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PostDoc: Dept of Asian Studies University of British Columbia

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture (see www.asia.ubc.ca). The Department seeks applicants in the fields of Indo-Persian Literary Culture and/or South Asian Islam.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to:

Dr. Ross King, Head
Department of Asian Studies, UBC
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX: 604-822-8937
Email: jrpking@interchange.ubc.ca

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted above.  Complete applications received by March 21 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

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