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Black Anglophone Literature: Job Ad: University of British Columbia-Okanagan

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities and fine arts. The English program within FCCS offers a wide variety of courses in areas such as indigenous literatures, postcolonial literatures, media studies, ecocriticism, critical and cultural theory, and the digital humanities. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/. FCCS seeks to build on its commitments to anti-racist pedagogies, expressed in the prominent place of race and race studies in courses ranging from postcolonial literature to the poetry and prose of the 17th century; to cultural safety training for faculty in relation to Indigenous pedagogies; and to our recent curriculum developments aimed at supporting UBC’s institution-wide emphasis on the Indigenization of our degrees. For a full list of our programs, please consult the Faculty’s web page at https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/.


Application materials must include the following: A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, research plan, and examples of scholarly research.


In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by Dr. Michael Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Black Anglophone Literature. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Michael Treschow at michael.treschow@ubc.ca.


Review of applications will begin soon after January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


For more information, visit https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Assistant-Professor--tenure-track---Black-Anglophone-Literature_JR372