Professor or Associate Professor in Economic History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
Professor or Associate Professor in Economic History
Faculty of Management and Irving K. Barber School of Arts and sciences (History), University of British Columbia’s OKANAGAN CAMPUS
The Faculty of Management and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (History) at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus invite applications for a tenured and joint appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, in Economic History. The position will start January 1, 2017, or as soon as a qualified candidate is hired.
We are seeking candidates with research and teaching expertise in economic history, relevant to management and history. Candidates with research and teaching relevant to British Columbia and the Canadian West; to the intersection between urban and rural development in non-metropolitan contexts; and to the economic histories of the BC interior and the Okanagan Valley, will be seen favourably. The particular field and chronological period is open. The position will be 70% with the Faculty of Management and 30% with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (History).
Following UBC’s strategy and the aspirations of UBC's Okanagan campus, the Faculty of Management and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (History) are committed to research excellence; to transformative student learning through outstanding teaching and research, and enriched educational experiences; and to community engagement that enhances economic, social and cultural well-being. We are equally committed to enhancing and drawing from the special characteristics of UBC and the Okanagan Campus, including its creative inter and multi-disciplinary arena for research and study; and its diverse, cross-cultural space that integrates the local, regional, national and global.
The Faculty of Management currently offers undergraduate, graduate and professional leadership programs, and participates fully in UBC’s interdisciplinary graduate study program. We focus on leading and managing fast changing organizations in globally connected, non-metropolitan regions. Our vision is to inform students, citizens, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in understanding businesses and organizations from multiple perspectives, including an enduring concern for ethical conduct and the public interest. We aim to increase the innovative and creative capability of students in imagining and realizing their future, as well as the futures of others, and to have a major impact in practice on innovation and socio-economic development in different parts of the world, including the Okanagan and British Columbia Interior.
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (History) seeks to foster global citizens, offering opportunities to study digital history/media studies, science and technology, Canadian, United States history and the economic histories of modern Europe, Africa and Latin America.
The UBC Okanagan campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research.
Kelowna is a growing city with a consistent annual growth rate of more than eight per cent since 1986. As the hub of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is burgeoning with many industries including forestry, manufacturing and the high-tech sector such aerospace, video gaming and information technology.
Successful candidates will satisfy the UBC Collective Agreement criteria for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (see http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/tenure-promotion-reappointment-confirmation/tenure-promotion-reappointment-for-faculty-members/ and http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/, 4. Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion, for further details). Successful candidates will bring a doctoral degree in their field and a record of excellence in scholarly activities, teaching and service, in areas of demonstrable relevance to UBC, the Okanagan campus, and the participating Faculties’ vision and aims.
Successful candidates should have a strong record and excellent capacity in the following:
Scholarly publications relevant to the Faculties’ visions, missions, aims and commitments;
Supporting research through grants and other external funding;
Innovative approaches to the generation, conduct, dissemination and application of research, including a demonstrated interest in collaborating with non-academic partners;
Teaching in areas central to the Faculties’ visions and aims;
Scholarship that is both disciplinary and which crosses disciplines;
Administration and collegial governance in a university setting; and
Mentoring of less experienced colleagues and students.
Ideal candidates would also demonstrate an excellent capacity for:
Developing hybrid or blended learning environments;
Leading and working in teams in a range of academic and practitioner settings;
Developing and realizing the Faculties’ vision and aims, and their further growth and development;
Relationship and capacity building with regional communities and organizations, in ways that co-inform practice, research and teaching; and
Knowledge translation and discovery with regional communities and organizations.
Successful candidates will draw on their experiences, capabilities and interests to play a substantive role in leadership of the Faculty of Management in one or more of the following areas:
Supporting and stimulating our research;
Facilitating our program development and delivery, through partnerships with other Faculties and post-secondary institutions; and
Developing opportunities for our faculty, centered on recruitment, appointment, promotion and tenure.
The Faculty of Management has embarked on a period of substantive change and development. We seek colleagues committed to participate in that change and to provide a substantive role in leadership of the Faculty.
For more information about the UBC Faculty of Management and the History and Sociology Unit of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, please consult the Faculty web pages: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/management, http://ikbsas.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html and http://hist.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html.
Applications must include:
(1) A cover letter that explicitly addresses the above-mentioned requirements. The cover letter must also explain the candidate’s own approach to research, teaching and community engagement, as well as their own leadership philosophy and approach to academic management;
(2) A current and complete curriculum vitae;
(3) Statements outlining a program of future scholarly activity and areas of teaching interest, and demonstrations and expectations about engaging with communities;
(4) A sample of scholarly activity, whether traditional research publication or some other demonstration of the candidate’s work;
(5) Evidence of teaching ability and pedagogical accomplishments;
(6) Three letters of reference sent directly by the referees, who should be of international academic stature.
How to Apply:
To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact our search partner, The Geldart Group: Danielle Conn or Cameron Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or email@example.com.
Consideration of candidates will commence in early July and continue until the position is filled.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.