Tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor in Punjabi Language, Literature, and Culture

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Application deadline: December 31, 2022

Date of posting: November 14, 2022


The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of in Punjabi language, literature, and culture. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in literature, film/media, popular culture, or language pedagogy. Applicants are expected to have full professional proficiency in English and Punjabi. Experience in interdisciplinary research, pedagogical innovation, program building, or community outreach will be a plus.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the department specializing in South Asia, and with future hires in the field. Further information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The application dossier should include:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • a 1-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and ability to work with a culturally diverse student body;
  • one writing sample (maximum 30 pages);
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations, any other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and two sample course syllabi, preferably one at the undergraduate-level and one at the graduate-level); and
  • names and contact information of three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation should the candidate be long- or short-listed.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 31, 2022. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2023.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website, https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/ by December 31, 2022.  Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.