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Academic Director

Applications are invited from tenured faculty for the position of Academic Director, UBC Vantage College. The deadline for applications is December 23, 2019.

Reporting to the Principal of the college, this full-time position has an initial, renewable appointment of three years. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Vantage College is a Senate-approved unit currently offering an enriched first-year experience for international students admitted to Arts, Engineering and Science programs. Those enrolled in the Vantage One program experience an innovative first-year curriculum that includes embedded academic English instruction.

The Academic Director provides academic leadership, planning and implementation oversight for the Vantage One program. They are responsible for overseeing all curriculum development and renewal of existing program streams with a view to continuous improvements. The Academic Director also works with UBC’s departments and Faculties identify and appoint faculty members to teach in the college; represents the college on campus-wide and Senate committees related to curriculum, academic requirements and academic policy; and interacts and consults regularly with the Director of the Academic English Program, Program chairs, and staff. In addition, the successful candidate has the capacity to teach in the Vantage One program.

For the full job posting and details on how to apply, please visit the VPA website.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Position, Vantage One Arts: Vantage College Projects (VANT 148)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for 2 Teaching Assistant positions in Winter Term 2 (January-April 2020) in the Vantage One Arts programs, to assist in the teaching of a coordinated, multi-sectioned research methods course -- VANT 148: Vantage College Projects.

UBC Vantage College offers a 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, or Engineering) before transferring into the 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.

For more information about the Vantage One Arts program, please see


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

Duties include providing instructional support to the VANT 148 faculty who teach and mentor groups of approximately 25 students. The successful applicant will be responsible for marking and providing feedback on assignments, will hold regular office hours, will meet with students periodically, and will meet regularly with the course coordinator, who will supervise the Teaching Assistant’s activities. 


Applicants will have an interest in social science research methods and/or multidisciplinary approaches to the teaching of social science, and have experience marking student papers and tutoring undergraduate students. Applicants will have a demonstrated knowledge or qualitative and/or quantitative research methods used in the social sciences.  Experience working with international students and/or with using the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to inform their teaching practice will be considered assets.  Applicants must currently be either a senior level (4th year) undergraduate student or enrolled in a graduate program at UBC.

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: no later than noon on December 11th, 2018:

(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

This Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of 192 hours over Term 2 of the 2019-2020 academic year and 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.