University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts
Instructors, Arts One Program
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Arts One Program within the Faculty of Arts at UBC seeks to fill two tenure-track Instructor I positions with a start date of July 1, 2013. Successful candidates will be expected to (a) teach a full load in the program; (b) provide leadership and oversight over one of the two Groups or be available to chair the Program as part of their duties; (c) be fully engaged in curriculum renewal and innovation; and (d) teach in a Department or School in the Faculty of Arts, where their official appointment will reside. The Instructor I rank leads to consideration for tenure as Senior Instructor, which can subsequently lead to promotion to the Professor of Teaching rank.
Arts One (established 1967) is an interdisciplinary program that offers students 18 credits towards the normal first-year load of 30 credits (the 18 credits are the equivalent of six credits each of first-year English, History, and Philosophy). The student experience comprises a 2-hour lecture (delivered to the full complement of 100 students enrolled in one of the two Groups), 2 one hour-and-a-half weekly seminar meetings (given to the 20 students assigned for the full year to each instructor) and one hour-long weekly tutorial (involving 4 students from the 20). Each instructor is responsible for 4 to 5 two-hour lectures, usually in or near his or her area of expertise, and does all seminar and tutorial work and grading. Weekly team meetings of up to 1.5 hours are held to co-ordinate the team’s activity (to discuss the readings, to formulate essay questions). Arts One has two five-member teaching teams.
Applicants must hold a doctorate. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in writing-intensive courses is required. Experience teaching in an interdisciplinary program or learning environment is also required. Evidence of successful team building and management would be an asset. A keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning is expected. Applicants should have at least five years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience since the awarding of their PhD.
For general information on the Arts One Program, see: www.artsone.arts.ubc.ca.
Applications should include:
-- a cover letter, indicating your suitability for one of the positions and in which Department or School in the Faculty of Arts you might be best placed.
-- curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
-- evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)
-- 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent separately by their referees to the address below.
Application materials must be sent by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org receipt by February 12th, 2013. Reference letters should also be sent to this email address.
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia
1866 Main Mall, Buchanan A240
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1