Academic Postings

Asian Studies – Sessional Lectureships in Japanese Language (2018 Summer)

19 Jan, 2018

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

 

Term 1 (May 14 – June 29, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

Term 2 (July 3 – August 18, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

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

Successful applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or Language Education or an applicable field, and teaching experience at college/university level. 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 https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/apply-japn-sessional-2018-s/ 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism (Sheng Yen Education Foundation)

19 Jan, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought.  Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Sheng Yen Education Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy #61, are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Chinese Buddhism, and such research may include Chinese Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted online by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is March 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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 persons are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism (Tianzhu Charitable Foundation)

19 Jan, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca

 

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/.  Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted online by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 1, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

 

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 persons are encouraged to apply.

Information Studies (Associate Professor or full Professor)

18 Jan, 2018

Faculty Position in Information Studies: (Research Stream Associate or Full Professor)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver, invites applications from distinguished scholars for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience and fit with the criteria for appointment at that rank, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: information policy and ethics; data management and analytics; new media and Internet studies; digital collections; Indigenous information systems and initiatives; cultural heritage informatics/preservation; and scholarly communication. Applicants must demonstrate 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 graduate mentorship; and a record of leadership and service to the academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MLIS, PhD) and undergraduate (BMS) level and to demonstrate leadership within the School.

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), a First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Further information about the iSchool can be found at http://slais.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/.

Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28705. Applicants should apply online by February 15, 2018 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential assessments may be obtained. Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@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.

Lecturer (VSE and Vantage College)

8 Jan, 2018

Vancouver School of Economics and Vantage College – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Lecturer
Employer: University of British Columbia
Deadline: 2018-02-15

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), Faculty of Arts, for the 2018-19 academic year. This position has been created to support a partnership between the School and Vantage College. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Vancouver School of Economics but the overall workload responsibilities will be dedicated predominantly to Vantage College.

UBC Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission to UBC. 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. Embedded language instruction through tutorials and English for Academic Purposes courses also supports students’ learning.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Vantage One Arts and Management programs. Students in the Arts program can progress to second year in the Faculty of Arts at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Students in the Management program can progress to second year in the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

This a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), which is renewable on a yearly basis, 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 anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment).

Teaching assignments in Vantage would typically include introductory economics courses and may also include multidisciplinary research project courses (e.g., VANT 148 and VANT 149). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate and work closely with other members of the instructional team at Vantage College and to contribute to curriculum and materials development. Courses taught at the VSE may include introductory and/or intermediate economics and intermediate field courses. The successful candidate will be expected to attend faculty meetings and contribute to service in both units.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and have experience in teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence is required; evidence of successful team building and collaboration would be an asset.

Application instructions are available on the VSE website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca.

Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (including student evaluations of teaching, peer evaluations of teaching, awards, sample teaching materials etc) and a diversity statement (including a focus on international students). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees (per instructions on our website).

All application materials and reference letters should be received no later than February 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date. 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.

Modern European History (Lecturer)

15 Dec, 2017

The Department of History of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position (1-year contract) in Modern European History, commencing September 1, 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a series of upper-level European survey courses, as well as courses in British and/or German History.  A list of History courses is available at http://www.history.ubc.ca/content/all-courses-offered-undergraduate.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service.  The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (8 courses) per year. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. This position may be renewed for a second year, 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.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in European History or a related field.  They should also have deep and demonstrable experience and commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based instruction and/or in curriculum development will be assets.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 February 2018. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28439 and are requested to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline by email, with “Lecturer” in the subject line, to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at hist.recruitment@ubc.ca.   Alternatively, letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, European History Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Robert Brain, at robert.brain@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.

Linguistics (Postdoctoral position)

1 Dec, 2017

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Syntax-Pragmatics interface, to commence no later than July 1, 2018. The position may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of research progress and teaching. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s eh-lab directed by Prof. Martina Wiltschko. Expertise in the areas of syntax of speech acts, sentence-final particles, clause-typing, biased questions, and/or the syntax-prosody interface is an advantage, as is experience with fieldwork and/or experimental work. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of research assistants.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach up to three courses, including at least one research-based (pro-)seminar in a topic of their choice. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing the following items (in the order listed): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Administrator,
Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2018.  Please include “postdoc search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Martina Wiltschko at martina.wiltschko@ubc.ca.

 

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.

Vancouver School of Economics – Lecturer

30 Nov, 2017

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), Faculty of Arts, for the 2018-19 academic year.

This is a full-time, one-year appointment, which is renewable, in accordance with University policies, and subject to availability of funds and excellence in teaching. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2018.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits per year. The teaching assignment will be based on the needs of the School and may include introductory and intermediate courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as undergraduate project and/or field courses. A specialization in microeconomics would be an asset. Service assignments will include some responsibility for administrative duties related to the undergraduate program in the School.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics and have experience in teaching undergraduate Economics courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching Economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence or promise of excellence is required; experience in economics course development, utilization of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience in undergraduate administration, is highly desirable.

Application instructions are available at http://www.economics.ubc.ca.

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 (per instructions on our website). We also encourage anyone who desires to include a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

All application materials and reference letters should be received no later than December 31, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date. 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.

Arts Studies in Research and Writing [Lecturers]

30 Nov, 2017

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia (UBC)-Vancouver, seeks up to three experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Lecturers with an anticipated start date of July 1 or September 1, 2018, depending on course scheduling.

 

We expect to fill one position for a one-year term, and two positions for a term of up to three years.  These Lecturer positions are full-time 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 candidates will be expected to carry a teaching load of 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) per year in ASRW, with the possibility of some teaching assignments made in another first-year program in the Faculty of Arts, based on the needs of ASRW and the collaborating unit. In addition, each position will involve administrative responsibilities and service. In cases where extraordinary additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Chair, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Lecturers will work closely with the ASRW Chair and with other instructors in ASRW and First-Year Programs in a highly collaborative environment.

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current minimum salary for full-time Lecturers is $62,353. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing is a unit specializing in the study and teaching of research and writing. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of social science, humanities, and creative and performing arts disciplines. The successful candidates will work closely with other ASRW faculty to support student participation in research activities (e.g., student conferences), and they may be asked to contribute to other ASRW initiatives and to the further development of curriculum for undergraduate research writing.

 

The successful candidates can expect to be assigned to teach a mix of courses selected from among the following:

WRDS 150 “Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences” is a 3-credit academic research and writing course that introduces students to the research culture of the university and to disciplinarity. Students learn the distinctive characteristics of scholarly prose and the styles of expression used by different disciplines; how and why scholars enter into conversation with each other in their research writing; and how students can apply scholarly style in their own writing as they begin to participate in the academic conversations of their future areas of specialization. Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 students and will take a writing-in-the-disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences, humanities, and creative and performing arts. WRDS 150 satisfies the writing component of the Writing and Research Requirement. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/)

WRDS 150-BIE is a section specifically designed for Bachelor of International Economics students. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150-bie/)

WRDS 150-BMUS is a section specifically designed for B. Mus. students. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150-music/)

WRDS 350 “Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts: Knowledge-Making in the Disciplines” is an upper-level course that satisfies the Writing and Research Requirement by building on students’ existing knowledge of academic research and writing practices by studying specific features of scholarly writing relevant to their own interests and disciplines. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/advanced-courses/wrds-350/)

ASTU 101 “Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities” is a 3-credit writing course specifically designed for students in the Philosophy, Political Science and Economics Stream of the Coordinated Arts Program. (See http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/ppe-philosophy-political-science-and-economics/)

 

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.

 

Application instructions

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including Writing and Discourse Studies, Composition, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy studies, Communications) or a doctorate in a humanities or social science field, plus experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. We particularly welcome applications from applicants with backgrounds in Social Sciences to teach WRDS 150 for Bachelor of International Economics students. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is also an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

The following application materials must be submitted by noon on the application deadline: January 15, 2018:

(1) a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position

(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught

(3) a teaching dossier including,

(a) a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing

(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
(c) a proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 (including a description of the research area examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments. For examples of syllabi of WRDS 150 sections currently being taught, see http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on the application webpage:  https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/

 

In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by January 15, 2018 via email to: admin.fyp@ubc.ca, with “ASRW Lecturer” as the subject heading.

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Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia (Assistant Professor)

31 Oct, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia, with the narrower field of expertise open. The successful applicant will be qualified to teach advanced (3rd- and 4th-year) Persian language courses, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their area. The ability to work in another South Asian language (classical or vernacular) is desirable.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

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

The application dossier should include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; research and teaching statements (1-2 pp.); a 1-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; one writing sample (maximum 30 pages); two sample course syllabi; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline to the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 20, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

Applications should be submitted electronically by December 20, 2017 to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “Persianate Islamic Cultures” in the subject line.

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.