Department of Sociology

Family Studies (Lecturer)

7 Feb, 2019

The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Family Studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill limited service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, primarily within the Family Studies minor. Teaching responsibilities would likely include two or more of the following: FMST 210: Family Context of Human Development, FMST 312: Parent-child Relationships, FMST 314: Relationship Development, FMST 441: Social Context of Child Development, SOCI 200: Sociology of Family and SOCI 220: Diversity in Family Forms. In collaboration with other faculty members, the successful candidate will work to strengthen the Department’s Family Studies curriculum by developing and teaching new courses that align with the life course framework of our Family Studies minor program. See: https://sociology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/sociology-programs/minor/

We prefer candidates with an extensive background in Family Studies and who have a completed PhD in Family Studies, Sociology or a cognate discipline before commencing the position, as well as experience teaching undergraduate courses in Family Studies. We have a particular interest in candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, which includes contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; and commitment to diversity.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/y8fmbar4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by the deadline of March 15, 2019: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.), and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Family Studies.” Review of applications will begin soon after March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 may 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.