Tenure track position in Cultural Studies, UBC Okanagan campus

UBC, Okanagan Campus
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Department of Critical Studies: Faculty Position

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies (Social Activism in visual media and culture)
The Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Cultural Studies program. The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2012.

Candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a related discipline, an active research profile, and evidence of teaching experience in the area of social activism in visual media and culture. This might include, but is not limited to the scholarship and practice of digital media, film, contemporary and street art. The position will include responsibility for the creation and or teaching of introductory, upper level undergraduate, and graduate-level Cultural Studies courses that may be cross-listed with courses in the Art History and Visual Culture program. Teacher-researchers whose scholarly focus is on issues of marginality (eg., gender, race, (dis)ability, and aboriginality) and who utilize intersectional critical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and disseminate research in his/her area of specialization and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Cultural Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus is housed in the vibrant Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The Cultural Studies program is organized around three thematic streams, and requires students to complete courses in each stream: Media and Popular Cultures; Global Cultural Studies; and Critical and Cultural Theory. The collegial learning environment of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies focuses on effective teaching, the integration of research, and a commitment to developing a locally involved and globally aware community. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English, French, Interdisciplinary Performance, Spanish and Visual Arts, along with courses in Japanese, German, and Ancient Languages. More information on the Cultural Studies program can be found at: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/critical/options/cultural.html More information about the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies can be found at: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/creativeandcritical/welcome.html

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, example of scholarly research to Dr. Jennifer Gustar, Head, Department of Critical Studies at the following address only: recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Gustar at the same address. The deadline for applications and letters of reference is February 29, 2012.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and, being strongly committed to diversity within its community, especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.