Careers

With more than 18,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest workforces. We are also one of the most progressive, consistently recognized as one of BC’s best employers.

FACULTY AND STAFF

We value our faculty and staff members and are always looking for talented people to join our thriving team. Excellent benefits, diverse career opportunities, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining our team of talented, dynamic faculty and staff.

STAFF & FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT POSTINGS

The Department of Creative Studies requires a Sessional Lecturer to teach VISA 103 – Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices II in Winter Term 2 (Jan. to Apr 2022). These classes will be taught in-person, not remotely. Candidates should have a background in visual art and drawing techniques. Relevant teaching experiences at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and teaching statement, emailed to Denise Kenney: densie.kenney@ubc.ca .

Deadline: December 12, 2021

The Department of Creative Studies requires a Sessional Lecturer to teach VISA 283 – Drawing IV in Winter Term 2 (Jan. to Apr 2022). These classes will be taught in-person, not remotely. Candidates should have a background in visual art and drawing techniques. Relevant teaching experiences at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and teaching statement, emailed to Denise Kenney: densie.kenney@ubc.ca

Deadline: December 12, 2021

The Department of English and Cultural Studies requires a Sessional Lecturer to teach three sections of first year English in Winter Term 2 (Jan. to April 2022), one of ENGL 150 and two of ENGL 153. All three classes will be taught in-person, not remotely.

Please send a letter of interest and a Curriculum Vitae directly to jodi.lord@ubc.ca at the earliest opportunity.

The position will be filled as soon as possible.

The Cultural Studies program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Justice and Cultural Studies. The Cultural Studies program focuses on media and popular cultures as well as theories of identity and power, with research and teaching strengths in critical media analysis, critical theory, decolonization, creative activism, feminist environmental humanities, and community engaged research/pedagogy.

This new position is designed to enhance and expand upon the program’s strengths. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in environmental racism and who make use of anti-oppressive and intersectional frameworks.

Research and teaching might focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Transnational climate justice; landback movements and other Indigenous-led responses to environmental injustice;
  • Environmental justice from Black Studies perspectives; Black/POC-Indigenous solidarity in relation to environmental justice;
  • Climate change, migration and refugee studies; issues relating to colonialism and environment in the Global South; or other areas of study that examine the relation of racism and environmental issues.

Application requirements

  • A letter of application of no more than two pages;
  • complete curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than two pages, with emphasis on Cultural Studies teaching, and including brief descriptions of potential upper-level courses
  • evidence or record of teaching effectiveness (e.g. peer evaluation, awards or commendations, student evaluation.) Applicants are invited to contextualize this evidence, as appropriate;
  • a research plan of no more than two pages;
  • one example of scholarly research;
  • the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference, if requested.

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The Appointment Committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 15, 2021.

The Department of Creative Studies at The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus invites applications for a full-time position. While we are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, we will also consider exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position. Appointment to begin July 1, 2022.

Minimum qualifications are an MFA or creative practice PhD, or equivalent. Consideration of rank and tenurability will be made relative to qualifications, experience, and achievements.

We are interested in candidates with demonstrated research/ exhibition/ teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: computational art/design, creative technologies and physical computing, virtual and augmented reality design, artificial intelligence for media analysis and composition.

Candidates must have an active scholarly profile, demonstrate high-quality experience in, or potential for, research-practice and teaching expertise in interaction, creative coding and experience design at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as demonstrated excellence of, or potential for, managing and leading projects and should be familiar with coordination of pedagogy, programs, and degrees.

This appointment carries expected teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate level, including course and supervision in support of the Bachelor of Media Studies, Masters of Fine Art, and the MA/MSc/PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.

Application requirements

  • a letter of application;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching philosophy;
  • copies of teaching evaluations (if available);
  • sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses; and
  • samples of creative work.

Digital images/files (up to a maximum of 20) may be submitted electronically or be made available online. Time-based work should be edited to run no more than 15 minutes in total, with clearly identified titling.  Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).

Candidates should provide the names of three references that will be able to provide letters on request. All letters should be addressed to Denise Kenney and sent directly to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Computational Art- Media Studies”.

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The Appointment Committee will begin reviewing applications on Jan. 1, 2022.

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, research-stream position in pre-20th-century East Asian Art History within the Art History and Visual Culture program beginning July 1, 2022.

We seek a colleague who will contribute to our vision of creating and sharing innovative research with our students on the world’s creative traditions and their intersections by teaching courses in pre-20th-century East Asian arts and visual cultures in global and transcultural contexts. Expertise with Indigenous perspectives from the region would be an asset. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile, a record of high-quality teaching, and a commitment to graduate supervision as well as service. They will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program.

Application requirements

  • a letter of application (two pages maximum);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • research plan;
  • examples of scholarly research;
  • diversity statement;
  • statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Candidates should provide the names of three references that will be able to provide letters on request. All letters should be addressed to Denise Kenney and sent directly to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “East Asian Art History.”

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The Appointment Committee will begin reviewing applications on Jan. 1, 2022.

Term Faculty Appointments

We also hire faculty into term appointments for a specified period of time for courses taught in FCCS. Sessional Lecturers teach and/or perform related duties, including course coordination or lab supervision, for a period of less than 12 months. Lecturers teach and perform related duties which may also include faculty administrative responsibilities. They are hired for a period of one, two or three years.

CURRENT POSTINGS

There are no current postings.

STUDENTS

Each academic year, we have openings for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and possibly Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) for courses in FCCS for the September and January terms. Individual faculty also offer Research Assistant positions for both graduate and undergraduate students. RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts.

Student Employment Opportunities

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.