Job Opportunity: Instructor, Communications, Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a joint faculty position at the Instructor level in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. This is a tenure-track position in the educational leadership stream, which has an expectation of educational leadership including, but not limited to, innovation and enhancements to student teaching, learning, and assessment that has impact beyond the candidate’s classroom, department, discipline, and/or institution, as appropriate (see Section 3.1 of the Guide to Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Procedures at UBC).  The anticipated start date is May 1, 2020.

Required qualifications

A minimum of a Master’s degree (PhD preferred), and evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching are required for this appointment. Preference will be given to energetic and visionary candidates who show accomplishments or promise in the following areas:

  • Experience or familiarity communicating scientific content relevant to the undergraduate majors in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems
  • Teaching of written communication skills including science, public, and business communication
  • Teaching English to EFL students
  • Development and teaching of discipline-specific or customized communication skills courses

Position details

In addition to the educational leadership and service components of the Instructor position, responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching the first-year foundational writing courseLFS/FRST 150 Scholarly Writing and Argumentation to students in both Faculties
  • Overseeing curriculum and coordinating additional sections of the course taught by other instructors to ensure consistent learning outcomes and standards
  • Developing a scaffolding strategy for communications components for courses in both Faculties
  • Potentially developing senior level communications courses in both Faculties
  • Potentially teaching communications courses with partner universities in China

How to apply

Applications should be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page. Applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching dossier; 4: statement of educational leadership; 5) names and contact information of three references.

The application deadline is September 30, 2019. Specific questions about the application process should be directed to Dr. Jeanine Rhemtulla, Co-Chair of the Search Committee. Please do not send applications by email.