Modern European History (Lecturer)

The Department of History of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position (1-year contract) in Modern European History, commencing September 1, 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a series of upper-level European survey courses, as well as courses in British and/or German History.  A list of History courses is available at

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service.  The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (8 courses) per year. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. This position may be renewed for a second year, 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.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in European History or a related field.  They should also have deep and demonstrable experience and commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based instruction and/or in curriculum development will be assets.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 February 2018. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, and are requested to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline by email, with “Lecturer” in the subject line, to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at   Alternatively, letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, European History Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Robert Brain, at

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.