Academic Postings

Coordinated Arts Program (Sessional Lecturers)

22 Jul, 2019

The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts’ First-Year Programs at the University of British Columbia invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the 2019/2020 Winter Session to cover two sections in the Global Citizens stream (term 1 & term 2), with the total number of sections available subject to enrolment. Available sections are:

ASTU 100 G02; 9:30 – 11:00, Tues/Thurs (Term 1 & 2)

ASTU 100 G03; 11:00 – 12:30, Tues/Thurs (Term 1 & 2)

ASTU 100 is a 6-credit course that meets the Faculty of Arts’ writing and literature requirements by teaching academic writing and research through the study of literature. Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100 courses: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/astu-100/

To see the current course description for the available sections of ASTU 100, see https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/global-citizens2/. To learn more about CAP, a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, creative and performing arts, and humanities in research streams, see our website: http://cap.arts.ubc.ca/

Each section of ASTU 100 enrolls 20-25 first year Arts students. Teaching these sections also entails some coordinated and collaborative teaching with CAP faculty in a given stream.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD* in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, and literary and cultural studies. Preference will be given to applicants with university-level experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching both literature and academic writing, using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. *PhD candidates who have ABD status and are in the final months of completing their degree requirements may also be considered; please indicate defense date. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching would be an asset.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer teaching ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability for one or both sections.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)

The committee will consult UBC teaching evaluations and CAP peer-review of teaching reports, if available.

If you have not previously taught ASTU 100 or ASTU 101 in CAP:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating your availability for one or both sections.
  • curriculum vitae (detailing postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for three academic references
  • sample course outline (1-2 pages) for these particular sections of ASTU 100 in the Global Citizens stream (including a list of sample texts and descriptions of sample assignments).
  • statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing and literature
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

Applicants may also be interested in applying to teach available sections of WRDS 150, offered by Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) unit of First-Year Programs. Applicants who wish to be considered for sections of WRDS 150 as well as an ASTU 100 should also include a sample course outline for a non-Arts section. See here for more information: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/

Applications must be submitted online as .pdf files. Please follow the instructions provided on
the application webpage:

https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/welcome-to-ubcs-co-ordinated-arts-program/working-with-us/

Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

 

 

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Jun, 2019

Arts Studies in Research and Writing, Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, invites applications for Sessional Lecturers to teach sections of WRDS 150: Writing and Research in the Disciplines in 2019/2020 Winter session Term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2019). The final number of sections offered is subject to enrolment. Available sections are:

  • WRDS 150 section 633 for non-Arts students, MWF, 11:00-12:00
  • WRDS 150 section 663 for non-Arts students, MWF, 2:00-3:00
  • WRDS 150 section 11B for Arts students, TuTh, 9:30-11:00
  • WRDS 150 section 12A for Arts Students, TuTh 11:00-12:30
  • WRDS 150 section 732 for non-Arts students, TuTh, 2:00-3:00

Term 2 courses may also become available.

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, with relevant representation from disciplines including STEM, the social sciences, commerce, humanities, and creative and performing arts. ASRW offers distinct sections for students registered in the Faculty of Arts and students in non-Arts faculties.

The successful applicant 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 and significant experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current research in writing pedagogy.  Relevant experience in business and technical writing and/or science communication would be an asset. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Laurie McNeill at Laurie.McNeill@ubc.ca

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:

  • a letter of application indicating your availability and preferences for the particular sections offered
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience)
  • course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages) and, if available, peer evaluation of teaching. The Committee will consult UBC student evaluations of teaching.

If you have not previously taught in ASRW:

  • a letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating which of the advertised sections you are available to teach
  • curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
  • names and contact information for 3 academic references
  • sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 for non-Arts students: include course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments.
  • statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)

Application materials 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/. Review of applications will begin on July 4, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

13 Jun, 2019

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track Educational Leadership position in Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture at the rank of Instructor. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. programs in arts or humanities are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: English, Women’s and/or Gender and/or Transgender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, African Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communications, and Media and/or Cultural Studies. An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required. Candidates’ doctoral research and coursework should be focused on Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture Studies with an area of specialization including any of the following: Science fiction, gender studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, and/or social media & digital storytelling. A commitment to and involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Experience in teaching online and the development of Online Learning curriculum is required.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with expertise or evidence of potential in teaching and educational leadership (curriculum development & pedagogical innovation) expertise related to feminist media studies in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects that are relevant to the growing diversity of Canadian society and the consequences of globalism, neoliberalism and transnationalism.

The GRSJ Institute (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) is currently building capacity in feminist media and literature. Opportunities exist to contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as collaborations with initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly.

Major criteria in selection will be demonstration or promise of excellence in educational leadership and undergraduate teaching in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Institute, and to contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to ongoing curriculum, program development, and other teaching and learning initiatives. Experience with undergraduate advising and administration of programming will be considered an asset.

Anticipated position start date: September 1, 2019

Applications should be submitted to our department’s online application portal, found here https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/instructor-1-feminist-media/.

Applicants should be prepared to upload, in the following order: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations), and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the GRSJ Institute at (grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca). Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Institute in a timely fashion, that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Review of applications begins on July 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit: www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva, Director & Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ): sji.director@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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Phonetics (Postdoctoral Fellowship)

11 Jun, 2019

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Phonetics, to commence no later than September 1, 2019.

These positions may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of performance. 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 Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory directed by Prof. Bryan Gick. Expertise in one or more areas relevant to the lab’s research is required, including articulatory phonetics, motor control, neurophysiology, biomechanics, experimental methods or computational modeling of speech. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach at least one course, including at least one research-based 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 cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, 2 sample publications, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. The cover letter should include a statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Application materials should be submitted online at: https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/postdoctoral. In addition, applicants should arrange for two or three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by July 8, 2019. Please include “Phonetics Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Bryan Gick at gick@mail.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.

African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

24 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2019 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2019)

 AFST 250A – Introduction to African Studies

Course Description:AFST 250 is an introductory course designed to provide students with background information and critical approaches that will enable them to participate in academic discussions and take more advanced courses in the field of African Studies. It will emphasize critical thinking and seek to foster an awareness of the conceptual challenges involved in our attempts to understand the complexities of African Studies.

Scheduled: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00

 Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields,

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach). Please also indicate if you are employed elsewhere on campus.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline for this course
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 250A” by March 1, 2019.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program and the course please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@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 $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

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

African Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

24 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2019 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2020)

AFST 450R – African diasporic culture in Canadian society, fostering dialogue with members of African Canadian communities on cultural values, traditions, memory, adaptation and change

Course Description: This 3-credit course combines the study of historical evidence of the presence of African diasporic culture in Canadian society, reflection on the notion African diaspora and on various ways in which that notion has been viewed by political and cultural theorists, and the fostering of dialogue with members of African Canadian communities on cultural values, traditions, memory, adaptation and change. Students are encouraged not only to apply their classroom-based learning to their dialogue with members of African Canadian communities but also to challenge theoretical models and preconceived notions through the experience of discussing those models and notions with individuals, families and groups.

Scheduled: 2019W Term 2 (January – April 2020) Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields, with particular emphasis on demonstrated links to African Canadian and/or diasporic communities.

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach). Please also indicate if you are employed elsewhere on campus.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught(course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline for this course
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 450R” by March 1, 2019.

For more information on the African Studies Minor program please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/

For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@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 $6,915 per 3-credit course.

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

African Studies (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

8 Jan, 2019

The African Studies Minor Program in the UBC Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for a one-term teaching assistantship during 2018W Term 2 (January – April).

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant I or II (G.T.A. I or II)

A G.T.A. I is a graduate student who holds a master’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a doctoral degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a masters or doctoral degree in the posted discipline.

 A G.T.A. II is a graduate student who holds a bachelor’s degree or is a graduate student who is registered in a masters degree program at the University of British Columbia or who is a student who holds a bachelors degree in the posted discipline. An employee who is registered in a diploma or licentiate program shall be appointed as a G.T.A. II.

Course details: AFST 250A section 002 (3 credits) – Introduction to African Studies: cultural, historical, and geographical issues of African Studies

Instructor: Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo

Lectures are scheduled on Tu / Th, 12:30 to 2:00pm

Qualifications:  Registration as a graduate student at UBC (either MA or PhD) in good standing; substantially familiar with the general history, culture, and geography of the African continent either through undergraduate (or graduate) coursework or prior experience as a TA for a course with substantial African content.

Duties: Attend lectures; assist instructor with tutorials, grading, and exam invigilation

Hours: 12 hours per week for 4 months (January 1 – April 30, 2019)

Salary: $32.53/hour for GTA I; $31.30/hour for GTA II

Application: Please provide an updated CV, a brief cover letter, and evidence of good standing in

your graduate program.

The CV should contain specific details of relevant experience either as a teaching assistant for a course with substantial African content or as a student having completed coursework at the undergraduate (or graduate level) with substantial African content.

Application materials should be sent the Chair of African Studies Program, Dr. Suzanne James at: sujames@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline: 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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.

Global Community Development (Sessional Lecturer)

14 Dec, 2018

Applications are invited for a qualified individual to co-teach the following 3-credit course during the 2018 Winter Session, Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2019):

ASTU 204C 001 – “Collaborative Methods for Global Community Development”

An interactive and blended learning experience introducing a suite of collaborative methodologies (systems thinking, strategic design, forum theatre) preparing second year students for upper year courses across the campus in social change and community development. Students will be drawing upon these methods to explore a problem space (Global Migration) related to one of the Sustainable Development Goals.  This course will engage students on the topic of migration using virtual reality and other creative technologies to increase contextual understanding. Emphasis will be on theory bridging to practice around collaborative methods for problem or opportunity finding, problem solving, co-creation, and working in cross-disciplinary teams.

For further information about this course, visit the website of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) in the Faculty of Arts at: www.orice.ubc.ca and to consult the course schedule, visit: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-section&dept=ASTU&course=204C&section=001

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience, a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, expertise in collaborative participatory methodologies including forum theatre, strategic design methodologies, and experience in community engaged change processes.

Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach).

To apply, please provide:

  • a letter of application;
  • an updated CV, which includes a record of teaching experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities;
  • a sample outline;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • names and contact emails of two referees

Application materials and reference letters should be and sent electronically to ORICE at ubc.orice@ubc.ca addressed to Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Chair, ASTU 204C Search Committee.

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 28, 2018

This position is subject to availability of funds.  If a Sessional Lecturer position is offered, the appointment will be governed by UBC’s Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers, which carries a minimum salary of $6,915 per 3-credit course. If an Adjunct Professor position is offered, the appointment will be governed by Policy 42 Faculty Term Appointments Without Review.

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. You are invited to indicate (on your CV or in your letter of application) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Public Economics, Economic Theory and Macroeconomics (Associate Professor)

15 Oct, 2018

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 (Full) Professor. Our priority fields are Public Economics, Economic Theory and Macroeconomics, however truly exceptional candidates working outside these fields may be given consideration. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank  appropriate to their level of experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., a distinguished international reputation, an outstanding record of publications in topranked 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. Candidates hired into  tenured positions must be approved by the appropriate VSE Promotion and Tenure Committee and the university’s Senior Appointments Committee before the appointment can be made official.

Applications must include:

  • a c.v. which will include a publication record and links to current research papers
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (normally student evaluations of teaching)
  • a teaching statement which will include the candidate’s methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body

We encourage anyone who desires to also include a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or
potential contribution, to diversity. We require the names and contact information of at least 4 potential referees who can be contacted for an 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://economics.ubc.ca/people/job-postings/. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Canada Research Chair in Ethics or Social-Political Philosophy (Professor, tenured)

18 Sep, 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 Ethics or Social-Political Philosophy. This is a full-time tenured appointment made at the rank of Professor in the Department of Philosophy. We welcome applications from philosophers who have made and will continue to make ground-breaking contributions to philosophical thinking about value or normativity in the field of ethics or social and political philosophy. Within this ambit, the department is open to a diverse range of research profiles, including but not limited to those that foreground race, indigeneity, gender, or sexuality.

The successful applicant 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. Typically, CRCs receive some reduction in the standard teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per year for the duration of the CRC; this constitutes a reduction of one course per year. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date: as early as July 1, 2019.

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.

The UBC Department of Philosophy is an outstanding mid-size department with numerous research and teaching strengths. It is located in the Faculty of Arts, which includes many departments regarded as leaders in Canada and ranked in the top 20 or 30 in the world.  For information about the Department, visit: http://philosophy.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 through the UBC Faculty careers website (https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31285). 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 Matt Bedke, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (email: matt.bedke@ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Erika Yep, Philosophy Department Manager of Administration (email: phil.adm@ubc.ca).

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We encourage individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) to apply. For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/centre-for-accessibility.

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.