Academic Postings

Linguistics (Sessional Lecturer)

8 Mar, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vancouver School of Economics – Associate Professor

1 Mar, 2018

Categories/Specialties:

  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy

Deadline: 2018-03-31

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

2019-20 Ritsumeikan Visiting Professorship

28 Feb, 2018

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

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

 

 

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

8 Feb, 2018

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

 

CRC in Philosophy: Politics and Language

2 Feb, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Completed applications must be received by March 5, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The start date for this position can be as early as July 1, 2018.

 

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

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.

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.