The University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin July 1, 2024, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching (in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream; see: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/). The successful candidate is expected to be appointed in a home department aligned with their disciplinary specialization, but with primary responsibilities in the Coordinated Arts Program (CAP), teaching sections of Arts Studies (ASTU) 100 and 101, as determined by the needs of CAP, as well as courses in their home department, where appropriate. The normal teaching load of an Assistant Professor of Teaching is six 3-credit courses over the academic year.
CAP is a learning-community program for first-year students that brings together courses in the social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts in research streams (see http://cap.arts.ubc.ca). Most CAP streams feature a 6-credit seminar, Arts Studies (ASTU) 100, which addresses academic research and writing alongside the study of literature, culture, media, performance, and/or communication. The course also fosters multidisciplinary collaborations by foregrounding concepts that recur across the stream’s classes. CAP fosters excellence and innovation in teaching and learning experiences and is committed to equity and diversity in scholarship, research, and teaching.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in literary, cultural, media, language, cinema, or performance studies–or closely related fields. An approach grounded in social justice, and/or critical gender, race, sexuality, Black and Indigenous Studies is considered an asset, as is experience with or interest in Community Engaged Learning. A background in teaching academic writing using an approach that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy is required. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality educational leadership, especially in the area of curriculum or program development and the first-year experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership; they will play a formative role in the development of this program and its curriculum and are expected to demonstrate the skills needed to undertake administrative responsibility for the program.
As this is a tenure-track position, 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 Assistant Professor of Teaching rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.
Applicants are asked to provide:
- a letter of application,
- curriculum vitae,
- a teaching dossier that includes: statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a research-informed approach to teaching academic writing as well as courses in their disciplinary area; samplesyllabus for ASTU 100; record of courses taught (if not already included in the CV); courseevaluations and peer-review of teaching reports if available; examples of pedagogical materials;examples of any published or unpublished scholarship of teaching and learning or educationalleadership contributions,
- a statement of past and potential contributions to educational leadership (maximum one page)
- a one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions orpotential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
Application materials must be submitted electronically as PDFs at https://fyp.air.arts.ubc.ca/cap-assistant-professor-of-teaching-2023/. The deadline for submitting all the application materials is December 11, 2023. Review of applications will begin following the application deadline and will continue until the position is filled.
In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to the email address below. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Jason Lieblang, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Carmen Radut, may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Caractéristiques de l'emploi
|Catégorie emploi||Enseignement et recherche scientifique|