University of British Columbia

Job Title

Visiting Professor in Archival Studies for the Academic Year 2024-25


School of Information


Opening Date: 11/10/2023
Closing Date:  02/02/2024

Job Description

The University of British Columbia’s School of Information, one of the world’s leading iSchools, invites applications for a Visiting Professor with a specialization in Archival Studies. Applications are invited from archival scholars in all areas of specialization, including but not limited to arrangement and description, appraisal, archives and emerging technologies, archives and the law, and records and information management. The position is for the 2024-25 academic year: visiting professors will be appointed for one full academic term (September to December 2024 or January to April 2025) or two full academic terms (September 2024 to April 2025).This is a competitive position which provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend a term engaged in Teaching and Research at UBC iSchool and with the broader UBC community. 

This is an opportunity to work with iSchool faculty in Archival Studies and, if possible, across programs. The iSchool funds this position in the amount of $10,000. The Visiting Professor is provided with shared office space and is invited to be an active member of the iSchool community during their stay. You are expected to present your ongoing research at a colloquium which will be open to iSchool faculty and Students and members of the broader UBC community. Preference is given to a faculty member who is willing to teach a course in our Master of Archival Studies (MAS) program, for which an additional $10,000 remuneration is provided.


Academics at rank of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree and are currently employed in a faculty position at an institution of higher education outside of the Greater Vancouver area. This position will be for a scholar who will bring expertise and an active record of scholarship in any field within Archival Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven track record of high-quality research productivity and experience in teaching. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by Friday February 2, 2024 via [email protected]. Applicants are asked to submit a current Curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining their proposed research, the reasons for taking up this position, and their potential teaching interest. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Erik Kwakkel, iSchool Director at: [email protected].

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