Lecturer

University of British Columbia - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Sociology ¿ Lecturer Position in Sociology

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a limited term position in Sociology, at the rank of Lecturer. This is a 12-month term position with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of History and Sociology (http://hs.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html).
Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology by the time of appointment. Applicants with all fields of expertise are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in environmental sociology. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach a range of undergraduate Sociology courses. There may also be opportunities to develop and teach upper-level courses in the candidate's own area of specialization. While this is primarily a teaching position, lecturers are also expected to participate fully in the affairs of their departments and may fulfill service obligations to the University and community.

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. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 9,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. 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.

The Sociology Program is part of the Department of History and Sociology and is housed in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty is undergoing a transition that will result in the formation of an autonomous Faculty of Science and an autonomous Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences effective July 1, 2020. The new Faculties will contain both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. 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. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

Please contact the Department Head, Dr. Catherine Higgs (catherine.higgs@ubc.ca) for additional information.

Complete applications should include:
i) a cover letter;
ii) a curriculum vitae;
iii) an one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and
iv) evidence of teaching effectiveness; please provide a complete set of official, university-issued teaching evaluations for courses taught over the last five years.
All documents must be submitted in electronic format to the link provided above as one continuous PDF.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have reference letters from three referees sent directly to Barbara Wilke, Senior Department Assistant, Department of History and Sociology at: barbara.wilke@ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 30, 2020. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. 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 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.