Chinese Language (Lecturer)

January 13, 2022

Lecturer in Chinese Language

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Chinese Language, for three years with a possible renewal/extension, commencing Sept 1, 2022. In accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association, lecturer positions at UBC 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. This position will entail a probationary first year. We seek an exceptional teacher of Mandarin Chinese Language courses at all levels with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies and active engagement in scholarly teaching. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (eight 3-credit equivalent courses) per year. Courses will range from first-to fourth-year undergraduate courses in non-heritage and heritage Mandarin language courses.

A master’s degree or higher degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, or a closely related field is required. Other requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a evidence of excellent and extensive teaching experience in all levels of Chinese courses in both heritage and non-heritage streams at the post-secondary level in North America; evidence of teaching excellence in delivering courses of different formats and accommodating students of different proficiency levels; demonstrated excellence in course materials design and curriculum development, both individually and in a team environment; experience with teaching parallel sessions of the same course and coordinating parallel sessions; experience with mentoring and training of TAs ; experience with initiating and organizing co- and extra-curricular activities; experience with student placement; evidence of training and strong background in standard language proficiency frameworks, e.g. ACTFL/CEFR and language assessment theory and practice; evidence of pedagogical innovation, such as community-based learning and/or implementation of a variety of teaching technologies; a strong track record of full participation and valuable contribution in team work and program affairs; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and applying language pedagogy theories in practice.

The successful candidate 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 participate fully in program affairs and service. Salary will be 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, (for example, one in beginner level and one in an intermediate or advanced level, and preferably in two different streams, i.e. heritage and non-heritage streams), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. It should include a statement about the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation on the application portal. At the same time, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca by Feb 20, 2022. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to YouTube as unlisted public videos 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 Feb 20, 2022.

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.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.