Academic Postings

Germanic Studies / German Literature and Culture (Assistant Professor)

4 Aug, 2017

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated research potential in German Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, or Media History. The ability to teach film courses and intellectual history is a definite asset. 

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, engage in graduate and undergraduate student supervision, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in curriculum and program development, and contribute to service.  Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038.  Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 2  megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a  sample of published work, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness.  In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three confidential, signed letters of reference to cenes.adm@ubc.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Search Committee Chair and Department Head, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia (email: winthrop@mail.ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Diane Smyth, Administrator (email: cenes.adm@ubc.ca).

Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by November 15, 2017. 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.

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.

President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies

13 Jul, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Media Studies, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Media Studies and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a major international impact in the Humanities; be a recognized leader in the field of Media Studies; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and innovative research program in Media Studies.

Media Studies considers mediation across the breadth of its history and diverse cultural contexts and addresses important epistemological and ontological questions in the context of a rapidly evolving and increasingly global media landscape. Since Media Studies represents an interdisciplinary cluster at UBC, the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate department or interdisciplinary unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate Bachelor of Media Studies degree program. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the development of the Bachelor of Media Studies degree and the research cluster associated with it. The candidate will also teach in their home department as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=27027. The closing date for applications is September 30, 2017 or once a suitable candidate is found. Please do not forward applications by e-mail.

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, 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.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence.

Social Work – Indigenous – (Instructor, tenure-track)

8 Jul, 2017

The School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor position to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning July 1, 2018.

Major selection criteria will include demonstration of a strong commitment to championing components in social work education relevant to Indigenous communities and clients; ability and commitment to teaching social work practice at the graduate and undergraduate levels; promise of educational leadership; interest in developing innovative pedagogical approaches; and current and extensive practice experience with Indigenous peoples.  We seek applicants whose record demonstrates evidence of an ability to liaise effectively with Indigenous communities and organizations, as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and/or contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples.  Area of practice is open but the School has interest in expanding its expertise in Child and Family, Health, Mental Health, Social and Community Development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate clear promise of achieving distinction in teaching and educational leadership.  They will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling, group and community), to advance Indigenous social work education and curriculum development, and to coordinate and lead various initiatives in relation to Indigenous issues.

Applicants who have a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and a PhD in either Social Work or closely related disciplines are preferred. While we seek applicants who have a MSW degree, in exceptional cases we may consider those with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in combination with a Master’s degree from a closely related discipline. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of social care; expertise in health, mental health, children and family, or social and community development; and at least five years of post-MSW (or post-BSW) practice experience.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of educational leadership, teaching, service, and student supervision at the graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) levels.

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/

The School 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. Please check the School’s web page for updates and further information: www.socialwork.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted online by September 15, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (Job ID#26983). Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, UBC-Vancouver via 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.

Clinical Psychology (Assistant Professor positions)

8 Jul, 2017

Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus (psych.ubc.ca) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in clinical psychology, which will begin 1 July 2018.  Candidates must hold a PhD   from an accredited clinical training program (including an APA- or CPA-accredited internship) before starting the position. They are also expected to obtain registration as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia once their formal appointment begins.

We are seeking applicants with strong research records who would enhance our research-oriented CPA-accredited doctoral program. One position is open with regard to clinical research specialization. The second position is designated for an applicant with specialization in clinical child/adolescent psychology. For both positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements existing strengths of the clinical program and bridges clinical psychology to other areas of the department (psych.ubc.ca/faculty/). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching; provide effective clinical and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service.

Applications must be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at the appropriate link provided below.

(1) Applicants for the open clinical research specialization position should upload a single PDF file (containing the following documents in the order listed: a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three publications) through www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27003.

(2) Applicants for the clinical child/adolescent position should upload their application materials through  www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/26988. Applicants interested in the Clinical child/adolescent position will automatically be considered for the open clinical research specialization position as well and should not upload their materials to both links.

After uploading their materials, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline via email to ubcpsycjobs@psych.ubc.ca.

The closing date for applications is: 1 October 2017.

These positions are 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.

History (Instructor, tenure-track)

6 Jul, 2017

The Department of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor whose scholarship concerns war, conflict, or mass violence in non-Western contexts. This position offers opportunities to pursue a career in teaching and educational leadership at the university level, with engagement in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community.

The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained historian of the non-Western world, able to demonstrate an ability to design and teach innovative courses on war and its social, political, and/or cultural dimensions. The position entails a teaching load of six courses throughout the year (18 credits). This load comprises first-year undergraduate History courses with a global focus at UBC Vantage College as well as undergraduate courses at various levels (including third- and fourth-year) in the Department of History.

The incumbent’s academic appointment will be in the Department of History (http://www.history.ubc.ca), but they are expected to dedicate 2/3 of teaching workload towards the Arts stream of the University’s international program, Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula.

Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students, as well as to making substantial contributions to curriculum development and course design are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching international students, engagement with professional associations supporting history education, and experience with collaborative teaching and learning initiatives, research in pedagogy, arts curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies into the curriculum are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, educational leadership, and service across both units.

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/

Applications are to be submitted online by 16 October 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/26908. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent in care of Ms Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, by the same deadline. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Instructor Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

Enquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of: Dr. Arlene Sindelar, Chair, Instructor Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia; arlene.sindelar@ubc.ca

Review of applications will begin soon after 16 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected starting date is 1 July 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.

Environmental Sociology – (Assistant Professor)

23 Jun, 2017

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  The substantive area of specialization is environmental sociology. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests, who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population.  For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2017 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/26848). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

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, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies – Faculty of Arts

19 Jun, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications from experienced scholars and academic leaders for the position of Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The University is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. The Institute is committed to critical decolonial social change and theoretical advancement, research excellence, community engagement, land-based learning, and international impact. Information about the Institute and each of its constituent programs— First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL)—is available on their respective websites: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/ and http://fnel.arts.ubc.ca/.

 

The Directorship appointment is expected to be for a five-year term, with the possibility for reappointment. There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.

 

We seek applicants who have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research publications commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher, a demonstrated record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, a track record of successful graduate supervision, a background in establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, and the necessary skills and experience that demonstrate capacity for leadership in an academic setting.  Prior administrative experience in a leadership role will be an asset. We encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to advancing areas of research currently represented in the Institute.

 

Engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations is central to the work of the Institute, and we seek candidates who understand the importance of relationship building to their work as leaders. The successful applicant will be a creative, effective, and collaborative leader who fosters an environment of respectful inclusion for students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The Institute Director’s responsibilities will include recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing Institute-wide and University-wide initiatives, maintaining and enhancing respectful partnerships with our Musqueam hosts, overseeing the educational and community programs and the financial health of the unit.

 

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

 

Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Laura J. Hart (Manager – Admin & HR, Dean of Arts Office) via email (Arts.Headships@ubc.ca) with the following components: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5 statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) experience in respectful and community-centred administrative leadership, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body committed to decolonization, (d) Indigenous community engagement, and (e) potential contributions to the Institute.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those applicants who are longlisted will be contacted further.

 

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.