Call for Applications | PHH-O Academic Director

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invite applications for the position of Academic Director, Public Humanities Hub Okanagan. This position is open to tenured faculty members in Humanities subjects and staff members with advanced degrees in the Humanities at UBC-Okanagan.

The Academic Director will play an important role in the implementation and development of the PHH-O. An accomplished researcher with experience in collaborative projects and public humanities, the Academic Director will pursue a rigorous and inclusive approach. With the support of a steering committee from different disciplines and Faculties, the Academic Director will work to enhance internal academic communications and collaborations amongst humanists at UBC Okanagan and Vancouver and support public-facing research and activities. The Academic Director will be expected to oversee the budget and operations of the PHH, the adjudication of award funds and fellowships, and other administrative matters. The Director will work with the Associate Dean of Research from FCCS on the Public Humanities conference in June 2021.

The position will begin January 1, 2021 for an initial nine month term, with the possibility of renewal upon review. The Academic Director will benefit from the support of the PHH Graduate Academic Assistant and a budget for PHH-O programming. The Director will receive a partial release from teaching, or an honorarium in lieu of teaching release should the successful candidate be a staff member or already have releases through other arrangements.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in FCCS on all matters requiring a Head’s approval or signature, the Academic Director will also have a dotted-line report to the VPRI and will consult with other Faculty deans, as appropriate.


  • Applicants are asked to provide a statement of interest and vision for PHH at UBC (2 pages max) and a current CV.
  • Applicants are expected to consult with their unit head to request approval in principle, should they be the successful candidate.
  • Nominations and applications will be considered by a committee appointed by the Dean and the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in FCCS.

Applications can be sent to

Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2020