Gender & Women’s Studies/Feminist Geography, UBC Okanagan

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Gender and Women’s Studies–Assistant Professor Competition: GWST – 2012

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a professorial appointment in Gender and Women’s Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to begin July 1st, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be held in Community, Culture and Global Studies ( in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences (

We are seeking to fill a position in Gender and Women’s Studies with a candidate who has a strong background in feminist geography.

The candidate should have an established research program grounded by expertise in feminist methodologies. A focus on critical race feminisms, sexualities, or transnational approaches to gender would be desirable. Candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, including introductory Gender and Women’s Studies courses, as well as one or more of the following, would best meet our program needs: Race, Class, and Sexuality in Feminism, Feminist Research in Social Science, Women in Popular Culture. In addition, the development of courses in feminism and Human Geography would be expected.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to our graduate teaching and supervision. A PhD in Gender/Women’s Studies, Geography, or a cognate discipline is required at the time of hiring.

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 be given priority. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

UBC is one of the world’s top universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, at the heart of the Okanagan Valley has over 8,000 students in six faculties, including strong graduate programs at all levels. Kelowna is connected by direct flights to major Canadian and USA cities and the region is considered one of the most desirable regions in which to live in Canada.

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., course evaluations), program of research, and three letters of reference (sent directly via email from referees). All documents must be submitted as e-mail attachments and sent to recruitment.bsas AT Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Please put the competition title (Gender and Women’s Studies–Assistant Professor Competition: GWST – 2012) on the subject line of the e-mail and declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The deadline for applications is April 5th, 2012. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.