Lecturer position in UBC Anthropology
University of British Columbia
The position is a one-year term, with a possibility for renewal for a second year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the Head and to teach Anthropology undergraduate courses. Teaching will be assigned based on the needs of the Department and will include sections of introductory courses as well as more advanced courses in the undergraduate curriculum. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience in three or more of the following areas: Introduction to Anthropology; New Media; the Anthropology of Food; the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality; and the Anthropology of Drugs. Candidates should also be able to teach some upper level courses, and they may have an opportunity to develop a new second or third year course in an area of expertise that would complement our program.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology prior to the start date. We are seeking to engage an exceptional teacher who has experience teaching undergraduate anthropology courses. We particularly seek applicants with exceptional communication skills, a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education, and a substantial record of incorporating technology-enhanced learning in the classroom. Demonstrated excellence in teaching high-enrolment courses is an essential asset for this position.
The teaching load for the position will be 24 credits per year, distributed typically as a 3/3 course load in the Winter session and 2 courses in the Summer. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.
Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Anthropology Air site: please click here to apply (Job ID #37079) https://anth.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-lecturer-in-anthropology/
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by April 5, 2020 in the order listed: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests and orientation, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (e.g., course outlines, video documentation, student evaluations, etc.); and 4) 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 to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the deadline via email to email@example.com with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in anthropology.” Review of applications will begin soon after April 5, 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.