University of British Columbia, Department of Asian Studies
Grant Tenure-track Instructor Position in the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Asian Studies, at University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a Grant Tenure-track Instructor position. The successful applicant will have duties divided equally between the Department of Asian Studies and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, which is a partnership between UBC and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and was created in 1991 with the purpose of supporting the academic English learning of students from Ritsumeikan University. This Grant Tenure-track position is fully funded by the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, funds external to the University’s general operating budget. For more information on the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs please visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/. For more information about the Department of Asian Studies, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.
The workload of the successful applicant will include teaching courses offered through the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs and the Department of Asian Studies. In addition, the position involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum development, and innovation. Under the general supervision of the Asian Studies Department Head and the Academic Director of the UBC-Rits Programs, the Instructor will carry out educational leadership work to support the planning, staffing, coordination and delivery of courses in both programs. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Teaching assignments for the UBC-Ritsumeikan program may include undergraduate courses on topics such as Canadian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and Transpacific Culture (for course details visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/programs/courses/); and for Asian Studies may include undergraduate courses on Japanese Literature, Film, or other related topics.
Requirements include: Advanced proficiency in both English and Japanese; a PhD in Canadian History or Literature, Japanese Studies (any field), Transpacific Studies, or a related field; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability at the post-secondary level in North America; and an interest in global citizenship. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching international students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and/or coordinating a large academic program, and who have strong collaborative skills and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.
As this is a grant tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association for as long as the UBC-Ritsumeikan Program continues (it is now in its 27th year). For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.
The application dossier should include a letter clearly indicating the position being sought and outlining potential contributions to the Asian Studies Department and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The deadline for receipt of applications is June 25, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.
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.
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies