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Vantage College Lecturer

Title: Vantage College Lecturer

  • Employer: University of British Columbia (Economics)
  • Location: Canada
  • Position Type: Lecturer
  • Deadline: Feb 22, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Vancouver School of Economics and Vantage College - University of British Columbia

    Position Type: Lecturer
    Employer: University of British Columbia
    Deadline: 2018-02-15

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), Faculty of Arts, for the 2018-19 academic year. This position has been created to support a partnership between the School and Vantage College. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Vancouver School of Economics but the overall workload responsibilities will be dedicated predominantly to Vantage College.

    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 to UBC. 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. Embedded language instruction through tutorials and English for Academic Purposes courses also supports students’ learning.

    The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Vantage One Arts and Management programs. Students in the Arts program can progress to second year in the Faculty of Arts at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Students in the Management program can progress to second year in the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

    his a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track), which is renewable on a yearly basis, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

    The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment).

    Teaching assignments in Vantage would typically include introductory economics courses and may also include multidisciplinary research project courses (e.g., VANT 148 and VANT 149). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate and work closely with other members of the instructional team at Vantage College and to contribute to curriculum and materials development. Courses taught at the VSE may include introductory and/or intermediate economics and intermediate field courses. The successful candidate will be expected to attend faculty meetings and contribute to service in both units.

    Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics before commencing the position, and have experience in teaching undergraduate courses. Individuals with a proven track record of excellence in teaching economics and academic supervision of undergraduate economics students are encouraged to apply. Evidence of teaching excellence is required; evidence of successful team building and collaboration would be an asset.

    Application instructions are available on the VSE website at

    Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (including student evaluations of teaching, peer evaluations of teaching, awards, sample teaching materials etc) and a diversity statement (including a focus on international students). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees (per instructions on our website).

    All application materials and reference letters should be received no later than February 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately following this date. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.