Educational Leadership

Institution Name 
University of British Columbia
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
This position is open to any discipline related to our department
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2018
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The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream at the rank of Instructor. This position provides the opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design, and other aspects of educational leadership, rather than subject-focused research. The workload for a tenure-track Instructor includes a 6-course teaching assignment scheduled over the academic year. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The area of disciplinary specialization is flexible, and promotion and tenure review will depend principally on excellence in teaching and educational leadership activities. UBC defines educational leadership broadly, and it may include outreach, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning ( [see 4.04]). As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach at least one of the languages currently taught in the department (with a preference for Biblical Hebrew or Latin), as well as courses in etymology and/or mythology (Classical and/or Near Eastern). The successful candidate must have a record of teaching excellence and should have an interest in expanding high-enrolment and/or online courses. The successful applicant must have either (a) a doctoral degree in any field taught by the department, or (b) a master’s degree in such a field and a doctoral degree in curriculum or pedagogy. Digital humanities skills would be an asset.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a syllabus for a course you’ve taught or designed, a one-page statement about your experience in and approach to educational leadership, and a 500-word outline for a new course at the first- or second-year level. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for additional materials indicating teaching excellence. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, at cners.jobsearch(at)

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Department Head, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at cners.head(at)

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.

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