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 invites applications for a full-time position in Visual Arts. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, we will also consider candidates for a tenure-track position.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

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 painting with further experience in one or more of the following areas: drawing, interdisciplinary practice, performance art, printmaking, social engaged practice, digital media. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021

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Note: When you are submitting your application, please ensure you select “multiple documents” in the application system to upload all the required material.

The Department of Languages and World Literatures invites applications for a full-time position in Francophone Studies and African Transcultural Studies. The appointment will be with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Francophone Studies with a focus in any one of African Studies, African Literature, Transcultural Studies in the African context, African Comparative Literature, or related sub-discipline. They will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and a record of significant scholarly publications. They must have a demonstrated ability to provide instruction at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Experience of teaching at the graduate level is considered an asset. The candidate is expected to teach in English and French, and so must have an excellent command of both oral and written English and French. Knowledge of an African language is highly desirable.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021

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Note: When you are submitting your application, please ensure you select “multiple documents” in the application system to upload all the required material.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies invites applications for a full-time position in Black Anglophone Literature. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure-track.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in English or a closely related field. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: Black transatlantic studies; Black Indigenous literatures; relevant national literatures (e.g., Caribbean, African, American, and/or Canadian); concepts of place and location; early modern literature; 18th-century literature; modernism; speculative fiction; electronic literature; Afro-futurism; environmental literatures; and life-writing.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021

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Note: When you are submitting your application, please ensure you select “multiple documents” in the application system to upload all the required material.

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 term 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.