting Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%).
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).
  • FIPR 233-003 Video Production 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%).
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 1. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to the Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budgetary approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time), with duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the TA position(s) for which they are applying.  Applicants cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to list a range of courses for which they feel equipped to serve as a TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses to which they have been assigned.

Hours of work: Varies by course, up to 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100%, with hours and duties scaled accordingly.

Salary:

Masters Students: GTA 2 $30.71/hour (as of January 1, 2018)
Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $31.92/hour (as of January 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your degree program and year of study, and description of experience in the discipline and specializations relevant to the positions for which you are applying. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 06, 2018.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line the course(s) of the TA positions for which you are applying.

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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

 

Film Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Mar, 2018

September 2018 to April 2019 (2018W Term 1 and Term 2)

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2018 to April 2019) of the upcoming academic session, 2018W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • FIST 100-004 Introduction to Film (Term1) CAP
  • FIST 100-002 Introduction to Film (Term 2)
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 210-002 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 220-001 Classical Hollywood Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 230-001 Intro To Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 338-001 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 430-001 Studies in Auteurism (Term 1)
  • FIST 434E-001 Studies in Film (Term 1)

Applicants should include with their letter of 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: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 6, 2018 

All positions are 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.

 

Theatre Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

16 Mar, 2018

September 2018 to April 2019 (2018W Term 1 and Term 2)

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2018 to April 2019) of the upcoming academic session, 2018W. The Theatre Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in Theatre (MFA or Ph.D.) and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in theatre studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • THTR 120-001 Introduction to Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 120-002 Introduction to Theatre (Term 2)
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I (Term 1)
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II (Term 2)
  • THTR 310-001 Theory of Drama Performance (Term 1)
  • THTR 320-001 History of Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 325A-001 Canadian Drama (Term 2)
  • THTR 340B-001 Studies in Non Western Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 410-001 Dramaturgy (Term 2)
  • THTR 440A-001 Topics In Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 445-001 Majors and Honours Seminar (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (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: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 6, 2018  

All positions are 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 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.

Linguistics (Sessional Lecturer)

8 Mar, 2018

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer in Linguistics for the 2018 Summer session to teach the following course:

2018 Summer Term 2 (July 3 – August 18, 2018)
LING 222 (3) Language Acquisition

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=LING

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Linguistics (but will also consider applicants with a minimum qualification of ABD), expertise in the subject area of the advertised course, and teaching experience at college/university level.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/sessional/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 23, 2018.

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

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

Vancouver School of Economics – Associate Professor

1 Mar, 2018

Categories/Specialties:

  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy

Deadline: 2018-03-31

Description:

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a senior professorial position at the Associate Professor level, but strong candidates at the Assistant level may also be considered. Our priority fields are Development Economics and Political Economy, however truly exceptional candidates working outside these fields may be given consideration. Starting date: July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications for appointment at the Associate Professor level: The candidate must have a Ph.D., a distinguished international reputation, an outstanding record of publications in top-ranked journals, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and a track record of effective Ph.D. supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications for appointment at the Assistant Professor level:  The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a relevant field, and demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in teaching and in research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of research papers. We encourage anyone who desires to include a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to integrating consideration of diversity into their teaching practice, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.  For applicants at the Associate Professor level, we require the names and contact information of at least 4 potential referees who can be contacted for a confidential evaluation of the applicant’s work, should the applicant be shortlisted. For applicants at the Assistant Professor level, we require at least three confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referees. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials should be submitted by March 31, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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.

2019-20 Ritsumeikan Visiting Professorship

28 Feb, 2018

The UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programme (www.rits.ubc.ca) is seeking applications from members of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education for the 2019-20 Visiting Professorship at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.  Under a UBC/Ritsumeikan agreement, a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at UBC has an opportunity to conduct research while making a teaching contribution, (one graduate or undergraduate course), at Ritsumeikan University for one academic semester.  Those interested would be applying to take up a visiting professorship in either fall/winter 2019 or spring/summer 2020.  The Visiting Professor will be expected to remain in Japan until the grades for their course have been submitted. The application deadline is June 1, 2018. Applications and enquiries should be addressed to: Ms Sheri Wenman, Program Manager, UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program.

For full details, click here to download a copy of the Call for Applications.       

 

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lectureships, 2018 Summer and 2018 Winter)

8 Feb, 2018

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver, invites applications for full- or part-time sessional lectureships to teach sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) in the 2018 Summer session (Term 1: May 14-June 30, 2018 and Term 2: July 3-August 23, 2018)—and 2018/2019 Winter session (Term 1: Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2018 and Term 2: Jan 1 – April 30, 2019). There are a number of sections available; however, the final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment.  For details, please consult the full posting here.

 

CRC in Philosophy: Politics and Language

2 Feb, 2018

The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy: Politics and Language.  The Chair is expected to be a full-time tenured appointment made at the rank of Professor in the Department of Philosophy.  The successful applicant will be a leading and internationally recognized scholar, whose profile and research proposal demonstrate an excellent fit with CRC program criteria and the aims of the position: to create world-leading research on politics and language, media and liberal democracy. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and to contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

 

The CRC in Politics and Language will join the Faculty of Arts, home to 24 Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units, and the UBC Philosophy Department.  The CRC will add to existing strengths at UBC in philosophy, linguistics, rhetoric, psychology, sociology, media studies and political discourse. The chair is expected to develop strong interdisciplinary linkages through engagement with departments and interdisciplinary units on campus.

 

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution’s strategic research plan.  All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.  To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier I nominees must: be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline); propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality; and, as chair holders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers.  Nominees for Tier I positions must be full professors (or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination).  Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

 

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

 

The Faculty of Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research, with many of our departments regarded as leaders in Canada and ranked in the top 20 or 30 in the world.  The UBC Department of Philosophy is an accomplished mid-size department with research and teaching strengths in most areas of analytic philosophy: history and philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, aesthetics and value theory.  The department has similar strengths in its coverage of select figures and periods in the history of philosophy (and the history of science). For information about the Department, visit: http://philosophy.ubc.ca.

 

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 28860.  Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a description of current and proposed research, and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained.

 

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

 

Completed applications must be received by March 5, 2018.  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.  The start date for this position can be as early as July 1, 2018.

 

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.

Asian Studies – Sessional Lectureships (2018 Summer)

26 Jan, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

ASIA 250 (3) Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 356 (3) Korean Cinema

 

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?code=ASIA

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience at college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for the receipt of application is February 16, 2018.

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

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,779 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.