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Job announcement: Sustainability Professor at UBC

2012 August 10
by smonani

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Full Professor or senior Associate Professor in the area of sustainability to begin July 1, 2013.

The Okanagan campus of UBC is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, one of Canada’s most ecologically diverse and threatened areas, in a place that provides access to wilderness, agricultural and urban-rural interface zones. The campus has significant initiatives in environmental studies, ecological research in the sciences, and indigenous studies, as well as being home to the Okanagan Sustainability Institute. The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies brings together creative and critical disciplines and offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Along with several individual sustainability-related research projects, the Faculty houses Lake Publishing, the Centre for Culture and Technology, and the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts, all of which engage in sustainability research.

We are looking for a scholar or scholar-practitioner with a distinguished record of accomplishment related to cultural and environmental sustainability that can complement current work being done in the Faculty in the areas of ecocriticism, ecopoetics, community-based research, or new media. The successful applicant will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of our program areas (English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Art History, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and New Media, or Interdisciplinary Performance) as well as develop new curriculum in his/her area of expertise. The successful candidate will be willing to work with researchers across the campus and within the Faculty on sustainability- focussed projects. The applicant’s research may be rooted in either creative practice or critical scholarship, but that research should ideally complement and extend the capacity of faculty and graduate students in both areas. We would welcome applications from scholars or scholar-artists who demonstrate an engagement with indigenous epistemologies.

Minimum requirements are the terminal degree in the individual’s discipline, either a PhD or an MFA degree. The individual should have post-secondary teaching experience and a significant reputation in scholarly research and/or research-creation.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a growing graduate program and be interested in working in an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary environment.

Candidates must include with their letter of application:
• curriculum vitae
• a portfolio of examples of recent scholarly publications and creative work

Applicants should also arrange to have at least three confidential letters of reference sent to the email address below. Teaching evaluations and samples of student work would be useful to the committee.

Please send letters of application, CV, portfolios, and reference letters electronically to:

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, FIN 323
University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus
3333 University Way
Kelowna BC
V1V 1V7

For any inquiries, please contact Nancy Holmes, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, at 250-807-9369 or

Review of applications will start on November 1, 2012.

All positions are subject to funding.
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Website:

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