German Studies (Lecturer)

February 2, 2021

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year, full-time Lecturer position in German Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (https://cenes.ubc.ca) commencing July 1, 2021.

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 full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment) and service assignments. The successful candidate will teach courses on culture, literature, media, and language in Germanophone contexts—perhaps including specialization in film and visual culture, print cultures, and/or queer/gender studies. Service duties will include contributing to collaborative curriculum development efforts within the Department through committee work and advising.

Excellent proficiency in German is required, as is a PhD in German or a related doctoral degree by the position start date. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record of success in undergraduate teaching.

Applications should include a CV and cover letter including teaching interests­—specific course suggestions welcome—and a statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Please also include evidence of effective teaching. Applicants should submit the names and contact information of three academic references who could be asked for letters of recommendation after the initial review.

Applications are to be submitted online by March 31, 2021:
https://cene.air.arts.ubc.ca/ 1-year-lecturer-in-german

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and the UBC Collective Agreement.

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.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.