Vancouver School of Economics – Lecturer

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), Faculty of Arts, for the 2018-19 academic year.

This is a full-time, one-year appointment, which is renewable, in accordance with University policies, and subject to availability of funds and excellence in teaching. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2018.

The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits per year. The teaching assignment will be based on the needs of the School and may include introductory and intermediate courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as undergraduate project and/or field courses. A specialization in microeconomics would be an asset. Service assignments will include some responsibility for administrative duties related to the undergraduate program in the School.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics and have experience in teaching undergraduate Economics courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching Economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence or promise of excellence is required; experience in economics course development, utilization of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience in undergraduate administration, is highly desirable.

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Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees (per instructions on our website). We also encourage anyone who desires to include a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body.

All application materials and reference letters should be received no later than December 31, 2017. 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, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.