First-Year English Coordinator (12-month Lecturer) INTERNAL POSTING

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

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.