Department of Asian Studies

Japanese as a second/foreign language (Lecturer)

25 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2019.

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 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 in North America; 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-centered 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 be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is 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 language 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/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is March 31, 2019.

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.

Punjabi Language and Culture (Lecturer)

22 Jan, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in Punjabi language and culture, commencing September 1, 2019.

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 the Lecturer position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 credits of Punjabi at the first- and second-year level plus an additional 12 credits of Punjabi language, film, literature in translation, or other content classes.

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 demonstrate excellent spoken and written command of Punjabi; ability to work in both of the scripts Punjabi is written in (Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi); a Master’s degree in an appropriate related field (preferably Punjabi language and/or literature-related); and teaching experience in North America at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching a South Asian language is required, as is experience teaching related content courses in English. Successful applicants must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, as well as fully participate in department affairs and service.

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

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and two lesson plans (one each for a lesson in first- and second-year Punjabi), 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. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careersThe deadline for receipt of application materials is February 28, 2019.

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.

Modern Chinese Popular Culture (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

2 Oct, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Chinese Popular Culture. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in contemporary visual and digital media culture, cinema, literature, and/or music, as well as a geographic purview that includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the broader Sinophone world. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019.  All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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

Premodern Sinitic Poetry (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

2 Oct, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Sinitic Poetry. Applicants with expertise in the history and practice of Sinitic Poetry anywhere in the sinographic sphere are welcome to apply. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in English and in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses in: the history of premodern Chinese literature, especially poetry; premodern Chinese literature in translation; and Classical Chinese with English as the language of instruction. The ability to teach courses on other parts of the sinographic sphere would be an asset.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

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

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Modern Japanese Popular Culture (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

2 Oct, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Japanese Popular Culture. Expertise in visual narrative culture (manga, anime, games, film) and a relevant discipline such as media studies, critical theory, or cultural studies preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a strong engagement with popular culture theory, and are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Japanese and English.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019.  All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

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

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.