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Job: Instructor, Rhetoric and Communications, tenure-track (UBC Okanagan; deadline: 27 Feb. 2019)

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies 
Tenure-Track Instructor in Rhetoric and Communications 

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Communications at the rank of Instructor (Educational Leadership Stream). Preference will be given to those with expertise in multilingual literacy and language acquisition. Expertise in Indigenous inclusive pedagogy and/or teaching experience in related fields such as WID (Writing in the Disciplines) or EAL (English as an Additional Language) would be an asset. The successful candidate will be a member of the English Program in the newly formed Department of English and Cultural Studies. The starting date is July 1, 2019. 

The responsibilities of this position will include intensive undergraduate teaching and the development of introductory courses in writing and communications as well as collaborative curriculum development in the areas of writing and multilingual communications. The successful candidate will also develop curriculum in Rhetoric and Communications at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels. Service responsibilities will be commensurate with rank and will contribute to the development of writing and communications studies. 

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. (or equivalent) in English or a closely related field and provide evidence of the following: expertise in teaching and successful curriculum development; teaching awards and/or other marks of distinction in instruction; and presentations or publications related to the pedagogy of composition and writing instruction, particularly in the multilingual classroom. 

This position will be dedicated to teaching first- and second-year courses in the English program and to curriculum development. As UBC’s Okanagan campus implements a redesigned Bachelor of Arts degree, and as the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies collaborates on curriculum and programming with other Faculties, we are looking for a candidate to take a leading role in the development of learning opportunities in writing, communications, and rhetoric. 

This is a tenure track position in the Educational Leadership stream. Promotion and tenure for this stream requires evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated educational leadership, and involvement in curriculum development and innovation. 

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. For a full list of our programs, please consult the Faculty’s web page at   All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. 

How to apply: 

Application material must include the following:  a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of relevant teaching experience and teaching effectiveness, and samples of scholarship in the areas of rhetoric and communication and/or teaching and learning. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Dr. Michael Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at, with the phrase “Rhetoric and Communication” in the subject line.  

Applications will be reviewed starting February 28, 2019.

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