The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/welcome.htmlDocument1), and is expected to start on July 1, 2018.
We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in visual and media anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: digital media studies; visual culture; Indigenous media; environmental studies; medical anthropology; and/or migration and refugee studies. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in language and culture revitalization; urban and global/transnational anthropology and mobility studies; social inequality and health; political ecology and development; and ethnography, place, and community-engaged research. There is also a strong desire for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the areas of visual and media studies, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Humanities Data Lab, and the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper-level courses in Anthropology, and to develop new visual and media anthropology courses that advance and expand this aspect of our Program. This colleague is also expected to provide service that is commensurate with rank.
The Anthropology program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speakers series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, housed in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 8,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.
Applicants are asked to submit in Microsoft Word or pdf format:
(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head – Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Anthropology program and the IKBSAS;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a statement of research program (maximum 4 pages);
(iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages);
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness relative to stage of career (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) a writing sample, media portfolio, and/or link to sample film or media production; and,
(vii) three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Sue Frohlick (see below).
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: email@example.com. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Anthropology) in the subject line of the e-mail.
The deadline for applications is September 1st, 2017. All appointments are subject to 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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.”
In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or equivalent field by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning relative to stage of career, and an interest in graduate teaching and supervision.
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