Academic Postings

Chinese Literature and Translation (12-Month Lecturer)

28 Apr, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver is accepting applications for a 12-month lecturer position in Chinese Literature and Translation Studies, commencing September 1, 2017.   This position will be for an initial one-year appointment, with possibility of renewal, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. We seek candidates with expertise in both modern and pre-modern Chinese literature, as well as expertise on and experience (in the form of publications) in both the practice and the teaching of English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translation. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the position.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both English and Mandarin Chinese; a PhD in Chinese Literature, Asian Studies, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America on Chinese literature, Chinese-to-English and English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese language; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern Chinese literature and modern Chinese literature, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses is an asset. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

The normal teaching load of a 12-Month Lecturer is eight 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include a combination of lecture courses on Chinese literature taught in English, and advanced content-based courses on Chinese literature taught in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and can also be assigned some program coordination duties around translation courses and content-based instruction curriculum development.

Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and lesson plan(s) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submission of teaching videos of a literature course in Chinese and/or a content course in English are strongly recommended; applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links as part of their application submission. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees and arrange to have each of those referees send a confidential letter of recommendation.  All application materials and reference letters should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is June 2, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is September 1, 2017.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.  Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify.  For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

HSBC Chair in Asian Research – Call for Applications

28 Apr, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

HSBC Chair in Asian Research (UBC-Vancouver)

 

The Institute of Asian Research in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, in the Faculty of Arts, at UBC-Vancouver invites applicants for the HSBC Chair in Asian Research which supports policy-oriented work on Asia.  The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017 for an initial 5-year term, potentially renewable.

 

Selection criteria include research and teaching excellence in public policy with an empirical focus on Asia.  Preference will be given to faculty members teaching in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.  The Faculty of Arts is committed to addressing persistent inequities; women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

As the HSBC Chair is partially funded by an endowment, it is intended to complement an existing position already core-funded by the faculty member’s academic home unit.  This is an internal search, open to tenured or tenure-track faculty at UBC.  The Chair appointment will include some research and teaching support, along with office space in the C.K. Choi Building and administrative assistance from the Institute of Asian Research in the C.K. Choi Building.  The HSBC Chair will be expected to participate in the ongoing development of the MPPGA public policy degree and the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

 

The Acting Dean has asked Dr. Yves Tiberghien to chair an ad hoc advisory committee to review applications and make a recommendation on the appointment of the HSBC Chair.

 

How to Apply:

Those interested in applying are asked to submit a CV and a brief letter of application summarizing their program of research relevant to the mandate of the HSBC Chair, including a statement about how UBC can advance the study of public policy in Asia.

 

Applicants need to consult with their unit head to obtain their support.  The unit head would then forward the application materials to the attention of Dr. Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research, by 4:00pm, Monday May 8, 2017 via email to: yves.tiberghien@ubc.ca.

 

Cantonese Language (12-Month Lecturer)

25 Apr, 2017

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Cantonese Language, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach a total of 24 credits over the 12-month period in Cantonese language courses with the CNTO prefix. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead in administration and curriculum development of the Cantonese language program.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Cantonese and English, as well as university-level competency in Mandarin; a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Cantonese Language and/or Linguistics, Language Education, or related field; exceptional organizational skills; experience teaching Cantonese for credit at the post-secondary level in a North Amercian university; evidence of excellent teaching effectiveness; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs; evidence of commitment to teaching; and promise of educational leadership. Experience in program coordination and computer-assisted instruction will be assets. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The application dossier should be sent electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca and should include: Application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s university-level education, sample teaching video (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three language education professionals who can provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links as part of their application submission.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 31, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Semantics (2017/18)

13 Apr, 2017

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Semantics, to commence no later than September 1, 2017. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

This postdoctoral position is partially funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant on “Tense and aspect systems in human language: Evidence from Salish, Tsimshianic, Na-Dene and Austronesian.” The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in this SSHRC-funded research project. Expertise in the areas of tense and/or aspect is an advantage, as is experience with fieldwork and/or research on understudied languages. Previous experience with the language families indicated in the grant’s title is not required.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach three courses, including one graduate seminar in semantics on a topic of their choice, one upper-level undergraduate course in semantics or pragmatics, and a third course to be determined. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, http://linguistics.ubc.ca. The salary for this position is CAD $50,000/year plus benefits. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing the following items (in the order listed): a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Edna Dharmaratne, Administrator,
Department of Linguistics,
The University of British Columbia, edna.dharmaratne@ubc.ca. Completed applications and reference letters must be received by May 12, 2017.  Please include “postdoc search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Lisa Matthewson at lisa.matthewson@ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs (UBC-RITS)

11 Apr, 2017

 

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs (UBC-RITS)

Invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following courses:

 

2017 WINTER TERM 1 (September – December 2017)

CDST 250 – 001 Introduction to Canada

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Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 30, 2017.

A minimum of an M.A is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

 

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught(course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

 

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to Andre Lamontange by 12:00 p.m. on Friday May 1, 2017

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

Visual Art – Sessional Lectureships (2017 Winter)

5 Apr, 2017

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Visual Art courses:

 

2017 WINTER TERM 1 (September – December 2017)

VISA 210 — Digital Arts

VISA 210 — Digital Arts (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)

VISA 250 — Print Media

VISA 310 — Intermediate Digital Arts I

 

2017 WINTER TERM 2 (January – April 2018)

VISA 241 — Digital Photography

VISA 250 — Print Media

VISA 370 — Special Studies I (Intermediate Tutorial)

VISA 390 — Performance Art

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Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 15, 2017.
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

A minimum of an MFA is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

 

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

 

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Art History – Sessional Lectureships (2017 Winter)

5 Apr, 2017

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers to teach the following Art History courses:

 

2017 WINTER TERM 1 (September to December 2017)

ARTH 101 — Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies

ARTH 341 — 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern

ARTH 448 — Seminar in North American Architecture

ARTH 480 — Visual and Digital Media Theory (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)

 

2017 WINTER TERM 2 (January to April 2018)

ARTH 480 — Visual and Digital Media Theory (two sections) (BMS, Bachelor of Media Studies Program)

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Course scheduling is currently being finalized and will be posted online April 15, 2017. https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main

 

A minimum of an M.A. in Art History is required, and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • a C.V., which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • a sample outline
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching evaluations, if available)
  • two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to the department by the referees

 

Applications and reference letters should be sent via email to ahva.head@ubc.ca by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

For information please visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Chinese Applied Linguistics (Instructor, tenure-track)

31 Mar, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, but primarily 400-level content courses, and coordinating 400-level content-based instruction in the Chinese language program, the largest of its kind in North America.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a PhD in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Mandarin Chinese at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with the expertise to teach innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Chinese literature and culture, Chinese cinema, or Chinese linguistics are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. Teaching expertise in Chinese translation studies or Chinese dialect/topolect studies will also be assets for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include mainly fourth-year level undergraduate CBI courses taught in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned some program coordination duties around 400-level content-based courses and other program affairs. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 4, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism

22 Mar, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca

 

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2017, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately. The deadline for the receipt of applications is May 1, 2017, however the position will remain open until filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Lecturer in Chinese Language, 2017/18

22 Mar, 2017

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for a 12-month lecturer position in Chinese language, commencing September 1, 2017. This position is a 1-year contract leave replacement. The successful candidate will teach a maximum of 24 credits of Chinese Language courses, ranging from first to fourth-year courses, over the 12-month period, and be expected to assist the Director of the Chinese Language Program in program administration and development. The Lecturer’s service assignments will be based on the needs of the Department, with the possibility of course release depending on the extent of service assigned.
Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Ph.D or Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese Language Education, or Chinese Linguistics; extensive teaching experience at the college/university level for both non-heritage and heritage learners; extensive experience with language program coordination as well as organization of cultural events and extracurricular language activities; extensive experience with development of course materials and online course materials as well as computer-assisted teaching; experience with student placement; experience and knowledge of standardized language tests; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching video(s) and lesson plan(s), (preferrably for elementary level non-heritage and heritage levels) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is April 24, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify. For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.