University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Irving K Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Head, Community, Culture and Global Studies - Associate or Full Professor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Administrator, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Full Professor|
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies – Associate or Full Professor
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for the position of Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies. This Department is responsible for the administration of four programs: Anthropology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Human Geography and Indigenous Studies. Undergraduate programs include minors and majors in each of the four disciplines, and graduate degrees are offered through an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Community Culture and Global Studies is one of three Departments within the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and has a total of 24 faculty members and 2 staff members.
The ideal candidate will be a Full Professor rank. The Head’s position includes a faculty appointment, and the successful candidate must be eligible to hold a tenured position at rank at the University of British Columbia. 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 Anthropology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Human Geography or Indigenous Studies. The candidate’s expertise must span at least two of these program areas, and leadership will be adept across all four areas. Candidates must have a strong record of published research and external funding as well as a minimum of 3 years’ prior experience in academic administration (Director/Head / Leadership) of undergraduate and graduate education.
The Head will provide administrative, intellectual, and academic leadership of the Department and will serve on the Faculty’s Leadership Team. The Head is expected to: (i) oversee the overall operation of the Department, including the budget (ii) ensure that courses are suitably staffed (iii) take an active role in advancing the Department’s programs and activities through curriculum and program review, (iv) foster collegial interaction among faculty members, (v) mentor members of the Department, (vi) conduct annual evaluations of each faculty member in the Department, and (vii) serve as the advocate for Department 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 Department, the Head will be expected to maintain an active research program in their chosen field, to supervise graduate students, and otherwise contribute to the Department’s teaching programs.
The position of Head will be available July 1, 2022 with a five-year renewable term. The Head reports directly to the Dean of The IKB Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The candidate will have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. The Okanagan campus has undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties including 540 Aboriginal students. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities.
We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We therefore welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies to contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC Okanagan is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of our community. We ask that all applicants complete a voluntary survey (link to survey) that will help us to assess the effectiveness of our efforts to reach a broad group of potential applicants.
To learn about the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, go to https://fass.ok.ubc.ca/ . For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/.
How to Apply:
Applications are submitted online in one continuous PDF file to Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies (myworkdayjobs.com) and should include the following items
(i) a cover letter, addressed to.Dean Silvia Tomaskova, Chair, Head Selection Committee, Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies, outlining qualification for the position and fit with the CCGS department and the FASS;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a 2-page statement of research program;
(iv) a 2-page statement on teaching philosophy and interests;
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) a writing or creative/artistic sample, max 30 pages;
(vii) a 1-page diversity statement (i.e., tell us about your experience working within a diverse environment and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus); and,
(viii) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference, if requested.
The deadline for application is October 20, 2021. We anticipate the review of applications for a short list will be complete by the end of October.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 the 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
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