[Air-L] FW: Vancouver:UBC: Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in Digital Literacies, Languages and Cultures

Bryson, Mary mary.bryson at ubc.ca
Tue Mar 6 07:07:41 PST 2018

Associate Professor or Professor (with tenure) Position

Digital Literacies, Languages and Cultures

The Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), located in the Faculty of Education at the
University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Point Grey), invites applications for an Associate Professor
or Professor with tenure in Digital Literacies, Languages and Cultures. This position will build on the
Faculty of Education and UBC’s leadership in fields such as data visualization, network literacies,
knowledge literacies, language technologies, learning analytics, and online education. The position is
expected to commence July 1, 2018.

The Department is seeking a scholar with a proven track record of excellence in Digital Literacies,
Languages and Cultures, and a successful history of generating peer-reviewed funding and leading
interdisciplinary groups. Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field.
Leadership capabilities for directing a research cluster and for potential leadership of the Digital Literacy
Centre would be of value. The successful applicant’s research and teaching interests and expertise may
include but are not limited to: the application, development, and critical analysis of digital technologies
and media in education; the impact of digitalization on literacies, language use and acquisition in learning
processes; digital game studies, play, and creativity; game-based learning; immersive virtual
environments; internet cultures; digital narratology and rhetoric; data visualization, mining, and big data;
surveillance, copyright and IP; and Open Access / Source, digital publishing, and search engines.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will collaborate on funded research, publication, and teaching
in the broad and interdisciplinary area of Digital Literacies, Languages and Cultures, as well as add research
expertise to LLED and the Bachelor of Education and Master of Educational Technology (MET) programs.
The successful candidate will help recruit high-caliber graduate students who are seeking expertise
regarding the interdisciplinary focus on digital literacies, languages, cultures, and learning in education.

Beyond the Department, there are collaborative possibilities, including with the Media and Graphics
Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) and the Virtual and Augmented Reality Working Group. This position is
open to an outstanding researcher who provides international leadership in their field of study through
proven teaching expertise and a research program within a digital cultures research community. The
successful candidate will bring a fresh dimension to the study of digital languages, literacies, and cultures.
We seek applicants who will contribute to equal opportunity at the University of British Columbia. We will
particularly welcome candidates who place gender, race and ethnicity, diasporic concerns,
underrepresented populations, or social inequalities at the center of their research and teaching interests
in Digital Literacies, Languages and Cultures as these pertain to groups historically underrepresented in
higher education.

The successful candidate is expected to (a) teach both advanced and introductory classes in
undergraduate and graduate programs coordinated by the Department, including courses in the teacher
education program; (b) supervise graduate students enrolled in the Department's programs, and
contribute grant support to doctoral student trainees; (c) be engaged in sustained and productive
scholarly activity, (d) contribute to the scholarly community and service work of the Department, the
Faculty of Education, and the University community; and (e) participate in outreach within the broader
educational community. The annual workload for this position is 4 courses (12 credits) or equivalent.

The Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED, www.lled.educ.ubc.ca) is a vibrant,
multidisciplinary group of outstanding researchers committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching,
community engagement, and professional leadership. Our research and teaching are responsive to
Canada's multicultural, multilingual contexts and the changing global and transnational influences
on languages, literacies and cultures. Department members engage in research collaborations with
educational communities at the local, national, and international levels to advance theoretical
understandings, practical knowledge, and the study of the teaching and learning of language,
literacy, literature and culture in their broadest sense. A major emphasis of the Department is on
issues of equity and justice in a range of educational contexts and across a range of cultures. The
department contributes to the Faculty's Teacher Education Program and Master of Educational
Technology and offers Master's and Ph.D. programs in Literacy Education, Teaching English as a
Second Language, and Modern Language Education.

The University of British Columbia is in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked
as one of the world's best places to live. The University is recognized internationally as a leading
research institution and, recently, was ranked as #3 in Canada in the QS World Rankings. The Faculty
of Education shares this commitment to research excellence and provides a comprehensive set of
programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. Academic units include
the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Department of Educational and Counselling
Psychology and Special Education, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Department of
Educational Studies, and the School of Kinesiology. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education
and offers additional cross-Faculty initiatives in early childhood education, educational technology
and interdisciplinary studies. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit

This is a tenured position in the Professoriate Stream. The appointment (rank and tenure) is subject to a
positive review of the candidate’s records following the process established by the University and in
accordance with the Collective Agreement. For more information on the review process and criteria for
an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, please visit:

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests and
teaching/mentoring experience, 2-3 samples of recently published work that are most relevant to their
research programs, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as names and contact details of three
references. All applications must be submitted electronically, in the format of a single, bookmarked PDF
file, to Brittany Bella, Assistant to the Department Head, at lled-posting.educ at ubc.ca<mailto:lled-posting.educ at ubc.ca>.
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the
number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or
by mail/email, nor can we provide the status of applications except to those who are shortlisted for an

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Anthony Paré, Professor, Search Committee
Chair, LLED (anthony.pare at ubc.ca<mailto:anthony.pare at 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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

Dr. Mary K. Bryson Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation, Faculty of Education
Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), Faculty of EducationThe University of British Columbia | Unceded Musqueam territory

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