The Coordinated Arts Program (CAP) in the Faculty of Arts, at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), seeks an experienced and innovative educator to join its faculty and teach academic writing and literary studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.
CAP is a cohort program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in coordinated streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Each CAP stream features a seminar, Arts Studies (ASTU) 100, a 6-credit course which addresses academic research and writing through the study of literature (meeting the current Faculty of Arts’ degree requirements for both literature and academic writing) or ASTU 101, a 3-credit course that meets the writing requirement only. These courses also foster multidisciplinary conversations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes.
This is a full-time Lecturer position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are non-tenure-track appointments, renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) per year and service assignments. In cases where extraordinary additional service responsibilities are assigned by the unit head, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted.
Qualifications and Requirements
The successful candidate will be expected to teach three sections of the 6-credit ASTU 100, and at least one section of 3-credit ASTU 101 course. Lecturers are also responsible for facilitating collaborative teaching with CAP faculty from other disciplines in a given stream, and contributing to curriculum development, student engagement and support, and program initiatives within CAP. Please consult the CAP website for a fuller description of the ASTU 100/101 courses: https://cap.arts.ubc.ca/our-streams/astu-100/
The successful candidate will be expected to teach the CAP courses noted above and will be expected to fulfill administrative responsibilities and service. The Lecturer will work closely with the CAP Chair and with other instructors in CAP and First-Year Programs in a highly collaborative environment.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in hand, or by the start date of the appointment; however, applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the PhD is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellence in teaching may also be considered. A background in multi- or interdisciplinarity or collaborative teaching, and evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development would be assets, as is a keen interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Community Engaged Learning.
The application dossier should include:
(1) a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
(3) a teaching dossier including,
(a) a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing and literature
(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and (c) a proposed syllabus for ASTU 100 in the “People & Planet” stream (including a description of the research topic examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments).
(4) 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
(5) Names and contact information for 3 referees.
All application materials should be submitted online at https://fyp.air.arts.ubc.ca/cap-lecturer-people-and-planet-2023/. The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 12, 2023. Review of applications will begin following the application deadline and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Moberley Luger, Chair of the Coordinated Arts Program, at email@example.com.
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