Department of Asian Studies

Instructor, Grant Tenure-track (Ritsumeikan)

22 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, at University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a Grant Tenure-track Instructor position. The successful applicant will have duties divided equally between the Department of Asian Studies and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, which is a partnership between UBC and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and was created in 1991 with the purpose of supporting the academic English learning of students from Ritsumeikan University. This Grant Tenure-track position is fully funded by the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, funds external to the University’s general operating budget. For more information on the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs please visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/. For more information about the Department of Asian Studies, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

The workload of the successful applicant will include teaching courses offered through the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs and the Department of Asian Studies. In addition, the position involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum development, and innovation. Under the general supervision of the Asian Studies Department Head and the Academic Director of the UBC-Rits Programs, the Instructor will carry out educational leadership work to support the planning, staffing, coordination and delivery of courses in both programs. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Teaching assignments for the UBC-Ritsumeikan program may include undergraduate courses on topics such as Canadian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and Transpacific Culture (for course details visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/programs/courses/); and for Asian Studies may include undergraduate courses on Japanese Literature, Film, or other related topics.

 Requirements include: Advanced proficiency in both English and Japanese; a PhD in Canadian History or Literature, Japanese Studies (any field), Transpacific Studies, or a related field; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability at the post-secondary level in North America; and an interest in global citizenship. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching international students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and/or coordinating a large academic program, and who have strong collaborative skills and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a grant tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association for as long as the UBC-Ritsumeikan Program continues (it is now in its 27th year). For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit  https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.

The application dossier should include a letter clearly indicating the position being sought and outlining potential contributions to the Asian Studies Department and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

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 June 25, 2018.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Tibetan Buddhist Studies)

18 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including East Asian and South Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. The interdisciplinary UBC Himalaya Program brings together faculty and students across campus with interests in the Himalayan region. Information about the Department of Asian Studies and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca; information about the UBC Himalaya Program is available at https://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Khyentse Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing September 1, 2018, potentially renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, 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 teach two courses per year on topics related to Tibetan Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Tibetan Buddhism, and such research may include Tibetan Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions and/or to other research themes in the Himalayan region (for example, but not limited to, art, medicine, social change).  The Fellow is expected to work closely with faculty in both Asian Studies and the UBC Himalaya Program throughout the term of appointment.

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

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. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline.  All application materials and reference letters should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is June 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Japanese Language (Sessional Lecturers)

8 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese 1A – 5 sections
JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese 1B – 2 sections

For more details on courses please see:

https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main;jsessionid=R7+rjUayXIOiMqWG29GYYVzP?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=JAPN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

 For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Chinese (Sessional Lecturers)

8 May, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

CHIN 131 section 011 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 133 section 008 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 331 section 002 (3) Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 471 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)
CHIN 473 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (After Tang)
CHIN 484 section 001 (6) Intensive Modern Chinese Literature

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=CHIN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Chinese Language, Literature and Film (Lecturer)

10 Apr, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer in Chinese Language, Literature and Film, commencing July 1, 2018.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate Chinese Language, Literature and Film courses.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

A PhD required but in exceptional circumstances, a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, or a related field and considerable teaching experience could be considered. The successful candidate is required to have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and extensive teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development, and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs will be assets.  The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 13, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit asia.ubc.ca.

Japanese Language and Literature (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 2 Lecturer positions in Japanese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  Courses may include a combination of Japanese language courses and either 1) literature courses taught in Japanese or 2) content courses on Japanese literature or culture taught in English. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching modern Japanese language, as well as modern Japanese literature or content courses related to Japan (taught in English) to both major/minors and other students. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both English and Japanese; a Master’s degree in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Asian Studies (concentration: Japanese Studies), or a closely related field; evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses including Japanese language, Japanese literature in translation and Japanese Popular culture at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; evidence of training in and understanding of higher education theories, including community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development. Individuals with the expertise to teach modern Japanese literature, as well as translation theory, English-to-Japanese translation, and Japanese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the position. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different courses, one language course (taught in Japanese) and one content course (taught in English or Japanese), lesson plans for the classes shown in the videos, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 7 Lecturer positions in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.    The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Japanese Language courses.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language, Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics or related fields is preferred; extensive experience in teaching both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level; evidence of excellent teaching ability; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese media, readings in modern Japanese Literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels of Japanese langauge courses and two lesson plans for the classes in the video, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Japanese as a Second Language with Course Coordination (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Japanese as a second language with course coordination responsibilities, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach Japanese Language courses as well as coordinate the teaching of multiple-section courses. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language; extensive experience in 1) teaching experience of both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level in North America; 2) coordinating multiple sections; 3) developing course materials including online course materials; 4) supervising and/or training of new teachers or TAs; 5) organizing outside class language learning and cutlural activities; 6) administering student placement, and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted learning, community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese Media, readings in modern Japanese literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Japanese language courses, as well as the lesson plans for these classes, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will teach undergraduate Chinese Language courses for heritage and/or non-heritage learners.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, Chinese Language Education, or Chinese Linguistics; extensive teaching experience at the North American college/university level for both lower and higher levels of language courses; evidence of training and a strong background in computer-assisted teaching; extensive experience with development of course materials and online course materials; experience with student placement; training and experience in community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs. Experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, such as Business Chinese or Chinese Media, is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Chinese language courses, lesson plans for each of the classes in the video, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language with Course Coordination (Lecturer)

19 Mar, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language with course coordination responsibilities, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach Chinese Language as well as coordinate the teaching of multiple-section courses. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language; extensive Chinese language teaching experience at the college/university level in North America, for both heritage and non-heritage streams; extensive experience with coordinating multiple sections; experience organizing the preparation of teaching and testing materials; experience with supervision and/or training of new teachers or TAs; experience organizing and teaching overseas programs; experience organizing cultural activities; experience with student placement; evidence of training and a strong background in computer-assisted teaching; training and experience in community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, such as Business Chinese or Chinese Media, is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Chinese language courses, lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.