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Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Arts

UBC Vantage College invites applications for two full-time or four part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant positions in the 2019/20 academic year to assist with academic English courses in the Vantage One Arts program. Review of applications will begin after Tuesday, September 17th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

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 the Vantage One programs (Arts, Science, Engineering) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage One 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, or Applied Science. For more information about the Vantage One programs, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/

The Vantage One Arts program is hiring three Graduate Teaching Assistants. This program includes specific courses focused on academic English, including LLED 200 and VANT 140. These courses are developed and taught in close coordination with the other courses in the program; for example, LLED 200 in the Vantage One Arts program focuses on academic English specific to the Arts courses taught in that program (Geography/History/Political Science/Psychology/Sociology).

Duties

The Graduate Teaching Assistant assists the academic English instructors with teaching, assessment and feedback, as well as coordination, with an emphasis on qualitative feedback, tutoring and marking. Duties may include attending regular program/course meetings/classes, holding office hours, providing student feedback where applicable, conducting research to support materials design, attending mandatory training sessions and marking/collaborating in assignment and exam design, as well as potentially designing and facilitating study skills workshops with students (e.g., library skills).

Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate students at UBC and must have experience tutoring and/or teaching English language learners in academic contexts. Formal training and teaching in TESOL or Applied Linguistics is an asset. The positions are subject to budgetary approval. Familiarity and prior experience with any or a combination of the following disciplines is also an asset: Geography/History/Political Science/Psychology/Sociology.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be sent (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file-naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email with the subject heading “Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Arts” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin after Tuesday, September 17th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

  1. a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Arts” and your availability,
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all teaching related activities,
  3. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations) if available,
  4. names and contact information of two referees.

For questions about this position, please contact daniel.riccardi@ubc.ca 

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 citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes (Part-Time) - Vantage One Science

UBC Vantage College invites applications for one part-time (50%) Graduate Teaching Assistant position in the 2019/20 academic year to assist with academic English courses in the Vantage One Science program

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 the Vantage One programs (Arts, Science, or Engineering) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage One 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, or Applied Science. For more information about the Vantage One Science programs, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/science.

Each of the Vantage One programs includes specific courses focused on academic English, including LLED 200, LLED 201, and VANT 140. These courses are differentiated for each of the programs, and are developed and taught in close coordination with the other courses in the program; for example, LLED 200 and 201 in the Vantage One Science program focus on academic English specific to the Science courses taught in that program (Chemistry/Computer Science/Earth Science/Math/Physics).

The position

A part time Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of up to 96 hours over the Winter 1 and 2 terms of the 2019-2020 academic year and is subject to final budgetary approval.

Duties

The Graduate Teaching Assistant assists the academic English instructors with teaching, assessment, feedback, and coordination. Duties may include attending and supporting classes, marking assignment drafts, conducting literature research for student materials. 

Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate students at UBC. A background in science and/or education and/or languages is an advantage. Interest in and experience with debates, literature-based research, and/or academic presentations is desirable.

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 no later than noon on Monday 30 September:

  1. a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position and your availability,
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of all teaching related activities,
  3. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations) if available
  4. names and contact information of two referees.

For questions about this position, please contact jodie.martin@ubc.ca.

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.

Vantage One Science Program, Sessional Lecturer Position: First-Year Seminar in Science (SCIE 113)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for (a) Sessional Lecturer(s) for the second term of the academic year 2019-2020, effective January 1, 2020. 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 streams (Arts, Science, or Applied Science) 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, or Applied Science.

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.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

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.