The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Discipline-Based Experiential Learning. We seek an innovative researcher and educator who will conduct internationally-recognized research on the development, application, and assessment of best-practices in Discipline-Based Experiential Learning in the Earth Sciences and/or related disciplines (e.g., Geology, Geological Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, etc.).
Experiential learning is defined here as an educational process that engages students with authentic situations and applications in field, laboratory and classroom settings. In this context "field" could refer to any experience that occurs outside of a traditional university learning space, including outdoor natural environments.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science Education or an Earth Science discipline. They will have conducted theoretically-grounded pedagogical research and show promise of making significant contributions to Earth Science Education research including cognitive and/or affective aspects of experiential learning.
This position will build on EOAS’s global leadership in Earth Science education, with the potential to bridge to other disciplines that are interested in strengthening or developing experiential learning programs. EOAS currently provides a number of important outdoor experiential learning opportunities for students, including those at the UBC Geological Field Station in the southern Okanagan, the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, and through various field study sites in and around UBC and the Vancouver region.
The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally-recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental activities. EOAS is dedicated to practicing excellence in evidence-based teaching. A keen interest in innovative teaching methods is essential, along with demonstrated potential for teaching excellence within one of the undergraduate specializations in EOAS. An ability to contribute to teaching in existing field courses would be desirable.
Research and teaching interests in EOAS, the top-ranked and largest Earth Sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). We seek candidates who have the capacity and interest to interact with other teaching and learning clusters both within and outside the department, and demonstrate the potential to forge links with other national and international Science Education research groups. Candidates should possess a strong record of research productivity in Earth Science Education commensurate with their experience.
How to Apply:
Visit https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php and select job ID 36144. Use the upload page to upload a single PDF file that includes:
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Start Date: September 2020
Job Type: Other
You Must Have:
Name: Professor Erik Eberhardt