Academic Postings

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.

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.

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.

Psychology – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

28 Oct, 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. Applicants can be either Canadian or non-Canadian citizens. The successful candidate will be employed to work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Woody in the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, in connection with federally funded research on hoarding. The position is expected to commence in July 2018, but the start date may be negotiated. The application deadline is 15 February 2018. The post is a full-time position for a minimum of one year, with the possibility for renewal up to one additional year contingent upon exemplary progress.

The post involves two main components: (1) data analysis and writing up results for both of our lines of research, namely our work on the cognitive underpinnings of hoarding and community-based interventions for hoarding and (2) administering and scoring cognitive and diagnostic assessments on a weekly basis and supervising others who administer these assessments. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be working in part with data collected from community agencies involving their interventions for hoarding-related problems. Responsibilities include: conducting data analyses, assisting in the training and mentoring of affiliated graduate and undergraduate researchers, contributing to the writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to research design for new projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity as well as experience in clinical psychology or empirically oriented social work, strong skills in experimental and qualitative research, and a solid grasp of commonly used statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS or other statistical packages). Prior experience in, and knowledge of, research on hoarding or anxiety disorders is highly desirable. Prior experience working in a multidisciplinary research context is an asset.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have completed their PhD defence prior to taking up the position). To apply, send an email with the subject line ‘Post-doc Application’ to swoody_at_psych.ubc.ca and attach a single document including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional referees who have agreed to be contacted. In addition, applicants are asked to send up to 3 representative publications (re-prints or preprints) as separate files. The base compensation for this position is $45,000 Cdn/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents. Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,200/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grants. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.

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.

For additional information visit the UBC Department of Psychology website, the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at UBC. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada they must obtain a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with UBC Faculty Relations to prepare the necessary paperwork that the candidate will need in order to apply for a work permit. Further information on the work permit process for postdocs can be found on the UBC Faculty Relations website.

Economics (Assistant Professors)

20 Oct, 2017

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Assistant Professor

Categories/Specialties:

  • Public Economics
  • Experimental/Behavioral Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Market Design

Deadline: 2017-11-20

Description:

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for up to 3 tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Starting date: July 1, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates primarily in the fields of Public Economics, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics (theoretical and experimental), and market design, but in truly exceptional cases, candidates working outside of these fields may be given consideration. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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. The applicant must arrange to have at least three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the referee. 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. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at https://www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by November 20, 2017. 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.

Economics (Associate Professor)

20 Oct, 2017

Vancouver School of Economics – University of British Columbia

Position Type: Associate Professor

Categories/Specialties:

  • Public Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Behavioural/Experimental Economics
  • Applied Market Design

Deadline: 2017-11-20

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a senior professorial position, primarily at the Associate Professor level but we may also consider truly exceptional candidates for appointment at the level of Professor.  Our priority fields are Public Economics, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics (theoretical and experimental), and market design, 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. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications:  For appointment at the Associate or Full 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.

Applications must include a c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness and samples of research papers. We encourage anyone who desires to also 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.

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.

Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at https://www.economics.ubc.ca.   All application materials should be submitted by November 20, 2017.  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.

Premodern Chinese Literature (Assistant Professor)

19 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 the field of Premodern Chinese Literature. Field of expertise is open, but applications from specialists in narrative fiction or drama/theatre from the middle period to late imperial period are particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

 

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 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; 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, signed letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline to the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 21, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

 

All application materials should be submitted electronically by November 21, 2017 to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “Premodern Chinese Lit” 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.

Social Work (tenure-stream Associate Professor)

10 Oct, 2017

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

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

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

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.ubc.ca. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at:http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted online by December 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27906. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after December 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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