Dodson Visiting Professorship in Children’s Literature at UBC

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The University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, is pleased to invite applications for the first Dodson Visiting Professorship named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson.

This is a competitive position that provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend a term engaged in Teaching and Research at the iSchool and with the UBC Community. Academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education.

This inaugural position will be for a Visiting Professor in the field of Children’s Literature, who will bring expertise and an active record of scholarship in children’s or young adult literature or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven track record of high quality research productivity and experience in teaching. This is an opportunity to work with the Chair of our Master of Arts in Children’s Literature, who is an award-winning researcher in the area of Canadian literature for children.

This Visiting Professorship opens the opportunity to teach, interact, and mentor students in the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program by teaching two classes in this multidisciplinary field.

Expertise in the area of children’s or young adult literature or media and an understanding of the issues surrounding children’s or young adult literature scholarship are required. This research will be showcased at a colloquium, which will be open to all faculty, librarians, students and alumni.

The Dodson Visiting Professorship funds this position for one term in the amount of $15,000, and can be supplemented with teaching (up to 2 courses) to $30,000.

Address all enquiries and applications comprising a letter of interest and a current CV to:

Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director – SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on March 1 2012 and continue until the visiting professorship has been awarded.

Start date: Either September 4 2012 or January 3 2013