Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals


Psychology

The Department of Psychology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires a Sessional Instructor to teach the following lab during Term 1 of the 2022/23 academic year.

Winter T1 (September 06, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

PSYO 372 L01 Research Methods and Statistics Lab 

Examination of sophisticated research designs and associated statistical methods. Direct research experience involving design, collection, and analysis of data in a formal research report; familiarity with use of computer programs to analyze research results.

Applicants require experience with, and enthusiasm for, R. Familiarity with, and ability to teach basic introduction to: data management; data visualization; chi-square; one-sample, paired and independent-sample t-tests, one-way ANOVA, factorial ANOVA. Datasets and assignments (lab reports) for each of these tests have been created for use in this course, but updating and building of these datasets is welcomed.  

*Please note: This lab is offered in-person and is scheduled for Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM   PST in ART 215. The lab is capped at 40 students.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita (including but not limited to previous teaching experience), recent teaching evaluations (if available), and the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letter of references directly to psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is July 31, 2022. All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

The Department of Psychology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during Term 2 of the 2022/23 academic year.

Winter T2 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)

PSYO 311 Memory

An examination of memory systems and how they work. Topics will focus on how we input, store, and retrieve memories; the systems that process these memories; and the disruptions of memory in amnesia, false memory, and eyewitness testimony.

*Please note: This course is offered online and is scheduled for Thursdays, 2:00PM-5:00PM PST.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita (including but not limited to previous teaching experience), recent teaching evaluations (if available), and the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letter of references directly to psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: psychology.okanagan@ubc.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 23, 2022. All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

 “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. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.”

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History and Sociology

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Community, Culture & Global Studies

The Community, Culture and Global Studies department of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC Okanagan requires sessional instructor(s) to teach the following courses in Terms 1 and 2 Winter Sessions 2022.

TERM 1 (September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

ANTH 103 Introduction to World Archaeology – Online
Peoples and cultures of prehistory. Examines archaeologists and their work in archaeological sites around the world, from the earliest evidence of humankind and hunting and gathering culture, to the emergence of civilization and state-level societies.

ANTH 170 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Exploration of human communication, both verbal and non-verbal. The structure, cognitive role, and social functions of the spoken languages of the world will be emphasized.

ANTH 370 Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics
Cross-cultural exploration of grammar focusing on the structure of words, organization of words into phrases and sentences, coding of meaning in grammar, methods used in grammatical analysis, and history of grammatical theory.

TERM 2 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)

ANTH 270 Phonology
Cross-cultural exploration of how sounds of language are produced (articulatory phonetics) and organized into the sound systems of individual languages (phonemics), the history of phonological theory, and the method for discovering the phonemic system of individual languages (phonological analysis).

Applicants with a PhD in Anthropology, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three names of referees, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Tess Lea, via Alicia Head at alicia.head@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022.

All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Alicia Head, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270

1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-8102

TERM 1 (September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

GWST 333 – Perspectives on Gendered Bodies – Online
Interdisciplinary overview of approached to gendered embodiment at the level of lived experience and of representation. Focus on the relationship of embodiment to social identity.

GWST 423 – Trans-(Gender) Feminisms – Online
Overview of the historical emergence of trans-(gender) feminisms. Focus on debates across trans, queer, and feminist scholarship, methodology, and activism. Consideration of the politics of sex/gender transformation vis-à-vis ‘race’, ‘culture’, sexuality, class, and social justice.

Applicants with a PhD in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three names of referees, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Tess Lea, via Alicia Head at alicia.head@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022

All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Alicia Head, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270

1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-8102

TERM 1 (September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022)

INDG 210 – Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Overview of the contemporary socio-economic, political, cultural, and environmental characteristics of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

INDG 450 – Indigenous Women, Activisms, Feminisms
Examines Indigenous women’s feminist activisms and theory in historical and contemporary contexts. Emphasizing resistance against colonization, dispossession, violence and ecological destruction as well as development of strategies and models based on Indigenous concepts and consciousness. Emphasizes relationship building and empowerment between Indigenous women beyond borders.

INLG 281 Sounds of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization
Development of skills in the perception and transcription of speech sounds in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Indigenous languages. Capacity-building techniques for digital recording, editing, analysis, and archiving; guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals. Restricted to students in the Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency program.

NSYL 351 Language Applications: Numeracy and Math
Numeracy and math frameworks from a Syilx perspective towards increased proficiency in functional numeracy. The language of instruction is Nsyilxcn. Restricted to students in the Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency program

TERM 2 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)

INLG 282 Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization
Documentation, transcription and analysis of grammatical structures in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Indigenous languages. Applied techniques in documentation, workflow and multi-media digital annotation, guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Applicants with a PhD in the related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. For the INLG 281 and INLG 282 courses applicants with experience with Salishan languages are particularly encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should forward a Curriculum vitae and three names of referees, plus recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Tess Lea, via Alicia Head at alicia.head@ubc.ca.  Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022

All positions are subject to funding and enrollment.

Applications sent by mail, please address to:

Alicia Head, Department Assistant
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
ART 270

1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Phone:  250 807-8102

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Tess Lea at tess.lea@ubc.ca.

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.

 


Economics | Philosophy | Political Science

Economics | Philosophy | Political Science

The EPP of the Irving K. Barber school of Arts and Social Sciences, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following course(s) during the Winter Sessions of 2022.

Economics

Term 2, January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

ECON 391Y: Topics in Law and Economics

Examination of selected topics in law and economics.  Topics may include property rights, the economics of accident and contract law, crime and economic theories of law enforcement.

Applicants with a PhD in the Economics discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are required. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is July 31, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

Philosophy

Term 1, September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

PHIL 233:  Biomedical Ethics

Moral problems arising in the health sciences. Topics may include abortion, death and euthanasia, genetic engineering, behaviour modification, compulsory treatment, experimentation with human beings and animals, and/or the relationship between professionals and their patients, subjects, or clients.

PHIL 451:  Philosophy of Mind

The nature of the mental and physical; the relation between minds and bodies; the character of psychological explanation.

Applicants with a PhD in the Philosophy discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are required. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is July 31, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

Political Science

Term 1, September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

POLI 100:  Introduction to Politics

Introduction to the broad field of political science. Noteworthy issues from the subfields of political science will be addressed, including Canadian politics, global politics, comparative politics and political philosophy.

POLI 358: Politics and Religion

Perspectives, arguments, and questions at the intersection of political and religious thought and practice. Works in various religious and political-philosophical traditions will be considered.

Term 2, January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

POLI 391N:  Topics in Canadian Politics

Examination of selected topics in current political science and/or policy.

Applicants with a PhD in the Political Science discipline and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are desired. Interested applicants should submit:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is July 31, 2022. Please send all application documents in electronic format using PDF files and address inquiries to Helen Yanacopulos (epp.okanagan@ubc.ca), Department Head of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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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