Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Assistant Professor without Review)

Posted March 28, 2020

One-Year Term Appointment

Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
University of British Columbia

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver ( invites applications for a limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor without Review in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review. This position is an appointment without review (i.e. non-tenure track) and is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of the appointment, demonstrate accomplishment in scholarship, and provide evidence of teaching across all levels in an undergraduate program.

Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. programs in arts, social sciences or humanities are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: First Nations Studies, Gender and/or Transgender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, Critical Race Studies, An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with expertise or evidence of potential for high-quality scholarship and teaching at the undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, excellent record of teaching, active engagement in the undergraduate programs and activities as well as fully participate in the Institute affairs and service. The teaching load will be five 3-credits courses (a 2-3 load) and service duties as assigned by the Head.

The GRSJ Institute ( is currently building curricular capacity. Opportunities exist to contribute to the development of undergraduate curriculum as well as collaborations with initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly.

Anticipated position start date: July 1, 2020

The application dossier should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations), and 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.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the GRSJ Institute at by the deadline. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Institute by the application deadline.

All application materials should be submitted online at The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2020. Review of applications begins immediately following the application deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Janice Stewart, Acting Director & Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ):

For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit:

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.