Academic Postings

Director, School of Social Work

17 Jul, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Social Work, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We expect that the successful candidate will have a record of research publications and scholarship activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate will hold an MSW and PhD in Social Work or a related field and bring to the position a distinguished record of research, excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, graduate supervision, academic leadership, and strong communication skills across diverse partnering groups. A demonstrated ability and commitment to play a significant leadership role within the School, the University and the wider community – both local and international – is also expected.  Situated in the Faculty of Arts, the School offers nationally accredited professional BSW and MSW programs and a PhD degree.  We have a strong commitment to social justice, promoting Indigenous rights, research excellence, community-based practice, and international visibility. For information, visit: http://www.socialwork.ubc.ca/ and http://www.arts.ubc.ca/.

The School is in a period of renewal with a number of recent hires and the possibility of additional retirements.  The new Director will be expected to continue to guide this transition by mentoring junior colleagues, mobilizing consensus within the School, and by communicating the unit’s vision beyond the School. The Director is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the unit and will enhance the School’s achievements and reputation as a leading-edge site of critical and transformative social work education within the university, British Columbia, across Canada and internationally.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment as Director is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment for a second term.

Applicants should provide the following items by October 9, 2018 in a single PDF file to Margaret Tom-Wing in the Dean of Arts Office via email (arts.headships@ubc.ca) with “Social Work Director” in the subject line: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, and (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, and vision for a School of Social Work in a research-intensive University.

Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  At a later stage of the search process, long-listed applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information for four referees from whom we can request confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s scholarly record and suitability for the leadership position.

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/.

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

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

History of Capitalism (Assistant Professor)

25 Jun, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Capitalism before 1800, with an expected start date of July 1 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys, including HIST 108, The Global History of Capitalism. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30300.  Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Capitalism Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by October 15, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon, by email at Joy.Dixon@ubc.ca

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

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

History of the Modern Middle East (Assistant Professor)

25 Jun, 2018

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of the modern Middle East, with an expected start date of July 1 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/30298. Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for a broad introductory undergraduate course on modern Middle Eastern history, a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Middle East Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by September 1, 2018.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Steven Lee, by email at stevenhl@mail.ubc.ca.

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

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

Public Librarianship, Records Management and Information Policy (Adjunct Professors)

21 Jun, 2018

The UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) will offer a number of part-time Adjunct teaching appointments for the coming year. An Adjunct Professor is expected to prepare and teach a 3-credit offering in one of the terms.   The current salary amount for one three-credit course is approximately $8,000 for the period of appointment.  Each course comprises approximately 13 classes of three hours each.

Adjunct faculty who have already applied and been approved to teach in 2018-2019 do not need to reapply at this time.

Winter 2018-2019:  The period of appointment is September – December or January – April.

We are seeking instructors to teach in the areas of public librarianship, records management and information policy.  Specifically, we are seeking instructors for the following courses.

  • LIBR 576 Public Libraries
  • INFO 456 Information Policy
  • ARST 565: Administering Records Under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation
  • ARST 560: Information Governance

More information on these courses is available here:  http://slais.ubc.ca/programs/courses/course-list/

The iSchool will consider applicants with master’s degrees in the field of library, archival and information studies and relevant professional experience.

Including Adjuncts who have taught in the past year, please send an expression of interest noting your areas of teaching interest and experience with a current CV to Connie Wintels, Administrative Assistant at ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.  Deadline for submissions is July 16, 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.

Medieval Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

1 Jun, 2018

The Department of English Language & Literatures invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for Term 2 of the academic year 2018-2019 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 344 “Medieval Studies,” a variable-content course focused on literature of the Medieval period.

Applicants must have a PhD in Medieval English Literature or be near completion, with post-secondary teaching experience in the field and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates’ applications should include

  • a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent by their referees.

Application and letters of reference should be sent by email to english.headsoffice@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 22 June 2018

Professor Elizabeth Hodgson, Associate Head Undergraduate
Department of English Language & Literatures
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

This position is subject to final budgetary approval and is 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.

Social Work (Assistant or Associate Professor)

30 May, 2018

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants are required to have a Master’s (or Bachelor’s) degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines, and have at least three years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct social work practice experience.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are seeking 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 September 15, 2018 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including direct social work practice history), 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 September 15, 2018 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.

Video Game Writing & Narrative (Adjunct Professor)

18 May, 2018

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Adjunct Professor in Video Game Writing and Narrative to begin September 1, 2018. The qualified applicant will teach CRWR 310 (3 credits) in Term 1 and Term 2.

Requirements include: MFA preferred, but a combination of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with appropriate writing, publication, and production experience is acceptable; demonstrated excellence in video game writing; creative writing teaching experience at the postsecondary level, including large lectures and video capture, as well as working with teaching assistants.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc). In addition, applicants should arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

Application material and reference letters are to be sent electronically to crwr.admin@ubc.ca by June 25, 2018.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is $6,520 per 3.0 credit course. The position is not eligible for pension and benefits except for statutory benefits (Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Board).

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.

Political Economy and Development (Assistant Professor)

16 May, 2018

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Starting date: July 1, 2018. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the field of Political Economy and Development. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Economics, and will have a specialization in, Political Economy and Development preferably in the area of the economics of conflict. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research through publications in top journals and/or the completion of research papers likely to be published in top journals, as well as a developing international reputation. They will also have demonstrated highly effective teaching and supervision in the fields of development and political economy at both the graduate and undergraduate level. 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. and publications record, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e,g., teaching evaluations), samples of research papers, and at least three confidential reference letters which must be submitted directly by the referee. Application instructions and additional information about the School are available on our website at http://www.economics.ubc.ca. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by June 17, 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.

Special Topics in Arts Studies (Sessional Lecturer)

26 Apr, 2018

The Sciences Po Dual Degree Program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer from July 1 – August 31, 2018 to teach:

  • ASTU 401A Special Topics in Arts Studies

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for sessional lecturers for the 2018 Summer Session to teach one course in the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program (https://sciencespo.ubc.ca) to Dual Degree students arriving at UBC after completing two years of study at Sciences Po.

Details:

The UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program is a unique program offered in partnership between the Faculty of Arts at UBC in Vancouver, and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris in France. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn two BAs in four years: a BA from Sciences Po and a BA from UBC. Students spend their first two years at Sciences Po, a major political science university, and their last two years at UBC, studying social science majors such as Economics, History, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, among others.

In the summer after their two years at Sciences Po and before the winter term of their 3rd year, students participate in two courses: ASTU 260 Knowledge Dissemination: Communicating Research to Public Audiences (taught in 2018S by David Gaertner, First Nations and Indigenous Studies) & ASTU 401A, a special topics course. The courses introduce students to North American university culture, and also UBC’s emphasis on research culture.

ASTU 401A is a topics course, and course proposals in a research area that engages with disciplines across the social sciences and highlights current global issues and politics are preferred. The course should be taught in a manner that is appropriate for upper-level students and facilitates learning through a unique blended delivery model.

Delivery details:

For 2018 Summer, ASTU 401A:

  • Students expected to work on web-based pre-readings, assignments, discussions from July 3-27. The instructor needs to provide a syllabus, materials, and set up the course on Canvas prior to this timeframe but only needs to be available for consultation and questions during this time.
  • The intensive “in-class” portion runs August 8-24, 2018 (non-standard Summer term timetable)
  • Mondays-Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm in BUCH D323

A PhD and teaching experience at college/university level is required.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • Curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • A proposed topics course description/syllabus
  • Names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: belle.cheung@ubc.ca

The deadline for the receipt of application is May 10, 2018.

For more information regarding the program please visit: https://sciencespo.ubc.ca

This position is subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2018W will be $6,915.00 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.

Director of the School of Music

24 Apr, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Music, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019 or July 1, 2019.  The appointment as Director is typically for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.  We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full Professor (although we would consider an exceptional appointment at the rank of Associate Professor).  The UBC School of Music offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including BMus, MMus, MA, DMA, PhD, and the Diploma in Music Performance or Collaborative Piano. For information about the School, visit www.music.ubc.ca.

We seek applicants who have a distinguished record of research publications or creative and performing activity commensurate with appointment at the Full (or Associate) Professor rank, and whose specializations complement those of the School.  The successful candidate will have a record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision.  Demonstrated administrative skills and experience are a requirement, and prior involvement in leadership will be considered an asset.  Applicants would normally possess a PhD or DMA, but we will also consider exceptional candidates with equivalent credentials and experience.   She or he will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity and to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

The Director’s responsibilities will include overseeing recruitment of students; recruiting and evaluating faculty; developing scholarly initiatives; maintaining and enhancing community, alumni, and donor partnerships; overseeing educational and community programs; overseeing the financial health of the unit; and continuing to build the profile of the School regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Applicants should provide the following items in a single PDF file to Margaret Tom-Wing in the Dean of Arts Office via email (arts.headships@ubc.ca) with “MUSIC Director” in the subject line: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research/creative activity program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, and vision for a School of Music in a research-intensive University.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  At a later stage of the search process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and to arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean of Arts Office.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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/.

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

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