School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

Library and Information Studies (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

31 Oct, 2018

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies – UBC iSchool invites applications from promising scholars for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019.  Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of library and information studies or a related discipline.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society and the need for diverse, critical and socially responsible approaches in research and practice. To complement current strengths, we are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital collections; cultural heritage and digital curation; scholarly communication; and digital media and technologies. Excellent applicants in other areas of information studies will also be considered.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • a demonstrated record of excellence and potential for further achievement in research and scholarship;
  • a record of publications and contributions within the field;
  • ability and interest in high quality teaching and course development at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • the ability to support a positive, diverse and inclusive research and learning environment;
  • experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary research environments;
  • a demonstrated capacity for academic service and leadership.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate level (MLIS, PhD) and to contribute to the development and teaching of undergraduate courses in information studies.

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.  It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The UBC iSchool is ranked first in Canada and fourth in the world in the field of information management. An academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, the iSchool offers a Ph.D. program, Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS) and a First Nations specialization. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Faculty and students at the iSchool collaborate with units across campus, including leading cultural institutions such as the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the Beatty Biodiversity Museum. Further information about the UBC iSchool can be found at http://slais.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/.

The deadline for submission of application is December 15, 2018. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at  https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31741. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed:  a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for three references.  Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@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.

 

Information Studies – Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Materials (Assistant Professor Without Review)

25 Oct, 2018

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), UBC iSchool, invites applications from scholars for a part-time (25%) position for a 3 year term as Assistant Professor Without Review, commencing January 1, 2019. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society. We are seeking candidates with scholarly expertise in Indigenous information practices and the collection and preservation of cultural-historical materials.  Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activities as well as knowledge of and experience with research and practice with indigenous communities. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching and student supervision and to demonstrate leadership within the School and the University.

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool, an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), a First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Further information about the iSchool can be found at http://slais.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/.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday November 25, 2018. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31680. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents:  a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for three references.  Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@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.

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.