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Lecturer (full-time)
University of British Columbia

  • Aug. 4, 2017
  • Lecturer (full-time)
  • School of Community and Regional Planning
  • University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Sep. 3, 2017
  • Sep. 4, 2017
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Urban Studies and Planning
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Lecturer: Indigenous Community Planning

The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Lecturer (100%) position to complement the School’s core teaching in Indigenous Community Planning. This term position is expected to be one year and may be renewed subject to work performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start date is Sept. 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.

In partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band, SCARP introduced an Indigenous Community Planning concentration in Fall 2012 and now has 22 graduates of this program. Eight students are admitted each year into the two-year program and are required to complete 48 credits, or 16 courses to graduate. Second year students in this stream spend half of their course time working under the guidance of a Practicum Instructor. Practicums are conducted and hosted in an Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) community, and are intended to assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to work with/in Indigenous communities in BC and beyond.

The successful applicant should have a Master’s degree in Planning or related field, and experience in Comprehensive Community Planning processes, or equivalent social planning, economic development, land use planning, community health and wellness planning, or governance and infrastructure planning with/in indigenous communities. Familiarity with the relevant legislation (provincial and federal) and demonstrated interpersonal and intercultural skills are required, as well as an understanding of current issues in Indigenous Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality community planning instruction, with a focus on Indigenous Community Planning at the graduate level and potentially undergraduate level. A full-time 12-month Lecturer is expected to be responsible for 4-5 courses (or course equivalents) per year (i.e., normally PLAN 526-002), 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.

The lecturer will also be expected to work with Indigenous communities in identifying and developing relevant and suitable planning projects and activities for ICP students over a 10-month period. The Instructor will be responsible for organizing collaborative review processes, and for reviewing and evaluating completed projects.

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 and be prepared to submit their materials online by Sunday, September 3, 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 Review of applications will begin after Sunday, September 3, 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)

Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey:

  • 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 of Canada will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Cate Palmer
    School of Community and Regional Planning
    University of British Columbia
    433-6333 Memorial Road
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
  • 604-822-5326
  • 604-822-3787


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