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Assistant Professor, Graphic Forms

University of British Columbia

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2021.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the original writing and art of graphic novels and/or comics, with long-form publication strongly preferred. We are particularly interested in applicants from underrepresented and/or racialized communities.

Requirements include: graduate degree (e.g. MFA in Creative Writing) preferred, but a combination of education and appropriate writing and publishing experience may be considered; demonstrated excellence in the writing of graphic novels and/or comics; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication (i.e. book with an established press) or equivalent required.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of 4 courses (12 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication.
The Creative Writing Program is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate programs and has an international reputation for excellence. For information about the program, please visit https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Indigenous initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://crwr.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-51904/

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample that showcases the creator’s original writing and art (20–30 pages), and a teaching portfolio (which should include a statement of teaching philosophy and some or all of the following: student evaluations, peer assessments, 1–2 sample course syllabi); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 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.

Given uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer with a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus should travel or other restrictions apply.