Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Lecturer)

Posted on February 18, 2020

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) invites applications for a Lecturer position in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

This is a full-time Lecturer position for a term of up to three years, 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 funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, 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) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. In cases where extraordinary additional administrative responsibilities are assigned by the Head, a teaching reduction may be granted.

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, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communications, and Media and/or Cultural Studies. An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required.  Candidate must have the ability to teach across all levels in the undergraduate program.

Candidates should be qualified to teach a diverse range of undergraduate courses in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice with an area of specialization in any of the following: Feminist ecocriticism, autobiography and life writing, Indigenous story telling, feminist philosophy, postcolonial studies, anti-racist pedagogies, theories of representation, health studies, literary and film theory. A commitment to and involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Experience in teaching online is desirable.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with expertise or evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at the undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, participate in undergraduate activities, as well as fully participate in the Institute affairs and service.

The GRSJ Institute (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) 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, 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 grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca by the deadline. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Institute in a timely fashion, that this is a Lecturer position, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching.

All application materials should be submitted online at https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/2020-lecturer/. The deadline for receipt of application materials is March 20, 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): sji.director@ubc.ca.

For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit: www.grsj.arts.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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.