School of Journalism

 

Journalism (Instructor, tenure-track)

25 Jan, 2019

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, social justice, data, non-profit and public policy journalism as listed on our website: www.journalism.ubc.ca. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership. It involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum and program development, and innovation. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with evidence of teaching excellence in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development. They must have experience in the highest levels of professional practice and a track record of collaboration. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses currently on offer within the School of Journalism and to contribute to areas not currently covered, as well as the ability to participate fully in student supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC defines educational leadership broadly, and it may include outreach, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4 [see 4.04]). 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/.

How to apply:

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment):

The application dossier should include:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience in or potential contributions to educational leadership
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level (student evaluations, peer assessments, sample course syllabi, etc).
  • a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions

Please also indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/32564), Job ID: 32564.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/information-systems/hrms/browser-compatibility/).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with the subject line “Journalism Instructor 2019”.

Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.

Enquiries may be made to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 1, 2019.

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.

 

Digital Journalism (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

7 Jan, 2019

The School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Expected start date is July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, teaching, published work, and/or work in progress. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and professional expertise in contemporary and emerging fields of journalism, complementing the School’s core strengths in digital, international, environmental, Indigenous, and public policy journalism as listed on our website: www.journalism.ubc.ca.

Candidates must have a Masters or PhD degree, with a proven commitment to the advancement of research and practice in the fields of journalism, media and communications. They must demonstrate experience in the highest levels of professional practice, a track record of collaboration, and strong evidence of research activity commensurate with their experience. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses currently on offer within the School of Journalism and to contribute to areas not currently covered, as well as the ability to participate fully in graduate supervision and undertake service duties as assigned by the director. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), Job ID: 32322.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/information-systems/hrms/browser-compatibility/).

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application, compete curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy,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, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to soj.admin@ubc.ca, with “AP 2019 ” in the subject line by the deadline of February 19, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed to Alfred Hermida, director and associate professor at soj.director@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by February 19, 2019.

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.