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Vantage One Arts Program, Sessional Lecturer Position: Vantage College Projects & Multidisciplinary Research Project (VANT 148 & 149)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for Sessional Lecturer positions in Winter Term 2 (January-April 2020) and Summer (May-July 2020) in the Vantage One Arts program:

two sections of VANT 148 (2 X 2 cr), to be taught in Winter term 2

and/or

two sections of VANT 149 (2 X 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, 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 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 with the subject heading “Vantage One Arts, Sessional Lecturer- VANT 148 & 149” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin July 29, 2019. 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.

Vantage One Arts Program Lecturer Position: Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a Lecturer position in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) with the UBC Vantage One Arts program. The application deadline is by noon on May 17, 2019.

About UBC Vantage College and Position details

Vantage College at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a part-time (80%), one-year, non-tenure-track Lecturer position in the field of Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) to start August 1, 2019. This position offers opportunities to engage in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in collaborative teaching and learning communities. As a term appointment without review, this one-year position can be renewed upon demonstration of excellence in teaching as defined in Article 4.02 in Part 4 (Conditions of Appointment for Faculty) of the UBC Collective Agreement 2016-2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate their teaching and service workload to ASRW courses in the Vantage One Arts program. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of social science and humanities disciplines. 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 three programs (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.

The successful candidate will work closely with Vantage College colleagues in Arts to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. The successful candidate can expect to teach the following courses, taught by ASRW faculty in Vantage College:

  • ASTU 204A (Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies: Inquiry and Evidence in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections;
  • WRDS 150 (Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections.

This part-time (80%) Lecturer position involves a teaching load of 18 credits (i.e., six 3-credit courses), plus 1 credit of teaching-related activities such as curriculum development (May-June 2020), plus service.

Qualifications and expected applicant profile

Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies, or equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate.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: May 17, 2019:

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position, 

(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,

(3) a teaching dossier including,

(a) statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing (1-2 pages max.),
(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
(c) proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 and, if applicable, other syllabi for writing and discourse studies courses taught. For more information about WRDS 150, please see https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

The starting salary for the position 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.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Part-time English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position A)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a 50% Graduate Teaching Assistant position in the 2019/20 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, Engineering, or Management) 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, Applied Science, or Management. For more information about the Vantage One Engineering program, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/engineering

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 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).

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 should hold (or be completing) a doctoral or master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related area. Experience teaching English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate international students is an asset. In addition, good library skills and knowledge of citation systems (APA and IEEE) and Reference Management Software (e.g. Mendeley and/or RefWorks) will be required. The ability to grade assignments quickly and accurately to strict deadlines is important.

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

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 (Position A)” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca no later than: July 24th, 2019.

(1)  a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant- English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position A)”  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 alys.avalos@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.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Part-time English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position B)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a 50% Graduate Teaching Assistant position in the 2019/20 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, Applied Science, or Management. For more information about the Vantage One Engineering program, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/engineering

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 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, Statics).

Duties

The Graduate Teaching Assistant assists one of the academic English instructors with assessment and feedback. Duties include grading student texts and annotating with corrective feedback, and recording grades and returning annotated texts to students via Canvas. The successful candidate will be required to attend one training session in September, and two marking calibration sessions (September and January). This position does not entail face-to-face contact with students but does involve a high degree of engagement with students’ written assignments. Weekly workload will vary according to assignment submission schedule, but grading will be required most weeks between early October and end November.

Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate student at UBC and should hold (or be completing) a doctoral or master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related area. Experience teaching English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate international students is an asset. In addition, a good (high-school level) knowledge of physics and chemistry is required. The ability to grade assignments quickly and accurately to strict deadlines is important.

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

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 (Position B)” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca no later than: July 9th, 2019.

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant- English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position B)”  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 john.pringle@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.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Science

UBC Vantage College invites applications for one full-time 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 full-time Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of 192 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 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, 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. Applicants must be familiar with various aspects of the first-year Science curriculum, including, but not limited to Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry. Experience tutoring and/or teaching English language learners in academic contexts is an asset.

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 with the subject heading “Graduate Teaching Assistant – English for Academic Purposes, Vantage Science FT position” no later than noon on Wednesday, July 19th:

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

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Part-time - English for Academic Purposes, 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 part-time Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of 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 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.

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, PT position to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca no later than noon on Wednesday, July 12th:

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

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Part-time English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position C)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a part-time (50%) Graduate Teaching Assistant position in the 2019/20 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

Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with basic Physics concepts, and marking written assignments. Duties include assisting with in-class tasks, grading assessments, providing corrective feedback, recording grades, and compiling final grades via Canvas. This position entails face-to-face contact with students and a high degree of engagement with students’ understanding of disciplinary concepts in Physics word problems related to topics around, Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves. The successful candidate will be required to attend all weekly meetings and training sessions scheduled by the course instructor. Weekly workload will vary according to assessment schedule, but grading will be required most weeks between September to early December (Term 1) and January to April (Term 2). Schedule: Wednesdays: 10-11am, 12-1pm, and 2-3pm (1 hour meeting 9-10am + 3 hours in-class). Total time commitment: 96 hours (50% of full-time TA position) over terms 1 and 2 of the 2019-2020 academic year and is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate students at UBC, and must have a good understanding of introductory Physics concepts as well as strong academic English background and language communication skills. The ability to grade assignments quickly and accurately, as well as keeping to strict deadlines is important.

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 (Position C)” to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca no later than: July 17th, 2019.

(1)  a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position “Graduate Teaching Assistant- English for Academic Purposes, Vantage One Engineering (Position C)”  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 Fatimah Mahmood.

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.