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Family Studies (Lecturer)

The Department of Sociology (http://soci.ubc.ca/) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Family Studies, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of up to 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. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill limited service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach undergraduate courses, primarily within the Family Studies minor. Teaching responsibilities would likely include two or more of the following: FMST 210: Family Context of Human Development, FMST 312: Parent-child Relationships, FMST 314: Relationship Development, FMST 441: Social Context of Child Development, SOCI 200: Sociology of Family and SOCI 220: Diversity in Family Forms. In collaboration with other faculty members, the successful candidate will work to strengthen the Department’s Family Studies curriculum by developing and teaching new courses that align with the life course framework of our Family Studies minor program. See: https://sociology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/sociology-programs/minor/

We prefer candidates with an extensive background in Family Studies and who have a completed PhD in Family Studies, Sociology or a cognate discipline before commencing the position, as well as experience teaching undergraduate courses in Family Studies. We have a particular interest in candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, which includes contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; and commitment to diversity.

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.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/y8fmbar4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by the deadline of March 15, 2019: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.), and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to soci.head@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Family Studies.” Review of applications will begin soon after March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Economics (Instructor, tenure-track)

The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The Instructor will be expected to teach a full course load per year (i.e. six 3-credit courses per year), which would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate field courses.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and will have experience in teaching undergraduate economics courses. The incumbent may also be asked to teach economics courses to graduate students in a multidisciplinary setting.  Expertise and experience in gender economics would be an asset.  Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply.  In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development and/or course design.  Experience in pedagogical research, economics curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience with professional associations supporting economics education, is highly desirable.   The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work, with a preference for experience in media and communications.

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

Application instructions and additional information about our school are available on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca. Applications will include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae including a record of courses taught
  • a teaching dossier which should include: a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, including candidate’s methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body, as well as evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations)
  • three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees.

All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 10, 2019.   Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.

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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Eight Arts faculty win UBC’s 2018 Faculty Research Awards

February 6, 2019

Eight members of the Faculty of Arts are being recognized by UBC’s Faculty Research Awards. Winners of these awards were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science and medicine.

Each spring, the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation hosts an awards reception to recognize outstanding UBC researchers. This year the reception will be held on April 10, 2019 at the Jack Poole Hall of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

Congratulations to all recipients!


The eight faculty members recognized are:

JACOB BIELY RESEARCH PRIZE

UBC’s premier award for research 

UBC KILLAM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Enabling faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave

  • Ian Hill (English Language & Literatures)
  • Mark Turin (Anthropology / Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies)

UBC KILLAM RESEARCH PRIZES

Recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions

DOROTHY SOMERSET AWARD FOR PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Recognizing faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film

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