Vancouver, BC, Canada: Lecturer (term), University of British Columbia SLAIS


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1 Year Term Appointment: Lecturer

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for 12 month  Lecturer position,  for a 1-Year appointment commencing July 1st 2014.

This is 12 month appointment. The successful candidate will have a research and teaching interest and experience in the area of archival theory, methods and practices.  Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with knowledge in archival arrangement and description.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date), or a combination of extensive professional experience and a master’s degree in a field related to the teaching areas of the position. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. This is a full-time position which carries a teaching load of six (6) 3-credit
courses plus administrative responsibilities as appropriate. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival
and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 28th, 2014. Application materials should include a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications should be sent to:

Connie Wintels
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
The University of British Columbia
Suite 470 – 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Email: slais.recruit(at)

Questions should be sent to:

Caroline Haythornthwaite
Professor and Director
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Email:  c.haythorn(at)

Source: A&A Listserv

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