Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

Position ID: UBC-INST18_1 [#11426]
Position Title: Instructor I (tenure-track)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Teaching
Starting Date: 2018/07/01
Application Deadline: 2018/01/04* (posted 2017/11/30, updated 2017/11/29, listed until 2018/01/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia Vancouver invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor I, with a starting date of 1 July 2018.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellent teaching of undergraduate mathematics, and should have a PhD in mathematics (MSc considered in exceptional circumstances). Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Candidates with experience in computer and online tools for teaching mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.

A description of the nature of an Instructor I appointment and the criteria for achieving tenure are available at

The main responsibilities of the position are teaching first- and second-year mathematics courses, and developing curriculum and innovative teaching methodologies for mathematics courses, especially lower level courses.

Additional responsibilities will include one or more of the following: facilitating the learning and teaching of mathematics, participating in International Student Educational Initiatives, teaching MATH courses for prospective elementary and high-school mathematics teachers, participating in team-teaching opportunities, assisting with administration related to undergraduate students, training and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in effective teaching, and developing instructional technologies.

The Department is an international leader, with over 60 faculty members in a wide variety of fields. It has strong connections with the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM). For more information see

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. Deadline for applications: January 4, 2018 Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line; submissions can be made at

Alternatively, applicants may submit an application package directly. Required elements include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees who will send letters directly to the address below, and a teaching dossier or evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should include a brief teaching philosophy and a description of any experience in mentoring diverse student populations. Packages can be sent to:

Philip D. Loewen
Head, Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V6T 1Z2

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Philip D. Loewen
Head, Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V6T 1Z2

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