[Humanist] 28.410 job at UBC (Okanagan, Canada)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 410.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:51:40 +0000
        From: Constance Crompton <constance.crompton at gmail.com>
        Subject: T&T Position for a DH,	Visual Art and/or Computer Science scholar at UBCO

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
(Joint Appointment)

Tenure-Track Instructor I:

Digital Media and Computer Science

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invite applications for a tenure-track position jointly appointed to the Visual Arts and Computer Science programs. The appointment will be at the rank of Instructor I and will begin on July 1, 2015 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will take an active part in the development of a new, interdisciplinary, Digital Media degree program.

Candidates must hold an advanced graduate degree in the Visual Arts, or Computer Science, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred). The preferred candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the development of Digital Media, as well as an established reputation within both the Arts and Technology communities.  Candidates for this interdisciplinary position must have relevant teaching experience, evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence, and promise of educational leadership. Connections to the arts and technology industries would be an asset.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Digital Media degree program, will teach associated courses in Visual Arts and Computer Science, will be expected to develop and implement curricular innovations, and maintain excellence in teaching and educational leadership. The position also will include service responsibilities.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 8,000 students in seven faculties, with strong graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment, opportunities for region-centred research, international perspectives, and much more.  The collegial learning environment of UBC’s Okanagan campus 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 more about the campus, go to http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/welcome.html. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, go to http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/.  To learn about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs and to learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, go to http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link –
www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19535 http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19535

Candidates are asked to submit:

1) a letter of application;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching philosophy;
4) copies of teaching evaluations;
5) sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses; and
6) samples of creative work.

Digital images/files (up to a maximum of 20) may be submitted electronically or be made available online. Time-based work should be edited to run no more than 15 minutes in total, with clearly identified titling.  Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference addressed to Dr. Ashok Mathur and sent directly to recruitment.fccs at ubc.ca<mailto:recruitment.fccs at ubc.ca>

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ashok Mathur, Head, Department of Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (ashok.mathur at ubc.ca<mailto:ashok.mathur at ubc.ca>) or Dr. Patricia Lasserre, Associate Dean, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences (patricia.lasserre at ubc.ca<mailto:patricia.lasserre at ubc.ca>).

The reviewing of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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