HISTORY SESSIONAL LECTURER, UBC VANTAGE COLLEGE

Vantage College and the Department of History at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a sessional lecturer for the period September 2017 to April 2018. See http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca and http://www.history.ubc.ca.

The position entails a teaching four HIST courses (12 credits) in the Vantage One Arts program and supervising the associated Teaching Assistants. Specifically, it requires teaching two sections of HIST 104, Topics in World History, in the fall term (Sept-Dec) and two sections of HIST 105, Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective in the winter term (Jan-Apr), both of which should have a focus on war, conflict or mass violence.

UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort learning program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. Instructors in Vantage College work with peers from departments across faculties to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. The ideal candidate is a broadly trained historian able to demonstrate an ability to design and teach innovative courses on war, conflict, or mass violence with a global focus.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” UBC 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. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter addressed to the Head of Department of History, Professor Tina Loo, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience, the names of three referees, and a separate up-to-date CV. Candidates should also provide a teaching portfolio, with sample syllabi and student evaluations of teaching evaluations where available. PDF documents preferred. Completed application packages should be sent electronically to employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca. Please indicate in the subject line: UBC Vantage College History Sessional Position.

The application deadline is March 6th, 2017, or until the position is filled. 

Submission Deadline

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 16:00