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 applicants for a Department Assistant (Secretary II).

This position reports to the Head and works with all faculty, staff and students in the Department and communicates and works with other administrative support staff in the Faculty. This job requires a great deal of cooperation and contact with the university community as a whole, including service, academic, and administrative areas such as Enrolment Services, IT Services, CTL, Human Resources, and Facilities Management. This position also communicates with people in the community in an administrative and receptionist role.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link:
www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/36529

Application material should include the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A complete resume

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020

Desired Start Date: February 10, 2020

The Department of English and Cultural Studies seeks outstanding candidates for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecofeminism in the Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track.

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The academic appointment could start as early as July 1, 2020.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link:  www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/36244

Application material must include the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence or record of teaching effectiveness
  • Examples of published scholarly research or professional work.

Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Michael Treschow, Acting Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca  with a subject line “Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecofeminism in the Environmental Humanities”.

The Department of Languages and World Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position in Spanish and World Literatures, at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in two areas of specialization: Spanish language, and Indigenous studies from the geographic area of Latin America. The position also involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum and program development, and innovation.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/36260

Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and potential contributions to educational leadership
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level (student evaluations, peer assessments, sample course syllabi, etc.).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Languages and World Literatures”. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream and should accordingly provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership.

Informal inquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Languages and World Literatures, Dr. Anderson Araujo, at anderson.araujo@ubc.ca.

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a full-time position in Creative Writing in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure-track or Associate Professor with tenure.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2020.

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 publication/production in two or more of the following areas: creative nonfiction, literary journalism, digital media, environmental literature, screenwriting, and editing and publishing.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/36306

Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Samples of creative work
  • Teaching portfolio

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Creative Writing”.

Informal inquiries may be made to Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2020.

The Department of English and Cultural Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Communications, Composition and Pedagogy at the rank of Instructor (Educational Leadership Stream). Appointment to begin July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will have expertise and in-depth knowledge in Indigenous inclusive pedagogy, and they will be able to create and teach English composition courses as holistic experiences delivered from Indigenous perspectives. They will be able to assist Indigenous students in moving between different forms of English, from local and culturally resonant to professional and academic forms of English. They will be highly experienced in addressing the specific instructional needs of Indigenous students, particularly in this cohort’s development as critical readers, writers and researchers in public and academic contexts.

How to apply

For more information and to apply for this position please visit the link:  www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/36357

Application materials must include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience and teaching effectiveness
  • Samples of scholarship in the areas of Indigenous communication, composition, rhetoric and/or pedagogy.

Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Dr. Michael Treschow, Acting Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the phrase Indigenous Communications, Composition and Pedagogy in the subject line.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Michael Treschow, Acting Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 3, 2020.

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

The Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a 12-month Lecturer appointment in Theatre commencing September 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in Theatre or related discipline and have experience producing and publicizing community engagement events. In addition to teaching duties, the candidate will also be responsible for the management and publicity of Creative Studies events throughout the 12-month term of appointment.

2020 Winter Term 1

  • THTR 103 Acting for Stage and Screen
  • THTR 212 Creativity as Source and Resource

2020 Winter Term 2

  • THTR 280/480 Devised Public Performance
  • THTR 201 Performer/Creator Resources
  • THTR 103 Acting for Stage and Screen

2021 Summer (Term 1 or Term 2)

  • THTR 212 Creativity as Source and Resource

How to apply:   

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line Theatre and Community Engagement application.

Applications will consist of:

  • A letter of application
  • a complete curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching evaluations

Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line THTR reference letter.

Inquiries can be sent to Associate Professor Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications:  CV’s reviewed starting January 30, 2020. All positions are subject to funding.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal 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 Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a 12-month Lecturer appointment in Visual Art commencing September 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist with relevant university teaching experience and a completed graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in Visual Arts, Media Arts or related discipline. In addition to teaching, the candidate will also be responsible for some administrative duties as determined by the Department Head.

2020 Winter Term 1

  • VISA 106 Introduction to Digital Media I
  • VISA 261 Video I
  • VISA 266 2D Animation

2020 Winter Term 2

  • VISA 108 Introduction to Digital Media II
  • VISA 271 Video II
  • VISA 269  Strategies in Digital Art: Virtual Worlds
  • MDST 490 Seminar Series

How to apply

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line VISA Lecturer application.

Applications will consist of:

  • A letter of application
  • a complete curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching evaluations

Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments.  Acceptable formats include those with a file extension of .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line VISA reference letter.

Inquiries can be sent to Associate Professor Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications:  CV’s reviewed starting January 30, 2020. All positions are subject to funding.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal 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 Department of Creative Studies invites applications for a 12-month Lecturer appointment in Art History & Visual Culture commencing September 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the Art History and Visual Culture program. The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory core survey and methods courses (eg. ARTH 101, 102, 202) as well as specialized courses in one or more areas that include: Africa, Early Modern Europe, Asia, Canada, 20th/21st century, Europe and North America, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Latin America, Sound Art and Curatorial Studies. Expertise in World Art History and Canadian Art History is especially desirable. Candidates should consult the calendar for a list of courses on offer.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Art History or a related discipline. In addition to teaching, the candidate will also be responsible for some administrative duties as determined by the Department Head.

How to apply

Please email your application to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca, with the subject line AHVC Lecturer application.

Applications will consist of:

  • A letter of application that includes an indication of which UBCO courses the candidate is prepared to teach.
  • A complete curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and/or teaching evaluations
  • Sample course outlines

New applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference emailed to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line AHVC lecturer reference letter.

Inquiries can be sent to Associate Professor Denise Kenney, Acting Head, Department of Creative Studies at denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Deadline for applicationsCV’s reviewed starting January 30, 2020. All positions are subject to funding.

A full-time Lecturer in the Department of Creative Studies is responsible for 21 teaching credits (i.e., seven 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 1 course in the Summer sessions.

 Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track) with the possibility of renewal 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. 

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.