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Sessional Lecturer position(s) - Vantage One Arts

UBC Vantage College invites applications for Sessional Lecturer positions in Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019) and Summer (May-July 2019) in the Vantage One Arts program:

one or more sections of VANT 148 (2 cr), to be taught in Winter term 2

and/or

one or more sections of VANT 149 (1 cr) to be taught in Summer term 1.

UBC Vantage College offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC degrees.

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.

For more information about the Vantage One Arts program, please see vantagecollege.ubc.ca/arts

Teaching duties

VANT 148, “UBC Vantage College Projects,” offers a first-year introduction to designing academic research and to quantitative and qualitative research methods such as designing surveys, conducting interviews, analyzing interview and survey data, and doing discourse analysis.

VANT 149, “Multidisciplinary Research Project,” is the course in which students carry out a small individual or group research project leading to the Vantage College Capstone Conference in July, in which they present their research via posters or oral presentations.

Duties include lesson planning, teaching, holding regular office hours, marking assignments, providing feedback, and reporting grades. Successful applicants will work closely with the Chair of the Vantage Arts One Program Committee, the VANT 148 Coordinator, and other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College in a highly collaborative environment.

Qualifications

Applicants will have a doctorate or be doctoral candidates (ABD) in a relevant discipline or field in the Social Sciences or Humanities. Evidence of expertise in social science research methods is required. Evidence of teaching excellence is an asset, as is evidence of experience working in a team.

The ideal candidates will also have:

• experience teaching undergraduate students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and

• experience working in a collaborative environment and/or a positive disposition towards working collaboratively in the design of materials, educational innovation, etc.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file-naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: October 1, 2018:

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position and your teaching availability,
(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,
(3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and/or a statement of teaching philosophy,
(4) names and contact information of two referees.

The salary for these Sessional Lecturer positions will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer position(s) - Vantage One Science

UBC Vantage College invites applications for (a) Sessional Lecturer(s) for the second term of the academic year 2018-2019, effective January 1, 2019. The successful candidate(s) will teach one or more sections of SCIE 113: First-Year Seminar in Science (https://science.ubc.ca/students/new/first/113). The successful candidate(s) will be expected to collaborate with faculty in the Vantage One Science program as well as the SCIE 113 Coordinator on curriculum and scheduling matters.

UBC Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC degrees. 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.

In the Vantage One Science program, students take a coordinated curriculum that provides instruction in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and electives in computational and/or physical science, in addition to SCIE 113. Students’ learning is also supported by embedded language instruction and English for academic purposes courses. For more information about the Vantage One Science program, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/science

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a MSc. Or Ph.D. in a Science discipline and must have demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence. Experience with interactive teaching methods, university-level writing courses, or the History and Philosophy of Science is an asset.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applications should include:

  1. a cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position;
  2. a Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three referees;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of scientific writing;
  4. evidence of teaching excellence and experience (please include teaching evaluations and course syllabi for university-level writing courses developed and/or taught).

Completed application packages are to be sent electronically as a PDF document to VC SCIE Sessional Committee at employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca. Please indicate in the subject line: UBC Vantage One SCIE Sessional Position.  The application deadline is October 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.