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

Vancouver, BC
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Salary: $10,000 to $20,000
Created: November 29, 2023


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 specialisation, 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.   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. 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.

School of Information

The School of Information is a top-ranked institution in the field of information management and presents a vibrant teaching and research environment. Our faculty are engaged in innovative and collaborative research, community engagement, and professional leadership. We offer several top-ranked graduate programs with consistent high evaluations from our students, including a PhD program, Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), and a First Nations Curriculum Concentration (FNCC), our specialization that focuses on Indigenous information initiatives. Further information about the School of Information can be found at

Equity and mutual respect are core values of the School of Information; we pay particular attention to the needs of all marginalized and under-represented groups of people. As School we are actively engaged in implementing UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) ( and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We seek to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school for faculty, staff and students of all backgrounds and identities.

The University and the Faculty of Arts

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) People, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Indigenous engagement at UBC, visit

Application materials

Applications must be submitted by Friday February 2, 2024 via 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:

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