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Vantage One Arts, Sessional Lecturer Position: Vantage College Multidisciplinary Research Projects (VANT 149)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for one or more Sessional Lecturer position(s) in Summer (May-July 2020) in the Vantage One Arts program:

five sections of VANT 149 (5 X 1 cr) to be taught in Summer term 1 (May- July, 2020).

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, or Engineering) 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.

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

Teaching duties

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 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 with the subject heading “Vantage One Arts, Sessional Lecturer- VANT 149” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin March 4, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

 (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.

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.

Vantage One Arts, Graduate Teaching Assistant Position: Vantage College Multidisciplinary Research Projects (VANT 149)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for 2 Teaching Assistant positions in Summer Term 1 (May – July 2020) in the Vantage One Arts programs, to assist in the teaching of a unique, coordinated, multi-sectioned research methods course culminating in student-led conference at UBC -- VANT 149: Multidisciplinary Research Projects.

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, 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 an
(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 https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/program-overview

Duties:

VANT 149, “Multidisciplinary Research Project,” 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. The end product of VANT149 is either a poster presentation or a scholarly talk delivered at the student-led Vantage One Capstone Conference.

Duties include providing instructional support to the VANT 149 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. 

Qualifications

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 and have some experience presenting at conferences (e.g., poster presentations).  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: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca no later than noon on Friday, March 20, 2020:

(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 slolliot@psych.ubc.ca

This Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of 96 hours over the Summer Term 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.

2020W: Graduate Teaching Assistant, English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Arts

UBC Vantage College invites applications for up to three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistant positions in the 2020/2021 academic year to assist with academic English courses in the Vantage One Arts 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 programs, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/

The Vantage One Arts program is hiring up to the equivalent of three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistants. Positions may range from part-time to full-time appointments. 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).

Each of the Teaching Assistant positions will involve up to 192 hours in Winter terms 1 and 2 of the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to final budgetary approval.

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. 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 on May 1st. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. Please be sure to include:

(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 sandra.zappa@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.

2020W: Graduate Teaching Assistant, English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Science

UBC Vantage College invites applications for up to three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistant positions in the 2020/21 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.

The Vantage One Science program is hiring up to the equivalent of three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistants. Positions may range from part-time to full-time appointments. This program 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).

Each of the Teaching Assistant positions will involve up to 192 hours in Winter terms 1 and 2 of the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to final budgetary approval.

Duties

The Graduate Teaching Assistant assists academic English instructors with a variety of teaching, assessment, feedback, and coordination tasks. Duties may include attending initial and regular program/course meetings, checking drafts and providing content-focused feedback, providing students with assistance/guidance during writing workshops, assistance with Canvas quiz creation, monitoring discussion boards & learning analytics, setting up ComPAIR and other online learning tools, and assisting students’ research initiatives, supporting debate preparations, managing discussion boards, judging/assisting the running of the debates (e.g. timing, filming) and downloading/tagging of videos for reference and marking. 

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, as is familiarity with undergraduate-level Science courses (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Science communication, 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 with the subject heading Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Science to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca.  Review of applications will begin on May 1st. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. Please be sure to include:

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Science” 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 Sandra.Zappa@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.

2020W: Graduate Teaching Assistant, English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering

UBC Vantage College invites applications for up to three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistant position in the 2020/21 academic year to assist with academic English courses in the Vantage One Engineering 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 Engineering program, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/engineering

The Vantage One Engineering program is hiring up to the equivalent of three, full-time Graduate Teaching Assistants. Positions may range from part-time to full-time appointments. This program 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 in the Vantage One Engineering program focuses on academic English specific to the Engineering courses taught in that program (e.g., Matter and Energy, Electricity, Magnetism and Waves, Sustainability and Engineering Design).

Each of the Teaching Assistant positions will involve up to 192 hours in Winter terms 1 and 2 of the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to final budgetary approval.

Duties

The Graduate Teaching Assistant assists one of the academic English instructors with assessment and feedback. Duties include attending a few regular course meetings/classes, grading student performance (written texts and video presentations) and annotating with corrective feedback, recording grades and returning annotated texts to students via Canvas. The successful candidate will be required to attend one training session in September, and five marking calibration sessions (October, November, February and March). This position entails some face-to-face contact with students and a high degree of engagement with students’ written production. Weekly workload will vary according to assignment submission schedule, but grading will be required most weeks between October and November (for Term 1) and February and March (for Term 2).

Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate student 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 ability to grade assignments quickly and accurately to strict deadlines is important. Familiarity and prior experience with any or a combination of the following subjects is also an asset: Matter and Energy, Electricity, Magnetism and Waves, Sustainability, Computer Programming and Engineering Design.

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 with the subject heading “Graduate Teaching Assistant- English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Engineering” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin on May 1st. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. Please be sure to include:

 (1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant- English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Engineering” 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 sandra.zappa@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.