Position Available: Part-time Lecturer

The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Lecturer (50%) position to complement the School’s core teaching in Urban Design and visualization. This term position is expected to be one year, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. The School offers concentrations in Urban Design and Indigenous Community Planning, as well as academic specializations across several disciplines.
Candidates should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in teaching in an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality community planning instruction, with a focus on Urban Design and visualization at the graduate level and design and visualization at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be prepared to teach students Urban Design and planning at different scales and in different policy environments. A part-time 12-month Lecturer is expected to be responsible for 4-5 courses (or course equivalents) per year (i.e., normally PLAN 
517, PLAN 587A, PLAN 526 and PLAN 221 (pending approval) as well as service duties that may include some administrative responsibilities normally undertaken by regular faculty members. Teaching and service assignments will be distributed to the extent possible across the 12-month period of appointment, including the summer session.

Normal duties include those related to the design and teaching of university-level credit courses, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration and marking of assignments and final portfolios; calculation and submission of grades; graduate student supervision;  and holding regular office hours. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in teaching Urban Design courses at the graduate level and urban form and visualization at the undergraduate level. These high quality professionally oriented programs engage innovative and creative teaching practices and offer the chance to work with outstanding students.

The ideal candidate will:
▪ possess university-level experience in teaching both graduate and undergraduate students
▪ demonstrate a commitment to a student-centered approach to teaching through inquiry-based and 
cooperative learning
▪ have proven experience of working collaboratively in a team in an open, experiential learning 
▪ have capacity to innovate in technology-enriched and community-engaged educational settings
▪ demonstrate ability to function effectively in a university environment A Master’s degree in Planning or a related discipline is preferred.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=26140 and be prepared to submit their materials online by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Applications must include:
▪ letter of interest
▪ curriculum vitae
▪ evidence of teaching effectiveness
▪ names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees

In addition, applicants must arrange to have their referees submit their signed confidential letters of reference by the same deadline via email to cate.palmer@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin after Monday, May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be addressed to: Penny Gurstein, Director and Professor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) penny.gurstein@ubc.ca

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://survey.ubc.ca/surveys/scarp/scarp-lecturer-part-time-equity-survey/ . The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be 
collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed".

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity in its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.