University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Iriving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences Unit 6 History and Sociology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Department Chair|
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Head of History and Sociology-Associate or Full Professor
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for the position of Head of History and Sociology. This administrative Unit is one of eight Units within the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and has a total of 15 faculty members and 1 staff member. Unit 6 also houses Latin American Studies and Urban Studies and offers Graduate Degrees through an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.
The ideal candidate will be in the early stages of the Full Professor rank, although a senior Associate Professor may also be considered. The Head's position includes a faculty appointment. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, leadership and management skills, with proven ability to lead and motivate faculty, staff, and students. Field of research specialization can be related to any area of History or Sociology. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration and undergraduate and graduate education.
The Head will provide administrative, intellectual, and academic leadership of the Unit and will serve on the Faculty's Leadership Team. The Head is expected to: (i) oversee the overall operation of the Unit, including the budget (ii) ensure that courses are suitably staffed (iii) take an active role in advancing the Unit's programs and activities through curriculum and program review, (iv) foster collegial interaction among faculty members, (v) mentor members of the Unit, (vi) conduct annual evaluations of each faculty member in the Unit, and (vii) serve as the advocate for Unit members within the Faculty and the University. Direct experience with managing reappointment, tenure and promotion processes and familiarity with budget processes are considered assets. As a faculty member of the Unit, the Head will be expected to maintain an active research program in his/her chosen field, to supervise graduate students, and otherwise contribute to the Unit's teaching programs.
The position of Head will be available July 1, 2015 with a five-year renewable term. The Head reports directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.
All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
UBC is one of the world's top universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, at the heart of the Okanagan Valley has over 8400 students in six Faculties, including strong graduate programs at all levels. Kelowna is connected by direct flights to major Canadian and USA cities and the region is considered one of the most desirable regions to live in Canada.
For more information about the Faculty, see http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/academic/welcome.html
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|Secondary Categories:||History Education