Lecturer, Islamic and Religious Studies

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is seeking applications for a Lecturer position in Islamic and Religious Studies.  This 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

A Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment, which entails a probationary first year. Reappointment would be at the discretion of the University and subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam or a related field, and teaching experience.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach Classical Arabic at all levels, and courses on topics such as Near Eastern Scriptures, Classical Islam, Modern Islam, and/or another area of specialization.  The position involves teaching eight 3-credit courses (i.e., a total of 24 credits across the period of appointment) and participating in student advising, departmental service, events and initiatives.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees. In addition, applicants must arrange to have their referees send confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Leanne Bablitz, Head

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C227

Vancouver, British Colombia V6T 1Z1

These materials may be sent electronically to cners.jobsearch@ubc.ca. Please indicate “Islamic position” in the subject line. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 16, 2018.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.cnrs.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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.