Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) in the Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver invites applications for a part-time sessional lectureship to teach one or more sections of WRDS 150: Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) in the 2016 Winter session: Term 2 (Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2017). The sections available are:
WRDS 150 05Q, M/W/F, 12-1
WRDS 150 06P, M/W/F, 1-2
WRDS 150 07MP M/W/F, 2-3
WRDS 150 08M, M/W/F, 3-4
WRDS 150 12N, T/Th, 11-12:30
WRDS 150 14M, T/Th, 2-3:30
Each section of WRDS 150 will enroll a maximum of 30 Arts students, and will take a writing-in-the disciplines approach to reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities. (See Calendar description here.)
Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field (including writing and discourse studies, composition theory, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies), OR a doctorate in another humanities or social science field and experience in teaching writing in the disciplines and/or teaching writing with genre-based pedagogy. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be addressed to the ASRW Chair, Dr. Mary Chapman: Mary.Chapman@ubc.ca.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following documents:
If you are currently a sessional lecturer in ASRW:
- A letter of application indicating your availability in term 2. You may include information relevant to your scheduling needs (e.g., teaching back-to-back sections) for the Committee’s consideration; however, there can be no guarantee that preferences can be accommodated.
- Curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience)
- Course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
- Statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, peer evaluation of teaching. The Committee will consult UBC student evaluations of teaching.
If you have not previously taught in ASRW:
- A letter of application explaining how your research and teaching background qualifies you for the position, and indicating your availability in term 2. Please include any information relevant to your scheduling needs (e.g., teaching back-to-back sections) for the Committee’s consideration; however, there can be no guarantee that preferences can be accommodated.
- Curriculum vitae (please detail postsecondary teaching experience, including credit value of each course)
- Names and contact information for 3 academic references
- Sample course outline for a section of WRDS 150 (including course description, list of sample texts, learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations if available)
All application materials must be received digitally by noon on Monday, October 31, 2016. Please send them to the atttention of Jennifer Suratos: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “WRDS 150” in the subject line. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and
permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Please note (on your CV or in your letter of application) whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.