Lecturer in Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language (Vancouver, Canada)

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 langauge 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 asia.ubc.ca.