Department of Sociology

Sociology – (Instructor, tenure-track)

16 Feb, 2018

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor position to be held in the Department of Sociology (www.soci.ubc.ca). The position offers opportunities for a sociologist 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. This position has been created to support a partnership between the Department of Sociology and Vantage College.

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.

The ideal candidate would be a broadly trained sociologist, able to design and teach innovative courses in Sociology. The standard expectation for teaching for educational leadership faculty in the Faculty of Arts is 18 credits per year. The successful candidate is expected to dedicate two-thirds of their teaching towards the Vantage One Arts program in UBC’s Vantage College (https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca). Teaching assignments for Vantage College will include first-year level sociology courses (typically, SOCI 101: Social Interaction and Culture and SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change). Teaching assignments for the Sociology Department may also include more senior undergraduate Sociology courses, and thus an ability to teach several 300- and 400-level courses would be expected. For information on the range of course offerings, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/undergraduate-program/courses/.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses in sociology. Individuals with strong, demonstrable commitments 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 encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching international undergraduate students, engaging with professional associations that support Sociology education, as well as experience with research in pedagogy, Sociology curriculum development, and 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. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work related to the undergraduate programs in both units.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. 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. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.

The expected starting date is July 1, 2018. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28967 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations), and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to integrating consideration of diversity into their teaching practice, along with their ability to work with an international student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name and “Instructor position” in the subject line. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 19, 2018. Review of applications will begin soon after March 19 and will 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 of Canada will be given priority.

Sociology (Lecturer)

30 Jan, 2018

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 in Sociology, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018.

We expect to fill this position for a three-year term (which entails a probationary first year). Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses that are part of the Sociology program.  Teaching will be assigned based on the needs of the Department and the responsibilities for this position will include sections of introductory courses as well as more advanced courses in the undergraduate curriculum. The prospective candidates would be expected to teach first-year courses including Sociology 101: Social Interaction and Culture; Sociology 102 Inequality and Social Change. Candidates should also be able to teach a range of upper-level courses from our current curriculum.

We seek applicants with a PhD in Sociology, but will also consider those who have completed the requirements for the PhD degree by the position start date. We are seeking to engage exceptional teachers who have experience teaching undergraduate sociology courses.  We have a particular interest in applicants with strong commitments and demonstrated potential to achieving excellence in teaching and academic supervision of undergraduate students. The teaching load for the position will be 24 credits per year, distributed typically as a 3/3 course load in the Winter session and 2 courses in the Summer. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28816. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by March 2, 2018 in the order listed: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.). 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 Sociology.”  Review of applications will begin soon after March 2nd and will 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada 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.