Tenure-Track Instructor, Economics
University of British Columbia
The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The Instructor will be expected to teach a full course load per year (i.e. six 3-credit courses per year), which would typically include introductory and/or intermediate economics and specialized undergraduate field courses.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and will have experience in teaching undergraduate economics courses. The incumbent may also be asked to teach economics courses to graduate students in a multidisciplinary setting. Expertise and experience in gender economics would be an asset. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to educational leadership, including curriculum development and/or course design. Experience in pedagogical research, economics curriculum development, and the integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies in the curriculum, as well as experience with professional associations supporting economics education, is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. Service will include responsibility for some administrative work, with a preference for experience in media and communications.
Application instructions and additional information about our school are available on our website at https://economics.ubc.ca. Applications will include:
- a cover letter
- curriculum vitae including a record of courses taught
- a teaching dossier which should include: a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, including candidate's methodology and experience in working with a culturally diverse student body, as well as evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations)
- three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees.
All application materials and reference letters should be submitted by March 10, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date.
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 may apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.