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Arts Sessional Lecturer Position(s)

UBC Vantage College invites applications for Sessional Lecturer positions in Winter Term 2 (January-April 2018) and Summer (May-July 2018) 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 conducting surveys, 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.

Please note that for VANT 148, starting in January 2018, the syllabus and many of the course materials and assignments have been developed. There will be some TA support to assist with grading. The class size for both VANT 148 and VANT 149 sections is 25-30 students.

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 no later than noon on December 8, 2017:

  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.

For questions about these positions, please contact mark.lam@ubc.ca

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.

Teaching Assistant position in Vantage One Arts & Management

UBC Vantage College invites applications for Teaching Assistant position in Winter Term 2 (January-April 2018) in the Vantage One Arts & Management programs, to assist in the teaching of a coordinated, multi-sectioned research methods course -- VANT 148: Vantage College 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, 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 and Management programs, please see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/program-overview

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 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. 

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.  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 December 20th, 2017:

(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 mlam@psych.ubc.ca

This Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position will involve a total of 192 hours over Term 2 of the 2017-2018 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.