Tenure-Track position - Francophone Studies and African Transcultural Studies

The Department of Languages and World Literatures in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan invites applications for a full-time position in Francophone Studies and African Transcultural Studies. The appointment will be with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Francophone Studies with a focus in any one of African Studies, African Literature, Transcultural Studies in the African context, African Comparative Literature, or related sub-discipline. They will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and a record of significant scholarly publications. They must have a demonstrated ability to provide instruction at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Experience of teaching at the graduate level is considered an asset. The candidate is expected to teach in English and French, and so must have an excellent command of both oral and written English and French. Knowledge of an African language is highly desirable.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the link: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Associate-Professor-with-Tenure--Francophone-Studies-and-African-Transcultural-Studies_JR373

Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching portfolio

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Francophone Studies".

Informal inquiries may be made to Anderson Araujo, Head, Department of Languages and World Literatures at anderson.araujo@ubc.ca.

Additional information about the UBC Department of Languages and World Literatures may be found at https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/deans-office-departments/languages-world-literatures/

Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2021.

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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