Academic Careers

Sessional Teaching for Term 2 of 2017-2018 Academic Year
Posted: September 11, 2017

The Department of English is requesting applications for a Sessional Lecturer for Term 2 of the academic year 2017-2018 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 330 “The Structure of Modern English: Sounds and Words,” an introduction to phonology, morphology, and lexical semantics.

Applicants should have a complete or near-complete PhD in English language or linguistics, with successful teaching experience in the field. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should include with their letter of application:
• a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position
• a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
• recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent by their referees. Application and letters of reference should be sent by email to

english.headsoffice@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2017

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course.

Professor Sian Echard, Head
Department of English
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

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.

 

Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Posted: August 25, 2017

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.

We invite applications from specialists working on transnational Asian literatures and cultures. Possible areas of interest include Transpacific and Pacific studies, Global Asian and Asian diasporic literatures, postcolonial writing, or Asian and South Asian Canadian literature. We welcome transnational and comparative perspectives, historical range, the blending of creative and critical modes, and community engagement.

The Department of English is actively renewing its curriculum, aiming both to showcase its traditional strengths, and to enhance research and teaching in new and emerging areas. Current and planned courses that are potentially relevant to this position include Global South Connections; World Literature and Social Movements; Migrations and Transnational Networks; Early Canadian Literature; Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Literature; Canadian Literature; and Indigenous Literature.

Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27030 by October 15, 2017 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to: english.recruitment@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position start date: July 1, 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca.

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.

 

First-Year English Coordinator (12-month Lecturer) INTERNAL POSTING
Posted: May 1, 2017

The Department of English at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for the position of First-year English Coordinator, to be appointed at the rank of 12-Month Lecturer beginning 1 July 2017. This position is potentially renewable, with reappointment contingent upon excellent performance appraisals and availability of funds.

The First-year English Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the first-year English program, with particular focus on coordination of English 112 sections. Major duties include work related to registration and planning, cross-section continuity, exam coordination, transfer and articulation, assessment of student eligibility, student advising, conflict resolution, and mentorship of new faculty teaching ENGL 112. The First-year English Coordinator also liaises with advisors, Faculties, and programs across UBC.

The 12-Month Lecturer position has year-round duties and a standard teaching load of eight 3-credit courses per year; the First-year English Coordinator receives one 3-credit course release in recognition of the additional administrative duties associated with the Coordinator role.

Applicants should hold a PhD in English Literature, Rhetoric or Language, and have at least five years’ successful experience teaching ENGL 112 or one of its articulated equivalents at UBC. Experience in academic administration will be an asset.

Candidates’ applications should include

  • a cover letter indicating your experience teaching academic writing and any academic administrative experience
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience and listing fields of teaching expertise)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy/practice (not exceeding one page)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations from three courses taught in 2016 or 2017 and other evidence of excellent teaching

Applicants should provide contact information for three referees who can speak to their teaching and administrative work; longlisted candidates will be asked to have confidential letters sent by three referees shortly after the application deadline.

Applications should be sent by email to english.headsoffice@ubc.ca.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty.”

Queries should be addressed to

Professor Siân Echard, Head
Department of English, University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC; Canada   V6T 1Z1

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

Sessional Teaching Positions 2017S and 2017W
Posted: April 6, 2017

The Department of English invites applications for Sessional Lecturers to teach in 2017 Summer and/or Winter terms.

In particular, we seek candidates who are qualified and available to teach one or more sections of ENGL 112 “Strategies for University Writing” in the 2017 academic year.

Applicants should hold a PhD in English Literature, Rhetoric or Language (or anticipate a defense completed before September 2017), and have successful teaching experience in academic writing and/or literature.

Candidates’ applications should include:

  • a cover letter indicating your experience teaching academic writing
  • a curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience and listing fields of teaching expertise)
  • recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should also provide contact information for two referees who can speak to their teaching and academic work.

Applications should be sent by email to english.headsoffice@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: 21 April 2017

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516.08 per 3-credit course.

Professor Sian Echard, Head
Department of English
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.