[Air-L] Lecturer position-the iSchool at UBC

Caroline Haythornthwaite c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Thu Jun 4 15:53:04 PDT 2015

1-Year Term Appointment: Lecturer
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool at ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a 12-Month Lecturer position for a 1-year term appointment commencing as early as August 1, 2015.  The successful candidate will have a teaching and research interest/experience in the area of technology and information.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment), or a combination of extensive professional experience and a master’s degree in a field related to the teaching areas of the position.  Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with experience teaching in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: web programming, web design, social media management, database design, data analysis, data science/analytics, systems analysis, information systems. This is a full-time position that carries a teaching load of six (6) 3-credit courses per year plus administrative and service responsibilities as appropriate, including contributions to curriculum development. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program.  Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, July 6, 2015  Application materials should include a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.   We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Applications should be sent to:

Connie Wintels
SLAIS the iSchool at ubc,
The University of British Columbia
Suite 470 - 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T  1Z1
Email: ischool.admin at ubc.ca
Questions should be directed to:

Luanne Freund
Associate Professor and Acting Director
SLAIS the iSchool at ubc
Email luanne.freund at ubc.ca

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