Academic Postings

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies – (Lecturer positions)

27 Feb, 2018

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions commencing July 1, 2018. We expect to fill one position for a term of up to three years, and a second position for an initial three-year term. Each position will entail a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. (or to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment) and must provide strong evidence of teaching excellence. Individuals with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Digital technologies, including databases and computing, digital preservation, information systems, and digital libraries and collections
  • Librarianship, including public libraries, academic libraries, management of information organizations, and library services.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments.  In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Additional service responsibilities may include curriculum development, student advising, and community outreach. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program.  Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28705.  Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed:

  • A letter of application stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
  • A current curriculum vitae; and
  • A teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants are required to arrange for 3 signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by March 28, 2018 by email to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Heather O’Brien (h.obrien@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.

Sociology – (Instructor, tenure-track)

16 Feb, 2018

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor position to be held in the Department of Sociology (www.soci.ubc.ca). The position offers opportunities for a sociologist to pursue a career in teaching and educational leadership at the university level, with engagement in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community. This position has been created to support a partnership between the Department of Sociology and Vantage College.

Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

The ideal candidate would be a broadly trained sociologist, able to design and teach innovative courses in Sociology. The standard expectation for teaching for educational leadership faculty in the Faculty of Arts is 18 credits per year. The successful candidate is expected to dedicate two-thirds of their teaching towards the Vantage One Arts program in UBC’s Vantage College (https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). Teaching assignments for Vantage College will include first-year level sociology courses (typically, SOCI 101: Social Interaction and Culture and SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change). Teaching assignments for the Sociology Department may also include more senior undergraduate Sociology courses, and thus an ability to teach several 300- and 400-level courses would be expected. For information on the range of course offerings, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/undergraduate-program/courses/.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses in sociology. Individuals with strong, demonstrable commitments to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students, as well as to making substantial contributions to curriculum development and course design, are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching international undergraduate students, engaging with professional associations that support Sociology education, as well as experience with research in pedagogy, Sociology curriculum development, and integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies into the curriculum are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, educational leadership, and service across both units. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work related to the undergraduate programs in both units.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. 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. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.

The expected starting date is July 1, 2018. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28967 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations), and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to integrating consideration of diversity into their teaching practice, along with their ability to work with an international student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name and “Instructor position” in the subject line. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 19, 2018. Review of applications will begin soon after March 19 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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.

 

Greek and Latin (Lecturer)

8 Feb, 2018

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking applications for a one-year leave replacement Lecturer position in Greek and Latin Languages.  This 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

A Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment, which entails a probationary first year. Reappointment would be at the discretion of the University and subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Classical Studies or a related field, and teaching experience.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach both introductory and advanced Greek and Latin. This position involves teaching eight 3-credit courses (i.e., a total of 24 credits across the period of appointment) and participating in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees. In addition, applicants must arrange to have their referees send confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Leanne Bablitz, Head

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C227

Vancouver, British Colombia V6T 1Z1

These materials may be sent electronically to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca. Please indicate “Greek & Latin position” in the subject line. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 16, 2018.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.cnrs.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.

Islamic and Religious Studies (Lecturer)

8 Feb, 2018

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is seeking applications for a Lecturer position in Islamic and Religious Studies.  This 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

A Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment, which entails a probationary first year. Reappointment would be at the discretion of the University and subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

 

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam or a related field, and teaching experience.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach Classical Arabic at all levels, and courses on topics such as Near Eastern Scriptures, Classical Islam, Modern Islam, and/or another area of specialization.  The position involves teaching eight 3-credit courses (i.e., a total of 24 credits across the period of appointment) and participating in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees. In addition, applicants must arrange to have their referees send confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Leanne Bablitz, Head

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C227

Vancouver, British Colombia V6T 1Z1

These materials may be sent electronically to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca. Please indicate “Islamic position” in the subject line. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 16, 2018.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.cnrs.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.

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.

Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies – German (Lecturer)

1 Feb, 2018

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in German in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (http://cenes.ubc.ca/), commencing July 1, 2018.

We expect to fill this position for a two-year term (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 funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 credits of undergraduate German language courses per year at all levels.  Service assignments will include responsibility for some administrative duties related to the undergraduate program.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in German. In addition, a PhD in German (or equivalent doctoral degree) is required but we will also consider those who have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree by the position start date. In exceptional circumstances, someone with an MA and considerable teaching experience could be considered. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record of successful and effective teaching in the field of German language.

Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees.

All application materials and reference letters should be sent via email attachment to cenes.adm@ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name in the subject line, no later than March 15, 2018. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Two-Year Lecturer Position.”  Review of applications will begin immediately following this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Sociology (Lecturer)

30 Jan, 2018

The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Sociology, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018.

We expect to fill this position for a three-year term (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 funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses that are part of the Sociology program.  Teaching will be assigned based on the needs of the Department and the responsibilities for this position will include sections of introductory courses as well as more advanced courses in the undergraduate curriculum. The prospective candidates would be expected to teach first-year courses including Sociology 101: Social Interaction and Culture; Sociology 102 Inequality and Social Change. Candidates should also be able to teach a range of upper-level courses from our current curriculum.

We seek applicants with a PhD in Sociology, but will also consider those who have completed the requirements for the PhD degree by the position start date. We are seeking to engage exceptional teachers who have experience teaching undergraduate sociology courses.  We have a particular interest in applicants with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load for the position will be 24 credits per year, distributed typically as a 3/3 course load in the Winter session and 2 courses in the Summer. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28816. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by March 2, 2018 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Sociology.”  Review of applications will begin soon after March 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Sociology – Family Studies (Lecturer)

30 Jan, 2018

Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Family Studies, with an anticipated start date of either July 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018.

We expect to fill this position for a three-year term (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 funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses that are part of the Family Studies minor.  Teaching will be assigned based on the needs of the Department and the responsibilities for this position will typically include sections of two or more of the following courses: Family Studies 210: Family Context of Human Development, Family Studies 312: Parent-child Relationships, Family Studies 314: Relationship Development, Sociology 200: Sociology of Family and Sociology 220: Diversity in Family Forms.

We seek applicants with a PhD in Family Studies, Sociology or a cognate discipline, but we will also consider those who have completed the requirements for the PhD degree by the position start date. We are seeking to engage exceptional teachers who have experience teaching undergraduate courses in Family Studies.  We have a particular interest in applicants with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load for the position will be 24 credits per year, distributed typically as a 3/3 course load in the Winter session and 2 courses in the Summer. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28817. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by March 2, 2018 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Family Studies.”  Review of applications will begin soon after March 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Philosophy (Lecturer)

30 Jan, 2018

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for the position of Lecturer, to commence September 1, 2018.


The appointment is for one-year, from September 1 2018 to 31 August 2019. Lecturer positions are full-time appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), which are renewable for successive terms, subject to the availability of funding, demonstration of excellence in teaching, and departmental teaching needs, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The department has current teaching needs in history of philosophy (ancient Greek and early modern philosophy through 19th century) and other areas, particularly in philosophy of religion and existentialism. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses), based on a 3-3 load in winter 2018-19 and 2 additional courses in the summer of 2019. In addition, the position will involve administrative service. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative responsibilities is assigned by the Head, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy. We seek applicants who have a strong commitment to teaching and a track record of teaching excellence. The teaching load will include undergraduate courses in history of philosophy (ancient and/or 17th through 19th century) and may include additional courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Existentialism. Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/.


Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 28822.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see the following link: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/information-systems/hrms/browser-compatibility/). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the email address below, with “Lecturer” in the subject line:

Erika Yep, Administrator
Department of Philosophy
The University of British Columbia
phil.adm@ubc.ca

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 5, 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.