Employment Opportunities

  • Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture (Instructor, tenure-track)

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC – Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) invites applications for a tenure-track Educational Leadership position in Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture at the rank of Instructor. The position entails a teaching load of six 3-credit courses per year (18 credits).

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

Candidates from a variety of relevant Ph.D. programs in arts or humanities are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: English, Women’s and/or Gender and/or Transgender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, African Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communications, and Media and/or Cultural Studies. An intersectional Social Justice Studies emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and anti-racist pedagogy, is required. Candidates’ doctoral research and coursework should be focused on Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture Studies with an area of specialization including any of the following: Science fiction, gender studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, and/or social media & digital storytelling. A commitment to and involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Experience in teaching online and the development of Online Learning curriculum is required.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with expertise or evidence of potential in teaching and educational leadership (curriculum development & pedagogical innovation) expertise related to feminist media studies in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects that are relevant to the growing diversity of Canadian society and the consequences of globalism, neoliberalism and transnationalism.

The GRSJ Institute (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca) is currently building capacity in feminist media and literature. Opportunities exist to contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as collaborations with initiatives in the Faculty of Arts specifically, and UBC more broadly.

Major criteria in selection will be demonstration or promise of excellence in educational leadership and undergraduate teaching in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Institute, and to contribute interdisciplinary expertise and leadership to ongoing curriculum, program development, and other teaching and learning initiatives. Experience with undergraduate advising and administration of programming will be considered an asset.

Anticipated position start date: September 1, 2019

Applications should be submitted to our department’s online application portal, found here https://grsj.air.arts.ubc.ca/instructor-1-feminist-media/.

Applicants should be prepared to upload, in the following order: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines & student evaluations), and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the GRSJ Institute at (grsj.recruitment@ubc.ca). Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Institute in a timely fashion, that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Review of applications begins on July 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information about the GRSJ Institute, please visit: www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva, Director & Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ): sji.director@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

  • Sessional Lecturers in 2019 Winter (September 2019 - April 2020)

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) invites applicants for sessional lecturer to teach the following courses in 2019 -2020 academic year.

Closing date: June 23, 2019.


On campus courses (September 2019-April 2020)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 102 002 Global Issues in Social Justice 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
GRSJ 224B 101 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2 – Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am
GRSJ 300 901 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1 – Wed: 5:00-8:00pm
GRSJ 301 102 Gender, Race and Indigeneity in Canada 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 305 001 Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
GRSJ 310 001 Gender, Race, Social Justice and Health 3 Term 1 – Wed: 3:00-6:00pm
GRSJ 311 001 African/Black Women in the Americas 3 Term 2 – Wed: 4:00 – 7:00pm
GRSJ 326 001 The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Building 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 9:30 – 11:00am
GRSJ 327 001 Theories of Representation and Difference 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 12:30 – 2:00pm
GRSJ 328 Theories of Subjectivity 3 Term 2 – Tue, Thu: 3:30 – 5:00pm
CSIS 200 001 Critical Engagements in Sexuality Studies 3 Term 1 – Tue, Thu: 11:00am – 12:30pm
CSIS 300 101 Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality 3 Term 1 – Mon: 3:00-6:00pm

Online courses (September 2019-April 2020)

Course / Section Title Credits Schedule
GRSJ 224F 99A Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 1
GRSJ 224F 99C Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature 3 Term 2
GRSJ 300 98A Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 1
GRSJ 300 98A Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender 3 Term 2

Online courses are taught on Canvas and instructors will be working with an existing syllabus, content, and course materials. Instructors will create their own deadlines, course policies, special instructions etc.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a PhD or have advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline. PhD candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Appointments are subject to budgetary constraints. Salary depends on rank and experience.

Applications must include:

  1. Brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position;
  2. 1-page course description including an overview of possible reading materials/texts and assignments for each course;
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. Recent teaching evaluations;
  5. Contact details of two referees who can speak to your teaching effectiveness.

Applications must be submitted online by June 23th, 2019. Please submit all application materials online as pdf files and follow the instruction provided on the application webpage.

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.


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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.