CENES – Two-Year Lecturer position in German

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in German in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (https://cenes.ubc.ca/), commencing July 1, 2018.

We expect to fill this position for a two-year term (which entails a probationary first year). Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, 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 workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 credits of undergraduate German language courses per year at all levels. Service assignments will include responsibility for some administrative duties related to the undergraduate program.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in German. In addition, a PhD in German (or equivalent doctoral degree) is required but we will also consider those who have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree by the position start date. In exceptional circumstances, someone with an MA and considerable teaching experience could be considered. The candidate is expected to have a demonstrated record of successful and effective teaching in the field of German language.

Applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their referees.

All application materials and reference letters should be sent via email attachment to cenes.adm@ubc.ca, with the applicant’s name in the subject line, no later than March 15, 2018. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Two-Year Lecturer Position.” Review of applications will begin immediately following this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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.