Employment Opportunities

20 April, 2020

The African Studies Minor program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach the following course:

2020 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2020)
AFST 351A: Perspectives in African Studies: Literary and Theoretical Approaches

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with writing about, of, and by African writers as well as writing and theories deriving from African experience. Through a selection of readings by contemporary African writers, students will read and think with Canadian Indigenous writers about it means to be in relation, to remember and to resist. Students will learn to evaluate these works as spaces of political solidarity and critical thinking between writers writing across continents.
Scheduled: 2020W Term 1 (September– December 2020) Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 – 12:30

Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD in good standing – all PhD requirements except for the dissertation) in a related area. Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness in this or related fields, with particular emphasis on demonstrated links to African Canadian and/or diasporic communities.
Applicants must be eligible to teach under Policy 75 (https://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2018/09/policy75.pdf) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Permission to Teach (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/permission-teach). Please also indicate if you are employed elsewhere on campus.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:
• a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught(course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
• a sample outline for this course
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
• two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the program by the referees
Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to arts.inds@ubc.ca with the subject line: “AFST 351A” by May 15, 2020.
For more information on the African Studies Minor program please visit: https://africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca/african-studies-minor/
For questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Suzanne James at Suzanne.james@ubc.ca.
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 will be in accordance with the collective agreement.

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.