Instructor – School of Community and Regional Planning – University of British Columbia

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Instructor (half-time term appointment)
School of Community and Regional Planning
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Point Grey Campus

The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) is seeking to recruit a half-time Instructor (term).  The successful applicant should have the ability to design and teach a core course on Introduction to Planning Theory and History, a core course in the recently launched Indigenous Community Planning specialization (Indigenous Community Planning: Ways of Being, Knowing, and Doing), and an elective course (see  These are Master’s level courses.

A PhD in planning or a related discipline is preferred, as well as previous academic and practice background in community development and social planning with particular emphasis in indigenous community planning.

SCARP is a fully accredited (Canada and USA) graduate planning program within the Faculty of Applied Science. The School’s explicit pedagogical mission is to advance the transition to sustainability through excellence in integrated policy and planning research, professional education, and community service. Sustainability is understood broadly to encompass social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions, and the School’s teaching and research orientation places emphasis on the development of participatory, community-oriented, planning methods.

Applicants should submit a letter stating career objectives and suitability for the position, including overview of relevant experience and achievements, and approach to teaching. Please also include your current curriculum vitae and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three possible referees. Applicants are encouraged to submit supplementary materials, including a teaching dossier. Please include your website address, if you have one.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of a reappointment.

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2013; applications will be processed as soon as they are received. To apply, please submit your cover letter and CV online at: If you have any questions pertaining to the position please contact: Dr. Penny Gurstein, Director,  School of Community & Regional Planning e-mail: UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

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