Hispanic Studies (Lecturer)

September 24, 2021

Lecturer Position in Hispanic Studies

The Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Hispanic Studies. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2022.

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, with four weeks of annual leave) and service assignments. The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for teaching undergraduate language courses in Spanish at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, with the possibility of also teaching introductory courses in literature and/or culture. Service responsibilities may include: student advising and placement, curriculum development, and service on administrative committees as assigned by the Head.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of three years, including 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.

Requirements: Ph.D in Hispanic Studies, Spanish, or an equivalent relevant field. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish, as well as a good command of English, and must be able to demonstrate competence in second-language pedagogy, technology-assisted instruction, and knowledge of current issues and methods in teaching Spanish as a second language. A good understanding of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) teaching and assessment practices is an asset.

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at https://fhis.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted before November 5th 2021 via this online form: https://fhis.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-lecturer-position-in-hispanic-studies-2022/

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the application deadline, via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca with the subject line “Lecturer position in Hispanic Studies.” Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at fhis.search@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin soon after November 5th 2021 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.

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.