Monday, April 9, 2012

Instructor at University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna

Physics - Instructor

The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-04-05

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Physics - Instructor http Competition PHYS-2012

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor I position in Physics to begin July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, relevant university teaching experience, evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence, and promise of educational leadership. Priority will be given to individuals with a research background and demonstrated teaching excellence in experimental physics. The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate program, contribute to and oversee the curricular development and innovation of the undergraduate experimental physics program, supervise undergraduate students' research, and fulfill service obligations to the University and community. The instructor will also be expected to keep abreast of current developments in experimental physics and the field of teaching and learning.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 7,000 students in 6 faculties, with strong graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment, opportunities for region-centred research, international perspectives, and much more. To learn more about the campus, go to

How to Apply

Complete applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability, as well as three letters of reference. These letters and the applications should be sent as e-mail attachments to: Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc or.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Please put the competition title on the subject line of the e-mail and declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The reviewing of applications will begin April 30, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 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. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.